I Sweep the Sun Off Rooftops: Stories

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Bloomsbury, 2002 - Arab countries - 267 pages
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At the intersection of tradition and modernity, East and West, childhood and adulthood, the characters in this book find their way through the shifting and ambiguous power relationships that change the landscape of the modern Arab world.

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User Review  - Beamis12 - LibraryThing

I loved this book, about woman in the Middles East in present day, trying to keep their traditions alive while entering into a new world. Loved the visuals and the writing, learning about their ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In a collection of 17 exquisitely calibrated stories, this noted Lebanese writer (Beirut Blues, 1995, etc.) explores the lives of Arabs living on the cusp of modernity. With few exceptions, the people ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Hanan al-Shaykh was born & raised in Lebanon. She is the author of three novels - "Women of Sand & Myrrh", "The Story of Zahra" & "Beirut Blues" - as well as a collection of short stories, "I Sweep the Sun off Rooftops". She currently lives in London with her husband & two children.

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