My Thousand and One Nights
A Novel of Mecca
Normal Price: $48.65
Your Price: $43.79 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.87! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.19 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
My Thousand and One Nights by Raja Alem
Book DescriptionThe distinguished Middle Eastern author Raja Alem grew up in Mecca at a time when the holy city was on the cusp of transformation from medieval to modern. In this vanished Mecca, vividly brought to life again in "My Thousand and One Nights", women hold center stage - especially Jummo, the wildly passionate daughter of the Water Carriers' Sheik. This faraway time and setting become compellingly real through the intimate drama of Jummo's life, the tragic arc of her affair with her childhood sweetheart and her lifelong love for the mysterious Sidi Wadhana, a more-than-human emissary from the Netherworld. Jummo's world, veiled and invisible to outsiders until this telling of her story, has the feel of the true center of an Arabia that has come to us in many exotic and threatening guises. "Jummo's Mecca" is a different world, with different narrative strategies, but her dramatic problems are universal: how lethal is love, how dangerous is woman? And how sensual is the yearning for immortality?
Buy My Thousand and One Nights book by Raja Alem from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780815608660
(235mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Raja Alem
Dove's Necklace, Hardback (June 2016)View all books by Raja Alem
The winner of the Arabic Booker Prize 2011 - A stunningly powerful and acclaimed novel from a unique voice in Arabic literature.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about My Thousand and One Nights book by Raja Alem and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Raja Alem
Raja Alem, one of the most highly regarded writers in contemporary Arabic literature, is the author of seven novels, as well as plays and poetry. She lives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Tom McDonough is the author of the novel, Virgin with Child, and a story collection, Light Years. His cinematography won an Academy Award for the feature documentary, Best Boy. Raja and Tom's first collaborative work was Fatma, also published by Syracuse University Press.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.