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by Joumana Haddad


Conjuring the unpredictability of city life in the Middle East, this compilation of stories .

Conjuring the unpredictability of city life in the Middle East, this compilation of stories reveals the metropolis itself through a vibrant assortment of personalities. From the celebrated author collecting an award in the city that exiled him decades before to the forlorn lover waiting at a rendezvous as government officials raid nearby shops.

Madinah, city stories from the Middle East, anthology, 2008, "Comma Press", Manchester, U. .

Madinah, city stories from the Middle East, anthology, 2008, "Comma Press", Manchester, UK. Superman is an Arab, Essay, 2012, "Westbourne Press", London, UK. The book has been translated to French, Italian, Spanish, Croatian and Arabic. The Third Sex, Essay, 2015, "Nawfal", Beirut, Lebanon.

Conjuring the unpredictability of city life in the Middle East, this compilation of stories reveals . From the celebrated author collecting an award in the city that exiled him decades before to the forlorn lover waiting at a rendezvous as government officials raid nearby shops, this anthology shows how urban existence is changing faster than ever.

Madinah’ – the Arabic word for ‘city’ – may conjure labyrinthine streets and the hustle and bustle of the souq in Westerners’ minds, but for the inhabitants of the Middle East it is a much more mercurial thing, and one that’s changing today faster than ever. Here – in ten urban stories set across the region – the city reveals itself through a vibrant array of characters: from the celebrated author collecting an award in the city that exiled him decades before, to the forlorn lover waiting at a rendezvous as government officials raid nearby shops, confiscating ‘wanton’ Valentine’s Day roses.

No souqs please, is Joumana Haddad’s maxim as she introduces this collection of ten stories of cities in the Middle East. Haddad, a Lebanese author, deplores literature that reinforces stereotypes of a romantic Orient, and mosaics or minarets are scarce in Madinah - Arabic for city. So, if like the Orient the concept of the Middle East too is a Western construct, is there anything Middle Eastern about Middle Eastern writing? On first reading, the answer is no. There is good writing here, with moving evocations of loneliness.

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About the Book ‘Madinah’ – the Arabic word for ‘city’ – may conjure labyrinthine streets and the hustle and bustle of the souq in Westerners’ minds, but for the inhabitants of the Middle East it is a much more mercurial thing, and one that’s changing today faster than ever

Joumana Haddad's eye-opening collection of "city stories from the Middle East" does feature strong tales about ancient centres of culture: the great Egyptian Gamal al-Ghitani writes of loss and longing in Alexandria; Nedim.

Joumana Haddad's eye-opening collection of "city stories from the Middle East" does feature strong tales about ancient centres of culture: the great Egyptian Gamal al-Ghitani writes of loss and longing in Alexandria; Nedim Gürsel depicts an author's return as a stranger t. Joumana Haddad's eye-opening collection of "city stories from the Middle East" does feature strong tales about ancient centres of culture: the great Egyptian Gamal al-Ghitani writes of loss and longing in Alexandria; Nedim Gürsel depicts an author's return as a stranger to Istanbul; Hassan Blasim mixes dream and documentary in Baghdad. But Riyadh and Dubai feature more rarely on fictional maps. Bibliography in Italian.

Bibliography and translations of her books in English. I killed Scheherazade. United Kingdom: Saqi Books. The Seamstress' Daughter, Beirut: Nawfal. The Third Sex, Beirut: Nawfal. United Kingdom: Westbourne Press. Invitation to a Secret Feast, poetry, USA: Tupelo Press. Madinah, city stories from the Middle East, anthology, UK: Comma Press. Bibliography in Arabic.

These 10 short stories set in Middle Eastern cities showcase contemporary writing from the region. She says this dearth deprives both worlds of a better understanding of each other at a time when mutual comprehension has become vital

Conjuring the unpredictability of city life in the Middle East, this compilation of stories reveals the metropolis itself through a vibrant assortment of personalities. From the celebrated author collecting an award in the city that exiled him decades before to the forlorn lover waiting at a rendezvous as government officials raid nearby shops, this anthology shows how urban existence is changing faster than ever. Additional tales include engineers racing to complete another “world’s tallest building” in Dubai, American helicopters patrolling the Martyrs Bridge in Baghdad, and an Israeli general who invites guests to watch promotional videos for the tank that will “win the next war” while eating biscuits and reciting poetry, all revealing that it is not the landmarks but the people that define the communities across this region. Opening the door to a diversity of subtle and concealed elements, these narratives illustrate how much is not known about this fascinating part of the world.

Madinah: City Stories from the Middle East epub download

ISBN13: 978-1905583201

ISBN: 1905583206

Author: Joumana Haddad

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Comma Press; Translation edition (September 1, 2009)

Pages: 174 pages

ePUB size: 1994 kb

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