They Die Strangers by Mohammad Abdul-WaliThey Die Strangers by Mohammad Abdul-Wali

They Die Strangers

byMohammad Abdul-WaliTranslated byAbubaker Bagader, Deborah Akers

Paperback | January 15, 2002 | Arabic

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They Die Strangers, a novella and thirteen short stories, is the first full-length work of the distinguished Yemeni writer Mohammad Abdul-Wali to appear in English. Abdul-Wali died tragically in an aviation accident, and his stories were collected after his death by the translators Abubaker Bagader and Deborah Akers.

Abdul-Wali was born in Ethiopia of Arab Yemeni parents. His stories, filled with nostalgia and the bitterness of exile, deal with the common experiences of Yemenis like himself who are caught between cultures by the displacements of civil war or labor migration. His characters include women left behind, children raised without fathers, and men returning home after years of absence. He explores the human condition through the eyes of the oppressed and disenfranchised and is particularly sympathetic to the plight of women.

Abubaker Bagader is Professor of Sociology at King Abdul Aziz University in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. Deborah Akers is associated with the Anthropology Department at Ohio State University.
Title:They Die StrangersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 8.5 × 5.52 × 0.44 inPublished:January 15, 2002Publisher:Center for Middle Eastern and North African StudiesLanguage:Arabic

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0292705085

ISBN - 13:9780292705081


Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • The Land, Salma
  • The Road to Asmara
  • The Slap
  • The Color of Rain
  • The Saturday Market
  • The Last Class
  • Abu Rupee
  • Nothing New
  • Ya Khabiir
  • A Woman
  • China Road
  • The Ghoul
  • Brother, Are You Going to Fight Them All?
  • They Die Strangers