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The Resource Mawsim Al-Houriyyat (Season of Nymphs), Jamal Naji; Translated by Paula Haydar

Mawsim Al-Houriyyat (Season of Nymphs), Jamal Naji; Translated by Paula Haydar

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Mawsim Al-Houriyyat (Season of Nymphs)
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Mawsim Al-Houriyyat (Season of Nymphs)
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Jamal Naji; Translated by Paula Haydar
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ara
Summary
Mawsim al-Houriyyat (Season of Nymphs) is a captivating story that carries echoes of a Marquezian novel. It deals with the aftermath of the Arabic Spring - the upsurge of Muslim fanaticism and radicalization of Muslim youth - in a landscape that stretches from the Middle East in Jordan, Iraq and Syria to the Far East in India. The novel's enormous geographical reach enables the author to paint an expansive picture of the true horrors that led to sectarian and religious wars. Alwaleed, an illegitimate son to a rich man to a man oblivious to his existence and whom he equally knows little about it, joins the Islamic factions fighting against the Syrian regime. He is later confronted with truths about his past that prove to be more formidable than his Jihadi mission. Meanwhile, after being told by a religious augur that his past has to come back and haunt him, the father begins his unholy voyage to protect himself at all costs, even if that happens to be his only son
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Jamal Naji is a Jordanian novelist and short story writer who was shortlisted for the IPAF in 2010 for his novel I'ndama Thasheekh Al-Dhiaab (When Wolves Got Old). He wrote a dozen of novels and short story collections and published his work in well-known publishing houses in the Arab World. He is awarded the Prize of the Jordanian State 2014 for his narrative writing, which is the most prestigious prize awarded in Jordan. Paula Haydar has translated several novels by leading Lebanese novelists Sahar Khalifah and Elias Khoury. She won the Arkansas Arabic Translation Prize for her translation of Khoury's The Kingdom of Strangers. She was also the runner-up for the 2008 Saif Ghobash-Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation.
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Naji, Jamal
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fiction
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Haydar, Paula
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Mawsim Al-Houriyyat (Season of Nymphs), Jamal Naji; Translated by Paula Haydar
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Paperback
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9789927118074
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
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288 p.
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9789927118074
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(pbk.)
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regular print
Label
Mawsim Al-Houriyyat (Season of Nymphs), Jamal Naji; Translated by Paula Haydar
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9789927118074
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9789927118074
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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