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Maryam - Keeper of Stories

English · Hardback

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Alawia Sobh's acclaimed Arabic novel of the Lebanese Civil War is a rare depiction of women's experience across class, sect, and generation in this region-defining conflict. Rich with everyday detail, uncovering the collusions of ordinary and extraordinary violence, and mixing female voices of different ages and beliefs, Sobh's work is not only an illumination of an important historical period at a new scale. It is also a unique meditation on the nature of storytelling. In The Keeper of Stories, stories struggle to survive the erasures of war and to rescue the sweetness of living, and connect the tellers and their audience in sometimes welcome, sometimes maddening ways. The transformation of pain and love into art is both the subject and substance of this necessary new book, sensitively brought into English by a translator who shares aspects of Sobh's background and worked with the author on the translation.

About the author

Alawiya Sobh is a Lebanese writer, journalist, and editor-in-chief of the women's magazine Al-Hasnaa. She is the author of Maryam, Keeper of Stories, also published by Seagull Books.

Product details

Authors Alawiya Sobh, Alawiya Sobh
Assisted by Nirvana Tanoukhi (Translation)
Publisher Seagull Books London Ltd
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 30.06.2016
EAN 9780857423252
ISBN 978-0-85742-325-2
No. of pages 400
Dimensions 236 mm x 163 mm x 27 mm
Weight 540 g
Series Arab List
Arab List
Subject Fiction > Narrative literature

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