Search Results: "Saima Wahab"


BOOK REVIEW

IN MY FATHER'S COUNTRY by Saima Wahab
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2012

"A carefully wrought work that allows a rare look inside Pashtun culture."
An extraordinary journey by a Pashtun refugee in America who was able to return gracefully back to Kabul. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Tidbits of information and crisp, engaging photographs will entice browsers, while students needing information for substantive research projects will need additional resources on many topics. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
An introduction to the Arab world through the arts and sciences developed in the many countries of the Middle East and North Africa and other regions where Arab culture flourished. Read full book review >

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LOVE IN EXILE by Bahaa Taher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Incidental echoes of Hemingway, Malraux, and Camus enrich the texture of an unusually intelligent and absorbing political tale."
A brooding 1995 novel by Taher (Aunt Safiyya and the Monastery, 1996), winner of the prestigious Egyptian State Prize. Read full book review >

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CHICAGO by Alaa Al Aswany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Racy delivery and breathless cliffhangers scarcely conceal the author's pessimism about democracy's future in Egypt—or, for that matter, in the United States."
In Al Aswany's follow-up to The Yacoubian Building (2005), Egyptian students and professors find scant refuge in post-9/11 Chicago. Read full book review >