The Iraqi Nights (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
112
Utgivningsdatum
2014-06-03
Förlag
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Översättare
Kareem James Abu-Zeid
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
221 x 150 x 8 mm
Vikt
136 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780811222860

The Iraqi Nights

Häftad,  Engelska, 2014-06-03
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The Iraqi Nights is the third collection by the acclaimed Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail. Taking The One Thousand and One Nights as her central theme, Mikhail personifies the role of Scheherazade the storyteller, saving herself through her tales. The nights are endless, seemingly as dark as war in this haunting collection, seemingly as endless as war. Yet the poet cannot stop dreaming of a future beyond the violence of a place where every moment / something ordinary / will happen under the sun. Unlike Scheherazade, however, Mikhail is writing, not to escape death, but to summon the strength to endure. Inhabiting the emotive spaces between Iraq and the U.S., Mikhail infuses those harsh realms with a deep poetic intimacy. The authors vivid illustrations inspired by Sumerian tablets are threaded throughout this powerful book.
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Dunya Mikhail is an Iraqi American poet and writer. She is the author of the poetry collections The War Works Hard (shortlisted for the International Griffin Poetry Prize), Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea (winner of the Arab American Book Award), The Iraqi Nights (winner of the Poetry Magazine Translation Award), and In Her Feminine Sign (chosen as one of the ten best poetry books of 2019 by The New York Public Library). Her nonfiction book The Beekeeper was a finalist for the National Book Award, and her debut novel, The Bird Tattoo, was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Mikhail won the UNESCO Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture and the UN Human Rights Award for Freedom of Writing. KAREEM JAMES ABU-ZEID is the award-winning translator of Rabee Jabers Confessions and The Mehlis Report, and Dunya Mikhails The Iraqi Nights.