The Hakawati

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SKU: DADAX0307386279
ISBN : 0307386279

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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.
Author : Rabih Alameddine
ISBN : 0307386279
Language : English
No of Pages : 528
Edition : Reprint
Publication Date : 6/2/2009
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 7.9x5.1x1.2
Book weight : 0.01

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