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The Resource Naphtalene : a novel of Baghdad, Alia Mamdouh ; translated by Peter Theroux ; foreword by Hélène Cixous ; afterword by F.A. Haidar

Naphtalene : a novel of Baghdad, Alia Mamdouh ; translated by Peter Theroux ; foreword by Hélène Cixous ; afterword by F.A. Haidar

Label
Naphtalene : a novel of Baghdad
Title
Naphtalene
Title remainder
a novel of Baghdad
Statement of responsibility
Alia Mamdouh ; translated by Peter Theroux ; foreword by Hélène Cixous ; afterword by F.A. Haidar
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
"The first novel by an Iraqi woman to be published in the United States, Naphtalene is the coming-of-age story of a young Iraqi girl looking to establish her female identity amidst an oppressive patriarchal society and an impending revolution." "Nine-year-old Huda is fierce, precocious, and - as described by her bullying father - more like a boy than a girl. Through her eyes, we see the growing resistance to British colonial influence in 1950s Baghdad as Huda becomes aware of the restrictions placed on her as an Iraqi girl. Surrounded by unhappy women chained to their fates, free-spirited Huda rebels against the expectations of her society. She explores the sensuality of being a young woman, defying the men who hem her in. Huda's proud journey towards womanhood is framed by Alia Mamdouh's fiery and lyrical prose, which brings us the sights and sounds of Baghdad against the backdrop of political turmoil."--BOOK JACKET
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Storyline
Character
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137402
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mamdūḥ, ʻĀliyah
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Theroux, Peter
  • Mamdouh, Alia
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True
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  • Arabic fiction
  • Baghdad (Iraq)
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a novel of Baghdad
Label
Naphtalene : a novel of Baghdad, Alia Mamdouh ; translated by Peter Theroux ; foreword by Hélène Cixous ; afterword by F.A. Haidar
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000026538894
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 214 p.
Isbn
9781558614925
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005000682
Label
Naphtalene : a novel of Baghdad, Alia Mamdouh ; translated by Peter Theroux ; foreword by Hélène Cixous ; afterword by F.A. Haidar
Publication
Control code
000026538894
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 214 p.
Isbn
9781558614925
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005000682

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