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The Resource The hidden light of objects, Mai Al-Nakib

The hidden light of objects, Mai Al-Nakib

Label
The hidden light of objects
Title
The hidden light of objects
Statement of responsibility
Mai Al-Nakib
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For fans of Alice Munro and Lorrie Moore. A young girl, renamed Amerika in honour of the US role in the liberation of Kuwait, finds her name has become a barometer of her country's growing hostility towards the West. A self-conscious Palestinian teenager is drawn into a botched suicide bombing by two belligerent classmates. A middle-aged man dying from cancer looks back on his extramarital affairs and the abiding forgiveness of his wife. A Kuwaiti woman returns to her family after being held captive in Iraq for a decade. The headlines tell of war, unrest and religious clashes. But if you look beyond them you may see life in the Middle East as it is really lived - adolescent love, yearnings for independence, the fragility of marriage, pain of the most quotidian kind. Mai Al-Nakib's luminous stories carefully unveil the lives of ordinary people in the Middle East - and the power of ordinary objects to hold extraordinary memories
Summary
A collection of short stories goes beyond the headlines of war and unrest to reveal another side of life in the Middle East
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10409904
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Al-Nakib, Mai
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
Target audience
adult
Label
The hidden light of objects, Mai Al-Nakib
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn858313109
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9789992195413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)858313109
Label
The hidden light of objects, Mai Al-Nakib
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn858313109
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9789992195413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)858313109

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