19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East
EM"Tell me how to live so many lives at once ..."/em
Fowzi, who beats everyone at dominoes; Ibtisam, who wanted to be a doctor; Abu Mahmoud, who knows every eggplant and peach in his West Bank garden; mysterious Uncle Mohammed, who moved to the mountain; a girl in a red sweater dangling a book bag; children in velvet dresses who haunt the candy bowl at the party; Baba Kamalyari, age 71; Mr. Dajani and his swans; Sitti Khadra, who never lost her peace inside.
EMMaybe they have something to tell us./em
Naomi Shihab Nye has been writing about being Arab-American, about Jerusalem, about the West Bank, about family all her life. These new and collected poems of the Middle East -- sixty in all -- appear together here for the first time.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kberryman44 - LibraryThing
This is a beautiful collection of poems from a perspective I do not often read. I do not know much about the Middle East, but Nye has provided me with new perspective on her homeland via beautiful and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LoisHaight - LibraryThing
5Q 3P (my VOYA code) This was an extremely beautiful collection of poetry. Exquisitely written. Perhaps not the most popular YA poetry collection but would definitely be of interest if suggested. I ... Read full review
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