You As Of Today My Homeland: Stories Of War, Self, And Love by Tayseer Al-sboulYou As Of Today My Homeland: Stories Of War, Self, And Love by Tayseer Al-sboul

You As Of Today My Homeland: Stories Of War, Self, And Love

byTayseer Al-sboulTranslated byNesreen Akhtarkhavari

Hardcover | July 1, 2016

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This volume comprises a translation of the first post-modernist historical Arabic novella, You as of Today, by the renowned Jordanian writer Tayseer al-Sboul, and his two short stories “Red Indian” and “The Rooster’s Cry.” “Red Indian” and “The Rooster’s Cry” complement You as of Today by providing, with striking transparency and precision, narratives that examine man’s journey to self-discovery through events that are culturally unique, transparent, and at times shocking. This volume is rich with tales of war, love, politics, censorship, and the search for self in a complex and conflicting Arab world at a critical time in its history. In a captivating style consistent with the nature of events narrated in the text, al-Sboul unveils the inner nature of social, political, and religious patterns of life in Arab society with an honesty and skill that renders You as of Today My Homeland a testimony of human experiences that transcend the boundaries of time and place.
Tayseer Al-Sboul (1939–1973) is one of Jordan’s most celebrated writers and poets. His masterpiece You as of Today won the Al-Nahar Award for best Arabic novel in 1968 and continues to stand as one of the most accurate and powerful historical novels of its time.  Nesreen Akhtarkhavari is a writer, an associate professor, and the direct...
Title:You As Of Today My Homeland: Stories Of War, Self, And LoveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:120 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:July 1, 2016Publisher:Michigan State University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1611862108

ISBN - 13:9781611862102

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  “In brutal honesty, al-Sboul bares his soul and provides us with authentic narrative loaded with social, cultural, and political experiences, rich with emotions, Arab in focus, and human in dimension. Through this translation, the novel and stories prove that a well-documented and skillfully narrated work transcends the boundaries of language and place, and helps us discover our shared humanity.” —Samiha Khreis, winner of the 2008 Arab Thought Foundation Literature Creativity Award