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The Resource The men who swallowed the sun, Hamdi Abu Golayyel ; translated by Humphrey Davies

The men who swallowed the sun, Hamdi Abu Golayyel ; translated by Humphrey Davies

Label
The men who swallowed the sun
Title
The men who swallowed the sun
Statement of responsibility
Hamdi Abu Golayyel ; translated by Humphrey Davies
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
"Two Bedouin men from Egypt's Western Desert seek to escape poverty through different routes. One-the intellectual, terminally self-doubting, and avowedly autobiographical Hamdi-gets no further than southern Libya's fly-blown oasis of Sabha, while his cousin-the dashing, irrepressible Phantom Raider-makes it to the fleshpots of Milan. The backdrop of this darkly comic and unsentimental story of illegal immigration is a brutal Europe and Muammar Gaddafi's rickety, rhetoric-propped Great State of the Masses, where "the Leader" fantasizes of welding Libyan and Egyptian Bedouin into a new self-serving political force. Compelling and visceral, with a seductive, muscular irony, The Men Who Swallowed the Sun is an unforgettable novel of two men and their fellow migrants and the extreme marginalization that drives them."--
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DLC
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Abū Julayyil, Ḥamdī
Dewey number
892.7/37
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Arabic
LC call number
PJ7808.J85
LC item number
Q5913 2022
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Davies, Humphrey T.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bedouins
  • Immigrants
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Marginality, Social
  • Émigration et immigration
  • Bedouins
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Immigrants
  • Marginality, Social
  • Egypt
Label
The men who swallowed the sun, Hamdi Abu Golayyel ; translated by Humphrey Davies
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9781649030948
Lccn
2021043210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1284920221
  • (OCoLC)on1284920221
Label
The men who swallowed the sun, Hamdi Abu Golayyel ; translated by Humphrey Davies
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9781649030948
Lccn
2021043210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1284920221
  • (OCoLC)on1284920221

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