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The Resource The beekeeper of Sinjar, Dunya Mikhail ; translated from the Arabic by Dunya Mikhail and Max Weiss

The beekeeper of Sinjar, Dunya Mikhail ; translated from the Arabic by Dunya Mikhail and Max Weiss

Label
The beekeeper of Sinjar
Title
The beekeeper of Sinjar
Statement of responsibility
Dunya Mikhail ; translated from the Arabic by Dunya Mikhail and Max Weiss
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
Since 2014, Daesh (ISIS) has been brutalising the Yazidi people of northern Iraq: sowing destruction, killing those who won't convert to Islam, and enslaving young girls and women. The Beekeeper of Sinjar, by the acclaimed poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail, tells the harrowing stories of several women who managed to escape the clutches of Daesh. Mikhail extensively interviews these women--who've lost their families and loved ones, who've been repeatedly sold, raped, psychologically tortured, and forced to manufacture chemical weapons--and as their tales unfold, an unlikely hero emerges: a beekeeper, who uses his knowledge of the local terrain, along with a wide network of transporters, helpers, and former cigarette smugglers, to bring these women, one by one, through the war-torn landscapes of Iraq, Syria, and Turkey, back into safety. In the face of inhuman suffering, this powerful work of nonfiction offers a counterpoint to Daesh's genocidal extremism: hope, as ordinary people risk their lives to save those of others
Related
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
APLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mīkhāʼīl, Dunyā
Dewey number
956.7
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Arabic
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Weiss, Max
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shrem, Abdullah
  • IS (Organisation)
  • Biographies
  • Yezidis
  • Women
  • Women
  • Yezidis
  • Yezidis
  • Women
  • Genocide
  • Abduction
Label
The beekeeper of Sinjar, Dunya Mikhail ; translated from the Arabic by Dunya Mikhail and Max Weiss
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Also published as: The beekeeper. New York, NY : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2018
  • "Originally published in Arabic as Fi Suq al-sabaya by Al Mutawassit"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
N -- The bee kingdom -- In the girls' market -- Through the eye of a needle -- Five tricks for escaping Daesh -- The olive grower isn't selfish -- In Daesh's camp -- Exodus -- My grandmother's grave -- The chirp -- One step closer, two steps, three -- Daffodil, daffodil -- The infidels -- Sinjar : the beautiful side -- The spring
Control code
000063897712
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781788161268
Lccn
be2018030897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1022077812
Label
The beekeeper of Sinjar, Dunya Mikhail ; translated from the Arabic by Dunya Mikhail and Max Weiss
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Also published as: The beekeeper. New York, NY : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2018
  • "Originally published in Arabic as Fi Suq al-sabaya by Al Mutawassit"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
N -- The bee kingdom -- In the girls' market -- Through the eye of a needle -- Five tricks for escaping Daesh -- The olive grower isn't selfish -- In Daesh's camp -- Exodus -- My grandmother's grave -- The chirp -- One step closer, two steps, three -- Daffodil, daffodil -- The infidels -- Sinjar : the beautiful side -- The spring
Control code
000063897712
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781788161268
Lccn
be2018030897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1022077812

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