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Women of Sand and Myrrh

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A powerful and moving novel, by the Arab world's leading woman novelist, about four women coping with the insular, oppressive society of an unnamed desert state.


Hanan Al-Shaykh is a Lebanese journalist, novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. Born into a conservative Shia' Muslim family, she received her primary education in Beirut and later she attended the American College for Girls in Cairo. She began her journalism career in Egypt before returning to Lebanon. Her short stories and novels feature primarily female characters in the face of conservative religious traditions set against the backdrop of political tensions and instability of the Lebanese civil war.


Pre-Owned (from a private library)
Size: 130 x 200 mm
280 pages
Anchor, 1992
Language: English
ISBN: 9780385423588
Condition: Good, inside cover marking & edge tanning

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