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WHERE THE BIRD DISAPPEARED

English · Hardback

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This lyrical novel, set in the surroundings of the Palestinian village of Zakariyya, weaves a narrative rich in sensory detail yet troubled by the porousness of memory. It tells the story of the relationship between two figures of deep mythical resonance in the region, Yahya and Zakariyya, figures who live in the present but bear the names--and many traits--of two saints. Ranging from today into back to pre-1948 Palestine, the book presents both a compelling portrait of a contemporary village and a sacred geography that lies beyond and beneath the present state of the world. Sensual, rich in allusion, yet at the same time focused on the struggles of today, Where the Bird Disappeared is a powerful novel of both connection and dispossession.


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Born near Bethlehem, Palestinian poet, novelist, and editor Ghassan Zaqtan has lived in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Tunisia. He is the author of numerous collections of poetry, a novel, and a play.

Product details

Authors Ghassan Zaqtan
Assisted by Samuel Wilder (Translation)
Publisher Seagull Books London Ltd
 
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 31.07.2018
 
EAN 9780857425423
ISBN 978-0-85742-542-3
No. of pages 96
Dimensions 209 mm x 134 mm x 17 mm
Weight 232 g
Series Arab List
Arab List
Subject Fiction > Narrative literature

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