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The Resource New waw : Saharan oasis, Ibrahim Al-Koni ; translated and introduced by William M. Hutchins

New waw : Saharan oasis, Ibrahim Al-Koni ; translated and introduced by William M. Hutchins

Label
New waw : Saharan oasis
Title
New waw
Title remainder
Saharan oasis
Statement of responsibility
Ibrahim Al-Koni ; translated and introduced by William M. Hutchins
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
Upon the death of their leader, a group of Tuareg, a nomadic Berber community whose traditional homeland is the Sahara Desert, turns to the heir dictated by tribal custom; however, he is a poet reluctant to don the mantle of leadership. Forced by tribal elders to abandon not only his poetry but his love, who is also a poet, he reluctantly serves as leader. Whether by human design or the meddling of the Spirit World, his death inspires his tribe to settle down permanently, abandoning not only nomadism but also the inherited laws of the tribe. The community they found, New Waw, which they name for the mythical paradise of the Tuareg people, is also the setting of Ibrahim al-Koni's companion novel, The Puppet. For al-Koni, this Tuareg tale of the tension between nomadism and settled life represents a choice faced by people everywhere, in many walks of life, as a result of globalism. He sees an inevitable interface between myth and contemporary life
Member of
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kūnī, Ibrāhīm
Dewey number
892.737
Index
no index present
LC call number
PJ7842.U54
LC item number
W3813 2014
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hutchins, William M.
Series statement
Modern Middle East literatures in translation series
Label
New waw : Saharan oasis, Ibrahim Al-Koni ; translated and introduced by William M. Hutchins
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Arabic
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 150 pages
Isbn
9780292754751
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013950932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn862758066
  • (OCoLC)862758066
Label
New waw : Saharan oasis, Ibrahim Al-Koni ; translated and introduced by William M. Hutchins
Publication
Note
Translated from the Arabic
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 150 pages
Isbn
9780292754751
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013950932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn862758066
  • (OCoLC)862758066

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