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Tiller of waters

Author: Hudá Barakāt; Marilyn Booth
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : The American University in Cairo Press, 2004.
Series: Modern Arabic writing.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"This spellbinding novel narrates the many-layered recollections of a hallucinating man in devastated Beirut. The desolate, almost surreal, urban landscape is enriched by the unfolding of the family sagas of Niqula Mitri and his beloved Shamsa, the Kurdish maid. Mitri reminisces about his Egyptian mother and his father who came back to settle in Beirut after a long stay in Egypt. Both Mitri and his father are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hudá Barakāt; Marilyn Booth
ISBN: 9789774248634 9774248635
OCLC Number: 144558731
Language Note: In English translated from the Arabic.
Description: 176 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Modern Arabic writing.
Other Titles: Harith al-miyah.
Responsibility: Hoda Barakat ; translated by Marilyn Booth.

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"A powerful story of humanity, of what should be, or should have been, protected. Barakat... weaves and intertwines, page after page, reality with history, past and present." - al Fadid"

 
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