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The Resource The Baghdad clock, Shahad al-Rāwī ; translated from the Arabic by Luke Leafgren

The Baghdad clock, Shahad al-Rāwī ; translated from the Arabic by Luke Leafgren

Label
The Baghdad clock
Title
The Baghdad clock
Statement of responsibility
Shahad al-Rāwī ; translated from the Arabic by Luke Leafgren
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
"Baghdad, 1991. In the midst of the first Gulf War, a young Iraqi girl huddles with her neighbours in an air raid shelter. There, she meets Nadia. The two girls quickly become best friends and together they imagine a world not torn apart by civil war, sharing their dreams, their hopes and their desires, and their first loves. But as they grow older and the bombs continue to fall, the international sanctions bite and friends begin to flee the country, the girls must face the fact that their lives will never be the same again. This poignant debut novel will spirit readers away to a world they know only from the television, revealing just what it is like to grow up in a city that is slowly disappearing in front of your eyes, and showing how in the toughest times, children can build up the greatest resilience."--Provided by publisher
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Summary
Baghdad, 1991. In the midst of the first Gulf War, a young Iraqi girl huddles with her neighbours in an air raid shelter. There, she meets Nadia. The two girls quickly become best friends and together they imagine a world not torn apart by civil war, sharing their dreams, their hopes and their desires, and their first loves. But as they grow older and the bombs continue to fall, the international sanctions bite and friends begin to flee the country, the girls must face the fact that their lives will never be the same again.
Theme
Awards note
Shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
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10662361
Cataloging source
JRZ
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Rāwī, Shahd
Dewey number
892.737
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Arabic
Literary form
novels
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Leafgren, Luke
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True
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  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Girls
  • Female friendship
  • Nineteen nineties
  • Arabic fiction
  • Imagination
  • Air raid shelters
  • Dreams
  • Civil war
  • Teenage girls
  • Female friendships
  • Friendship
  • Baghdad (Iraq)
  • Baghdad (Iraq)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Baghdad clock, Shahad al-Rāwī ; translated from the Arabic by Luke Leafgren
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Arabic by Dar al-Hikma, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062366538
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781786073228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1036787986
Label
The Baghdad clock, Shahad al-Rāwī ; translated from the Arabic by Luke Leafgren
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Arabic by Dar al-Hikma, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062366538
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781786073228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1036787986

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