Absent (Hardcover)

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By Betool Khedairi, Muhayman Jamil (Translator)
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Presents a funny portrait of the inhabitants of an apartment block in Baghdad, juxtaposing the days of plenty and the tragic state of the country during the period of wars and sanctions. Transcending its underlying layer of betrayal and mistrust, this is a novel about people's quirks, their enduring emotions, and about survival.

About the Author

BETOOL KHEDAIRI was born in Baghdad in 1965 to an Iraqi father and a Scottish mother. She received a BA in French literature from the University of Mustansiriya and then traveled between Iraq, Jordan and the United Kingdom. She worked in the food industry while writing her first novel, A Sky So Close, published in Arabic in 1999 and now translated into English, Italian, French and Dutch. She currently lives in Amman, Jordan. MUHAYMAN JAMIL was born in Baghdad. He is currently an associate specialist in palliative medicine in London.

Product Details
ISBN: 9789774249631
ISBN-10: 9774249631
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2006
Pages: 224
Language: English