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Schami, Rafik 1946-

Works: 300 works in 1,451 publications in 27 languages and 11,188 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Diaries  History  Political fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Interviews  Personal narratives  Pictorial works  Young adult works 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Arranger, Narrator, Honoree, Performer
Classifications: PT2680.A448, 833.914
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Publications about Rafik Schami
Publications by Rafik Schami
Most widely held works by Rafik Schami
A hand full of stars by Rafik Schami( Book )
130 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 1,275 libraries worldwide
A teenager who wants to be a journalist in a suppressed society describes to his diary his daily life in his hometown of Damascus, Syria
Damascus nights by Rafik Schami( Book )
125 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 1,091 libraries worldwide
"In present-day Damascus, Salim the coachman, the city's most famous storyteller, is mysteriously struck dumb. To break the spell, seven friends gather for seven nights to present Salim with seven wondrous "gifts"--Seven stories of their own design"--P. [4] of cover
The dark side of love by Rafik Schami( Book )
80 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 949 libraries worldwide
A dead man hangs from the portal of St. Paul's Chapel in Damascus. He was a Muslim officer and he was murdered. But when Detective Barudi sets out to interrogate the man's mysterious widow, the Secret Service takes the case away from him. Barudi continues to investigate clandestinely and discovers the murderers motive: it is a blood feud between the Mushtak and Shahin clans, reaching back to the beginnings of the 20th century. And, linked to it, a love story that can have no happy ending
The calligrapher's secret by Rafik Schami( Book )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 648 libraries worldwide
Even as a young man, Hamid Farsi is acclaimed as a master of the art of calligraphy. But as time goes by, he sees that weaknesses in the Arabic language and its script limit its uses in the modern world. In a secret society, he works out schemes for radical reform, never guessing what risks he is running and how far the purists are willing to go to stop him. His beautiful wife, Nura, is ignorant of the great plans on her husband's mind. She knows only his cold, avaricious side and so it is no wonder she feels flattered by the attentions of his amusing, lively young apprentice. And so begins a passionate love story--the love of a Muslim woman and a Christian man--P. [4] of cover
A woman in the crossfire : diaries of the Syrian revolution by Samar Yazbek( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 537 libraries worldwide
This work is a devastating and personal account of the ongoing uprising in Syria from a prominent Syrian journalist now in hiding. The author, a well known novelist and journalist from the coastal city of Jableh, has witnessed the first four months of the uprising first hand and actively participated in a variety of public actions and budding social movements. Throughout this period she kept a diary of personal reflections on, and observations of, this historic time. Because of the outspoken views she published in print and online, she quickly attracted the attention and fury of the regime, and vicious rumours started to spread about her disloyalty to the homeland and to the Alawite community that she belongs to. This narrative weaves together her independent struggle to protect herself and her young daughter even as her activism propels her into a daunting labyrinth of insecurity after she is forced from her home into living on the run and detained multiple times, expelled from the Alawite community and repudiated by her family, her hometown and even her childhood friends. With empathy and journalistic rigour she began to compile oral testimonies from ordinary Syrians, both as a means of documenting contemporary history and as a way for her to better understand the forces that contributed to the outbreak of the uprising. Filled with snapshots of exhilarating hope and horrifying atrocities, she offers us a unique perspective on the Syrian uprising. Hers is a modest yet powerful testament to the strength and commitment of countless unnamed, individual Syrians who have united to fight for their freedom. These diaries will inspire all those who read them and challenge the world to look anew at the trials and tribulations of the Syrian uprising
Albert & Lila by Rafik Schami( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
Albert, the only white pig on the farm, and Lila, a chicken too old to lay eggs, suffer the ridicule of their fellow animals until they join forces and defeat a hungry fox who comes to call. Once there was a farm where many pigs and many chickens lived in cordial but distant contentment. They were all very polite to each other, but no pig ever played with a chicken and no chicken ever played with a pig. Not, that is, until Albert meets Lila. Both are outcasts: Albert ridiculed because he is the only white pig on the farm and Lila exiled from the henhouse because she is too old to lay eggs. Naturally, the other animals shake their heads over this odd couple. But Albert and Lila don't care. They're having too much fun together. And when they come up with a cunning plan to outwit the fox, they transform the farm into a safe and happy haven filled with friendship and fun for all
Fatima and the dream thief by Rafik Schami( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
Fatima accepts the challenge to work for the mean-tempered lord of the castle who steals the dreams of anyone who becomes angry with him
Das Geheimnis des Kalligraphen : Roman by Rafik Schami( Book )
33 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Die bewegende Geschichte des Damaszener Kalligraphen Hamid Farsi, der den grossen Traum einer Reform der arabischen Schrift verwirklichen will und nicht merkt, in welche Gefahr er sich begibt. Seine Frau Nuri ahnt nichts von den grossen Plänen ihres Mannes und fühlt sich vernachlässigt. Sie verliebt sich in einen Christen und verschwindet spurlos
Alberto y Lila by Rafik Schami( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 242 libraries worldwide
Albert, the only white pig on the farm, and Lila, a chicken too old to lay eggs, suffer the ridicule of their fellow animals until they join forces and defeat a hungry fox who comes to call
The crow who stood on his beak by Rafik Schami( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and Danish and held by 193 libraries worldwide
An adventurous little crow goes in search of the magnificent peacock, and, upon meeting him, manages to humble the peacock and endear himself to the other birds
Der Geheime Bericht über den Dichter Goethe, der eine Prüfung auf einer arabischen Insel bestand by Rafik Schami( Book )
29 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (Jugenderzählung)
Reise zwischen Nacht und Morgen by Rafik Schami( Book )
44 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Ein ganzer Zirkus, schon etwas betagt, aber mit noch immer blendenden Nummern, reist von Deutschland in den Orient, weil ein reicher arabischer Gönner vor seinem nahenden Tod den Zirkuschef und Freund wiedersehen möchte
Die Sehnsucht der Schwalbe by Rafik Schami( Book )
27 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Der Syrer Lutfi, Gast einer 7-tägigen arabischen Hochzeit, erzählt aus seinem Leben: Die Geschichte einer aufregenden Kindheit zwischen Damaskus und Frankfurt und seiner Liebe zu der deutschen Molli, die er mit gefälschten Papieren besuchte und wie er wiederholt abgeschoben wurde
Der Fliegenmelker : Geschichten aus Damaskus by Rafik Schami( Book )
25 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Belletristik : Syrien/Damaskus ; 1950/59
Die Sehnsucht fährt schwarz : Geschichten aus der Fremde by Rafik Schami( Book )
33 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in German and English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Der ehrliche Lügner : Roman von tausendundeiner Lüge by Rafik Schami( Book )
23 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Bunt wie ein orientalischer Teppich sind die kuriosen Geschichten, die Sadik seinen staunenden Zuhörern erzählt ... Großdruck
Damascus : taste of a city by Marie Fadel( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Milad : von einem, der auszog, um einundzwanzig Tage satt zu werden by Rafik Schami( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in German and Japanese and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Dem armen Aramäer Milad wird von einer schönen Fee ein Schatz versprochen, falls er es schafft, 3 Wochen lang satt zu werden. Um sein Ziel zu erreichen, stürzt Milad sich von einem Abenteuer ins Nächste
Sieben Doppelgänger by Rafik Schami( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Rafik Schami (der richtige, versteht sich) hat mit diesem ironischen Buch eine noch nie dagewesene Liebeserklärung an seine deutschen Zuhörer und Buchhändler geschrieben, die ihn, den emigrierten Syrer, zu einem der beliebtesten deutschsprachigen Erzähler gemacht haben. Er verspricht - wenn er jemals wieder auftritt -, in Zukunft nur noch höchstpersönlich zu erscheinen: Seine sieben Doppelgänger hat er entlassen
Die Frau, die ihren Mann auf dem Flohmarkt verkaufte, oder, Wie ich zum Erzähler wurde by Rafik Schami( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Grosser Auftritt für Rafik Schami: In seinem neuen, persönlichsten Buch erzählt er, wie er zu einem der beliebtesten Erzähler Deutschlands wurde. Er berichtet von seiner Kindheit in Damaskus, als es noch Geschichtenerzähler gab, die im Kaffeehaus ihr Garn gesponnen haben, er zeichnet ein liebevolles Porträt seines Grossvaters, und er macht sich Gedanken darüber, wie die Märchen in die Welt gekommen sind. In diesem Buch, und das macht den grossen Reiz aus, spricht Schami mit dem Leser - und wir hören ihm atemlos zu
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Alternative Names
Fadél, Suheil, 1946-
Fāḍil, Suhajl, 1946-
Rafik Sami 1946-
Rafik Schami
Rafik Schami, 1946-
Rafīq Šāmī
Šámí, Rafíg, 1946-
Šami, Rafik 1946-
Šāmī, Rafīq, 1946-
Sami, Raphik 1946-
Schami, Rafik
Shami, Rafiḳ 1946-
Shami, Rafiku 1946-
Shami, Rafiq, 1946-
Shiyami, Rafuiku 1946-
Suhail Fāḍil
שאמי, רפיק 1946-
שאמי, רפיק 6491־
رفيق شامي
شامي، رفيق 1946-
فاضل، سهيل
샤미, 라픽 1946-
シャミ, ラフィク
ラフィク・シャミ 1946-
German (378)
English (83)
Spanish (43)
Catalan (28)
French (15)
Japanese (9)
Italian (8)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (8)
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Dutch (6)
Danish (6)
Swedish (4)
Hebrew (4)
Turkish (4)
Norwegian (4)
Basque (4)
Arabic (3)
Polish (3)
Russian (3)
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Czech (2)
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