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The book of Gaza : a city in short fiction

Author: ʻĀṭif Abū Sayf
Publisher: [Manchester] : Comma Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Discover the city of Gaza through its short stories. Bringing together a dozen of Palestine's greatest modern prose writers, this anthology sets contemporary stories against the backdrop of one of the world's most talked-about cities, presenting them in English translation for the first time. Together, these stories will enable English-speaking readers to go beyond the global media coverage, and enter into the daily  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Short stories
Translations into English
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: ʻĀṭif Abū Sayf
ISBN: 9781905583645 1905583648
OCLC Number: 870426674
Language Note: Translated from the Arabic.
Notes: Subtitle from cover.
Description: xiii, 128 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: A journey in the opposite direction / Atef Abu Saif, translated by Tom Aplin --
The cloak of the sea / Nayrouz Qarmout, translated by Charis Bredin --
Red lights / Talal Abu Shawish, translated by Alice Guthrie --
The whore of Gaza / Najlaa Ataallah, translated by Sarah Irving --
A white flower for David / Ghareeb Asqalani, translated by John Peate --
Dead Numbers / Yusra al Khatib, translated by Emily Danby --
When I cut off Gaza's head / Mona abu Sharekh, translated by Katharine Halls --
Two men / Abdallah Tayeh, translated by Adam Talib --
You and I / Asmaa al Ghul, translated by Alexa Firat --
Abu Jaber returns to the woods / Zaki al 'Ela, translated by Max Weiss.
Responsibility: edited by Atef Abu Saif ; with additional editorial support from Chelsea Milsom and Lauren Pyott.


This anthology brings together some of the pioneers of the Gazan short story, as well as younger exponents of the form, with ten stories that offer glimpses of life in the Strip that go beyond the  Read more...


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A welcome reminder of the universality of human relations' - The Guardian; 'Tales that reflect that depth and the variety and universality of the Gazan experience' - The Irish Times

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