The Circling Song

The Circling Song

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by Nawal El Saadawi, Fedwa Malti-Douglas
     
 

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Hamida and Hamido are twins, grown from a single embryo inside one womb. Violently parted, they search the city in the darkening circles of a dream, only to find, lose and find each other, each time as if it were the first. Their jourbaney — terrifying and exact — leads to an unbroken cycle of corruption and brutality. With a precise and hypnotic

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Hamida and Hamido are twins, grown from a single embryo inside one womb. Violently parted, they search the city in the darkening circles of a dream, only to find, lose and find each other, each time as if it were the first. Their jourbaney — terrifying and exact — leads to an unbroken cycle of corruption and brutality. With a precise and hypnotic intensity, Circling Song pursues the conflicts of sex, class, gender and military violence deep into the psyche.

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"To read this book is like looking into a kaleidoscope; as each new element in the story is added, so a new configuration is formed." — Independent

"Nawal El Saadawi's technique is impressive: at once precise, controlled and hypnotic, even in translation. The style and meaning of the book are one. A song with no beginning and no end, the author tells its universal story." — Everywoman

"This novel is a powerful example of the kind of anger and desperation to which Arab women writers are beginning to give vent." — Choice

"Nawal El Saadawi is a legend in her own time. This is an ambitious work indeed." — American Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848132252
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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