I Was Born There, I Was Born Here

I Was Born There, I Was Born Here

by Mourid Barghouti

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ISBN-13: 9780802743527
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 07/17/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Mourid Barghouti was born in 1944 near Ramallah. He has published thirteen books of poetry in Arabic including a Collected Works (1997) and received the Palestine Award for Poetry in 2000. A selection of his poetry, Midnight and Other Poems, was published in English in 2008. He lives in Cairo with his wife, the novelist and critic Radwa Ashour.

Humphrey Davies has translated many Arabic books by a wide range of authors, including Bahaa Taher, Khaled al-Berry, and Ahmed Alaydi. His translation of Elias Khoury's Gate of the Sun was awarded the Banipal Prize, and that of Alaa Al Aswany's The Yacoubian Building was voted Best Translation of 2007 by the Society of Authors in London.

Table of Contents

'Come Closer', Foreword John Berger xi

1 The Driver Mahmoud 1

2 Father and Son 31

3 The Yasmin Building 53

4 I Was Born There, I Was Born Here 79

5 The Identity Card 107

6 The Ambulance 115

7 Saramago 137

8 The Alhambra 159

9 Things One Would Never Think Of 173

10 The Dawn Visitor 195

11 An Ending Leading to the Beginning? 211

Glossary 215

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