One woman's emotional and cultural journey is luxuriously illustrated in this moving collection, as she artfully recounts leaving Lebanon for a new life in Canada. In a voice that blends prose with poetry, she copes with the new-found sense of rootlessness she gains in exchange for her new freedom. Though she is finally allowed to pursue the thirst for love and desire for acceptance that her former lifestyle forbade, she unexpectedly finds sadness in what she has to give up. She richly conveys her rebirth through references to Arabic mythology and ultimately comes to terms with her exile through celebration.
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(125mm x 205mm x 5mm)
Publisher: Guernica Editions,Canada
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Author Biography - Nadine Ltaif
Nadine Ltaif is the author of four volumes of poetry in French. She was a finalist for the Emile Nelligan prize in 1991. She lives in Montreal. Christine Tipper holds a Ph.D. and a Masters in French literary translation from the University of Exeter, England, and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and of the Conseil International d'Etudes Francophones. She works as a freelance interpreter, translator and a freelance teacher of translating and interpreting on Masters programmes at the University of Bath. She has translated several authors for Guernica including Changing Shores by Nadine Ltaif, Evelyne Wilwerth's Smile, you're getting old, and Danielle Fournier's We Come From The Same Light.