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Wedding night

Author: Yūsuf Abū Rayyah; R Neil Hewison
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, ©2006.
Series: Modern Arabic literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a small town in the Nile Delta lives Houda the deaf and mute butcher's apprentice. Revealing the town's private stories through public sign language, Houda articulates the unspoken and the forbidden, to unsettle the apparent quietude of rural society. But his own unrestrained desire threatens to scandalize the town and rock its codes of public behavior. When it is reported that he has violated the sanctity of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
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Abū Rayyah, Yūsuf.
Wedding night.
Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)80015425
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yūsuf Abū Rayyah; R Neil Hewison
ISBN: 9781617974113 1617974110 9781617971433 161797143X
OCLC Number: 608308116
Description: 1 online resource (138 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Copyright Page; Body; Glossary; Translator's Note.
Series Title: Modern Arabic literature.
Other Titles: Laylat ʻurs.
Responsibility: Yusuf Abu Rayya ; translated by R. Neil Hewison.

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In a small town in the Nile Delta lives Houda the deaf and mute butcher's apprentice. Revealing the town's private stories through public sign language, Houda articulates the unspoken and the  Read more...

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