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Specters

Author: Raḍwá ʻĀshūr; Barbara Romaine
Publisher: Northampton, MA : Interlink Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Specters tells the story of Radwa and Shagar, two women born the same day. The narrative alternates between their childhoods, their work lives (one a professor of literature and the other of history), their married and unmarried lives, and their respective books. With her novel's structure, Ashour pays tribute to the Arab qareen (double or companion, and sometimes demon) and the ancient Egyptian ka (the spirit that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Autobiographical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raḍwá ʻĀshūr; Barbara Romaine
ISBN: 9781566568326 1566568323
OCLC Number: 635476547
Language Note: Translated from the Arabic.
Awards: Cairo International Book Fair Prize
Description: 282 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Aṭyāf.
Responsibility: by Radwa Ashour ; translated by Barbara Romaine.

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Specters tells the story of Radwa and Shagar, two women born the same day. The narrative alternates between their childhoods, their work lives (one a professor of literature and the other of history), their married and unmarried lives, and their respective books. With her novel's structure, Ashour pays tribute to the Arab qareen (double or companion, and sometimes demon) and the ancient Egyptian ka (the spirit that is born with and accompanies an individual through life and beyond).

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