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Schami, Rafik 1946-

Works: 362 works in 1,367 publications in 6 languages and 10,984 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Diaries  History  Political fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Interviews  Personal narratives  Pictorial works  Young adult works 
Roles: Creator, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Arranger, Performer, Honoree, Narrator
Classifications: PT2680.A448, 833.914
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Publications about Rafik Schami
Publications by Rafik Schami
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A hand full of stars by Rafik Schami( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 901 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
Albert & Lila by Rafik Schami( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 725 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
Damascus nights by Rafik Schami( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 683 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 calligrapher's secret by Rafik Schami( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 604 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--Cover, [p.4]
The dark side of love by Rafik Schami( Book )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 543 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
A woman in the crossfire : diaries of the Syrian revolution by Samar Yazbik( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 516 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
Fatima and the dream thief by Rafik Schami( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in German and English and held by 457 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
Erzähler der Nacht by Rafik Schami( Book )
62 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Zeven vrienden vertellen evenzovele verhalen om hun vriend en rasverteller Salim zijn verloren gegane spraakvermogen terug te bezorgen
Die dunkle Seite der Liebe : Roman by Rafik Schami( Book )
29 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Ein grandioses Panorama Syriens - und eine schillernde Erzählung von Liebe, Hass, Unterdrückung und Leidenschaft
Eine Hand voller Sterne : Roman by Rafik Schami( Book )
58 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 227 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
Das Geheimnis des Kalligraphen : Roman by Rafik Schami( Book )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 210 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
The crow who stood on his beak by Rafik Schami( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 186 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
Die Sehnsucht fährt schwarz : Geschichten aus der Fremde by Rafik Schami( Book )
31 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in German and English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Die Sehnsucht der Schwalbe by Rafik Schami( Book )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 163 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
Reise zwischen Nacht und Morgen by Rafik Schami( Book )
36 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Nadat een verarmde circusdirecteur plotseling tot rijkdom komt, kan hij zijn felbegeerde grote tournee door de Oriënt maken
Der Geheime Bericht über den Dichter Goethe, der eine Prüfung auf einer arabischen Insel bestand by Rafik Schami( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in German and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Aan het eind van de 19e eeuw komt een Duits-Engelse jongen met zijn moeder terecht op een kleine eilandstaat, maar reist regelmatig naar Europa waar hij een lezing over Goethe houdt
Der Fliegenmelker : Geschichten aus Damaskus by Rafik Schami( Book )
22 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Belletristik : Syrien/Damaskus ; 1950/59
Wie ich Papa die Angst vor Fremden nahm by Rafik Schami( Book )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Sélection lab-elle : album attentif aux potentiels féminins et à la représentation des genres
Der ehrliche Lügner : Roman von tausendundeiner Lüge by Rafik Schami( Book )
21 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in German and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Bunt wie ein orientalischer Teppich sind die kuriosen Geschichten, die Sadik seinen staunenden Zuhörern erzählt
Damascus : taste of a city by Marie Fadel( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Fadél, Suheil, 1946-
Fadél, Suheil 1946- Wirklicher Name
Fāḍil, Suhajl, 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-
Shiyami, Rafuiku 1946-
Suhail Fāḍil
שאמי, רפיק 1946-
שאמי, רפיק, 6491־
شامي، رفيق
شامي، رفيق 1946-
샤미, 라픽 1946-
シャミ, ラフィク
ラフィク・シャミ 1946-
German (342)
English (74)
Spanish (9)
French (5)
Turkish (2)
Italian (2)
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