The Hakawati

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SKU: DADAX0307386279
ISBN : 9780307386274
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The Hakawati

In 2003, Osama al-Kharrat returns to Beirut after many years in America to stand vigil at his father's deathbed. As the family gathers, stories begin to unfold: Osama's grandfather was a hakawati, or storyteller, and his bewitching tales are interwoven with classic stories of the Middle East. Here are Abraham and Isaac; Ishmael, father of the Arab tribes; the beautiful Fatima; Baybars, the slave prince who vanquished the Crusaders; and a host of mischievous imps. Through Osama, we also enter the world of the contemporary Lebanese men and women whose stories tell a larger, heartbreaking tale of seemingly endless war, conflicted identity, and survival. With The Hakawati, Rabih Alameddine has given us an Arabian Nights for this century.

Specifications of The Hakawati

GENERAL
AuthorRabih Alameddine
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
EditionReprint
ISBN-100307386279
ISBN-139780307386274
PublisherAnchor
Number Of Pages528
Publication Date2009-06-02
DIMENSIONS
Height8 inch.
Length5.15 inch.
Width1.2 inch.
Weight0.7 pounds.

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