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Madinah
Title : Madinah
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ISBN : 9781905583201
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 174

Conjuring the unpredictability of city life in the Middle East, this compilation of stories reveals the metropolis itself through a vibrant assortment of personalities. From the celebrated author collecting an award in the city that exiled him decades before to the forlorn lover waiting at a rendezvous as government officials raid nearby shops, this anthology shows how urbConjuring the unpredictability of city life in the Middle East, this compilation of stories reveals the metropolis itself through a vibrant assortment of personalities. From the celebrated author collecting an award in the city that exiled him decades before to the forlorn lover waiting at a rendezvous as government officials raid nearby shops, this anthology shows how urban existence is changing faster than ever. Additional tales include engineers racing to complete another �world’s tallest building” in Dubai, American helicopters patrolling the Martyrs Bridge in Baghdad, and an Israeli general who invites gues


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Madinah Reviews

  • EGe

    This book is nice to discover some Middle Eastern writers however some of them did not really get me into the story, it could be because of the translation but still

  • Susan Strickland

    Madinah is a collection of ten short stories from ten middle eastern cities, edited by Joumana Haddad, the author of the story set in Beirut and the only female author of the ten. All but two of the stories are translated from the original Arabic, Turkish, or Hebrew. Each of the ten stories centers around loneliness or some kind of loss, most of the protagonists missing someone they never had, instead of someone who went away. Least tortured are Istanbul's "The Award" by Nedim Gursel,, Akka's "T [...]