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Hunters in a Narrow Street Jabra Ibrahim Jabra

Hunters in a Narrow Street

Jabra Ibrahim Jabra

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ISBN : 9780894105845
Hardcover
232 pages
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Jameel Farran, a Christian Arab, is forced to flee his destroyed Jerusalem in 1948. Teaching at Baghdad University, he falls in love with a beautiful Moslem girl, Sulafa, but their turbulent affair meets almost insurmountable obstacles of traditionMoreJameel Farran, a Christian Arab, is forced to flee his destroyed Jerusalem in 1948. Teaching at Baghdad University, he falls in love with a beautiful Moslem girl, Sulafa, but their turbulent affair meets almost insurmountable obstacles of tradition and circumstance. This is a story of multiple conflicts between Arab and Jew, desert and city, dictatorship and futile liberal effort, Eastern tradition and Western innovation. Jabra s Baghdad is a city filled with strife, squalor, and frustration- his picture of the brothels, the streets, the drawing rooms, and the lecture halls is a rich and powerful one, realistic and profoundly disturbing.