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The Alexandria You Are Losing

The Alexandria You Are Losing

by Yasser El-Sayed
The Alexandria You Are Losing

The Alexandria You Are Losing

by Yasser El-Sayed


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The Alexandria You Are Losing and Other Stories explores universal themes of dislocation and uprooting; American and Arab characters yearning for a home they have forsaken, or for a more palpable sense of identity and belonging. The stories also illuminate the common threads that connect us as human beings, the bridges we form one to the other despite conflict and misperceptions. We see an American experience, whether one is a recent immigrant or not, infused with migration, transience and displacement. The stories in this collection capture in a genuinely universal manner that sense of not belonging, of being “un-housed” in some way, and searching for a place in the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781647132606
Publisher: Red Dirt Press
Publication date: 11/11/2019
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Yasser El-Sayed was a finalist for the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, 2016, and his stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best American Short Stories. He is a physician and professor at Stanford University where he specializes in high-risk obstetrics. He resides in Northern California.

Table of Contents


All the Ruins at Leptis Magna

A Winter for Longing

Vegetable Patch

The Watcher

Magdalena by Evening




The Alexandria You Are Losing



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