The Resource My thousand & one nights : a novel of Mecca, Raja Alem & Tom McDonough

My thousand & one nights : a novel of Mecca, Raja Alem & Tom McDonough

Label
My thousand & one nights : a novel of Mecca
Title
My thousand & one nights
Title remainder
a novel of Mecca
Statement of responsibility
Raja Alem & Tom McDonough
Title variation
My thousand and one nights
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
"The distinguished Middle Eastern author Raja Alem grew up in Mecca at a time when the holy city was on the cusp of transformation from medieval to modern. In this vanished Mecca, vividly brought to life again in My Thousand & One Nights, women hold center stage - especially Jummo, the wildly passionate daughter of Mohammed al-Baikwaly, the prominent sheik of the Zamzam Water Carriers. This faraway time and setting become compellingly real through the intimate drama of Jummo's life, the tragic arc of her affair with her childhood sweetheart, and her lifelong love for the mysterious Sidi Wadhana, a more-than-human emissary from the netherworld. Jummo's world, veiled and invisible to outsiders until this telling of her story, has the feel of the true center of an Arabia that comes to us in many exotic and threatening guises. Jummo's Mecca is a different world, with different narrative strategies, but her dramatic problems are universal: how lethal is love, how dangerous is woman? And how sensual is the yearning for immortality?"--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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ʻĀlim, Rajāʼ
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PJ7814.L53
LC item number
S5313 2007
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McDonough, Tom
Series statement
Middle East literature in translation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Mecca (Saudi Arabia)
Label
My thousand & one nights : a novel of Mecca, Raja Alem & Tom McDonough
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0715/2007014596.html
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Cast of characters -- My thousand and one nights -- Glossary
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 272 p.
Isbn
9780815608660
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007014596
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 2939810-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)2939810
  • (Sirsi) o122702006
  • (OCoLC)122702006
Label
My thousand & one nights : a novel of Mecca, Raja Alem & Tom McDonough
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0715/2007014596.html
Publication
Contents
Cast of characters -- My thousand and one nights -- Glossary
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 272 p.
Isbn
9780815608660
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007014596
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 2939810-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)2939810
  • (Sirsi) o122702006
  • (OCoLC)122702006

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