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A cloudy day on the Western shore

Author: Muḥammad al-Mansī Qandīl; Barbara Romaine
Publisher: Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Middle East literature in translation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Shortlisted for the Arabic Booker Prize, this novel traces the turbulent life of Aisha, an Egyptian girl raised in a Christian convent. Part allegory, part magical realism, the novel is threaded with  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Magic realism (Literature)
Fiction
Historical fiction
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Qandīl, Muḥammad al-Mansī.
Cloudy day on the Western shore.
Syracuse : Syracuse University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018026512
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Muḥammad al-Mansī Qandīl; Barbara Romaine
ISBN: 9780815611097 0815611099
OCLC Number: 1037285007
Language Note: Translated from the Arabic.
Notes: "Originally published in Arabic as Yawm Ghaaʼim Gii al-Barr al-Bharbi (Cairo: Dar El-Shorouk, 2009)."
Description: 380 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Middle East literature in translation.
Other Titles: Yawm ghāʼim fī al-barr al-gharbī.
Responsibility: Mohamed Mansi Qandil ; translated from the Arabic by Barbara Romaine.

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This is an extremely well-crafted and indeed often erudite work of fiction.--Roger Allen "author of The Arabic Novel: An Historical and Critical Introduction "

 
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