The Resource The locust and the bird : my mother's story, by Hanan Al-Shaykh ; translated from the Arabic by Roger Allen

The locust and the bird : my mother's story, by Hanan Al-Shaykh ; translated from the Arabic by Roger Allen

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The locust and the bird : my mother's story
Title
The locust and the bird
Title remainder
my mother's story
Statement of responsibility
by Hanan Al-Shaykh ; translated from the Arabic by Roger Allen
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Brought up in poverty in a village in southern Lebanon, Kamila never had the opportunity to go to school, although she longed to. She was nine years old when she moved to Beirut and only eleven when her brothers tricked her into getting engaged to a man her uncle, eighteen years her senior. Kamila was expected to be stone-bearing donkey to live a domestic life. But it is the sounds, stories and imagery of poetry and films, and a beautiful boy called Muhammad, that fascinate Kamila. Muhanmmad is enchanted by her spirited and wily nature and they fall in love. Despite scratching, screaming, biting and crying, Kamila's battle against her arranged marriage is fruitless. At fourteen she is forced to marry and share her husband's bed. That night, her first daughter is conceived. Her second, Hanan, is born three years later. What follows is an incredible story of love and loss, tragedy, community and strength. Risking their lives Kamila and Muhammad continue to see each other in secret, sharing ideas, poetry and laughter. It takes eight years before Kamila can bring herself to divorce her husband, as to do so means abandoning her daughters
  • Biographies and Autobiographies
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
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Al-Shaykh, á ̧¤anān
Dewey number
956.9204
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Allen, Roger
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sirhan, Kamila
  • Muslim women
  • Forced marriage
  • Lebanon
Label
The locust and the bird : my mother's story, by Hanan Al-Shaykh ; translated from the Arabic by Roger Allen
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Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
302 p.
Isbn
9781408800072
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781408800072
  • (OCoLC)317252506
Label
The locust and the bird : my mother's story, by Hanan Al-Shaykh ; translated from the Arabic by Roger Allen
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
302 p.
Isbn
9781408800072
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781408800072
  • (OCoLC)317252506

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