Saud al-Sanousi?s Saaq Al-Bambuu: The Authorized Abridged Edition for Students of Arabic available in Paperback
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- Georgetown University Press
This book is an abridged edition of the Arabic novel Saaq al-Bambuu (The Bamboo Stalk), written by Saud al-Sanousi, a living Kuwaiti writer. The abridged edition, which was written by the editors and approved by the author (highlighting its authenticity), is presented in Arabic and provided with exercises for use in an Arabic language-learning course at the intermediate-advanced level. Following Familiar's first book, Hoda Barakat's Sayyidi wa Habibi, this book seeks to engage students in reading a rewarding story that was written by a contemporary Middle Eastern author, while providing them with the necessary apparatus to understand the language and literature with which they are engaging. In addition, the author has won several awards, including the prestigious International Prize for Arabic Fiction, for this book. Included with the book are: brief bio of the author; exercises for each chapter; and glossaries of literary terms and literary devices.
Novel synopsis: It is a coming-of-age story of a half-Filippino, half-Kuwaiti teen who returns to his father's Kuwait. The novel addresses many current social issues, including who is accepted, what acceptance means, the hierarchies of Kuwaiti society, and the results of poverty.
|Publisher:||Georgetown University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Laila Familiar teaches Arabic at NYU-Abu Dhabi and is the author of Hoda Barakat's Sayyidi wa Habibi.
Tanit Assaf teaches Arabic at the Official Language School of Barcelona.
Saud al-Sanousi is a Kuwaiti novelist and journalist. His work has won several awards, including the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (2013) for Saaq al-Bambuu.
Table of Contents
Preface for the Instructor ix
Preface for the Reader xv
Notes on Web Resources xix
Saud al-Sanousi xxi
Saud al-Sanousi's Saaq al-Bambuu The Authorized Abridged Edition for Students of Arabic 1
Literary Terms 361
Literary Devices 365
About the Editors 367
What People are Saying About This
Like Familiar’s earlier work with Hoda Barakat, this abridgement is a wonder: faithful, yet precisely calibrated to meet and stretch the vocabulary of advanced undergraduate Arabic learners. Al-Sanousi’s half-Kuwaiti Filipino narrator broaches topics most contemporary Arabic fiction will not touch. Familiar & Assaf’s exercises give students 80 pages of context, tools, and confidence for an intelligent discussion. Good for classrooms in the Arab world, too.