All That's Left to You

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All That's Left to You presents the vivid story of twenty-four hours in the real and remembered lives of a brother and sister living in Gaza and separated from their family. The desert and time emerge as characters as Kanafani speaks through the desert, the brother, and the sister to build the powerful rhythm of the narrative. The Palestinian attachment to land and family, and the sorrow over their loss, are symbolized by the young man's unremitting anger and shame over his ...
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Overview

All That's Left to You presents the vivid story of twenty-four hours in the real and remembered lives of a brother and sister living in Gaza and separated from their family. The desert and time emerge as characters as Kanafani speaks through the desert, the brother, and the sister to build the powerful rhythm of the narrative. The Palestinian attachment to land and family, and the sorrow over their loss, are symbolized by the young man's unremitting anger and shame over his sister's sexual disgrace.

This collection of stories provides evidence to the English-reading public of Kanafani's position within modern Arabic literature. Not only was he committed to portraying the miseries and aspirations of his people, the Palestinians, in whose cause he died, but he was also an innovator within the extensive world of Arabic fiction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566565486
  • Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Series: Emerging Voices Series
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

All that's left to you 1
In my funeral 51
Kafr Al-Manjam 59
The shore 65
The viper's thirst 75
The cake vendor 78
The cat 89
Pearls in the street 95
A concise principle 101
Eight minutes 105
Death of bed 12 113
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