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Contemporary Iraqi Fiction: An Anthology

Contemporary Iraqi Fiction: An Anthology (Hardback)

By Mustafa, Shakir

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The first anthology of its kind in the West, Contemporary Iraqi Fiction gathers work from sixteen Iraqi writers, all translated from Arabic into English. Shedding a bright light on the rich diversity of Iraqi experience, Shakir Mustafa has included selections by Iraqi women, Iraq...i Jews now living in Israel, and Christians and Muslims living both in Iraq and abroad.While each voice is distinct, they are united in writing about a homeland that has suffered under repression, censorship, war, and occupation. Many of the selections mirror these grim realities, forcing the writers to open up new narrative terrains and experiment with traditional forms. Muhammad Khodayyir's surrealist portraits of his home city, Basra, in an excerpt from Basriyyatha and the magical realism of Mayselun Hadi's Calendars both offer powerful expressions of the absurdity of everyday life. Themes range from childhood and family to war, political oppression, and interfaith relationships. Mustafa provides biographical sketches of the writers and an enlightening introduction chronicling the evolution of Iraqi literature.
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ISBN 9780815609025
Publisher Inbooks
Format Hardback
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Series Middle East Literature in Translation
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ISBN-13 9780815609025
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Inbooks
Imprint Syracuse University Press
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
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Translated from Arabic
Author(s) By Mustafa, Shakir
Series Middle East Literature in Translation
Category Collections & Anthologies Of Various Literary Forms
Number of Pages 202
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 892.7370809567
Weight 480g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Arabic fiction - Iraq, Iraq
NBS Text Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade