The Golden Chariot
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Golden Chariot by Salwa Bakr
Book DescriptionFrom her cell in a women's prison, Aziza decides to create a golden chariot to take her to heaven, where her wishes and dreams can be fulfilled. As she muses on who to take with her, she tells the life stories of her fellow prisoners and decides in her heart which ones deserve a free ride to paradise. Aziza's cruelly frank comments about her friends and their various crimes weave these tales together into a contemporary "Arabian Nights".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789774161797
(196mm x 127mm x 18mm)
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: Egypt
Books By Author Salwa Bakr
Man from Bashmour, Hardback (October 2007)» View all books by Salwa Bakr
After an exorbitant land tax imposed on a country of mainly Coptic-speaking Christians by the caliph's governors in ninth-century Egypt sparks a peasant revolt, Bedeir is dispatched to the Nile Delta as an escort for a church-appointed emissary whose mission is to persuade the rebels to lay down their arms.
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Author Biography - Salwa Bakr
Salwa Bakr was born in Cairo in 1949. She is the author of seven volumes of short stories (including The Wiles of Men, AUC Press, 1997), seven novels (including The Man from Bashmour, AUC Press, 2007), and a play. Her work has been translated into nine languages.
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