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The Resource Harraga, Boualem Sansal ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne

Harraga, Boualem Sansal ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne

Label
Harraga
Title
Harraga
Statement of responsibility
Boualem Sansal ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Member of
Summary
In a crumbling colonial mansion besieged by slums in the old quarter of Algiers, Lamia lives a life of self-imposed isolation, communing only with her ghosts by night, working as a paediatrician by day. Her family are dead, but for her beloved brother Sofiane, who has become a harraga - one of those who risk their lives attempting to flee the country for a better life in Europe/elsewhere. Lamia's tranquil, ordered existence is turned upside-down when a sixteen-year-old stranger knocks on her door in the middle of the night. Only because she has been sent by Sofiane, Lamia takes the girl in. Pregnant, unmarried and dressed in garish finery like an X-Factor contestant, Cherifa is talkative, curiously innocent, and utterly unafraid. She enters the house like a whirlwind, and leaves a trail of destruction in her wake. Lamia must try to teach her, to protect her against a world where a woman who is not meek, subservient, married is an affront; where a girl who is pregnant can be killed to spare her family's honour.
Pace
Tone
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10406107
Cataloging source
TnLvILS
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Sansal, Boualem
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
PQ3989.2.S2455
LC item number
H3713
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Women physicians
  • Pregnant teenagers
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Algiers (Algeria)
  • Algeria
Target audience
adult
Label
Harraga, Boualem Sansal ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
in901270054
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
276 p.
Isbn
9781620402245
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Harraga, Boualem Sansal ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
Publication
Control code
in901270054
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
276 p.
Isbn
9781620402245
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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