An Arabian Princess Between Two Worlds

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ISBN: 9004096159
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Number of pages: 549
Author: Emilie Said-Ruete
Publisher: BRILL

Download and read online An Arabian Princess Between Two Worlds in PDF and EPUB Presents the reader with an intimate picture of life in Zanzibar between 1850-1865, and with an intelligent observer's reactions to life in Germany in the Bismarck period. Emily Ruete's writings describe her attempts to recover her Zanzibar inheritance and her homesickness.

Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar

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ISBN: 9780486117478
Release Date: 2012-03-06
Number of pages: 288
Author: Emily Ruete
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar in PDF and EPUB This 19th-century autobiography offers a rare inside look at the society surrounding a sultan's palace. A real-life princess in exile recalls her vanished world of harems, slave trading, and court intrigues.

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights

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ISBN: 9780812998924
Release Date: 2015-09-08
Number of pages: 304
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights in PDF and EPUB NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Harper’s Bazaar • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Guardian • The Kansas City Star • National Post • BookPage • Kirkus Reviews From Salman Rushdie, one of the great writers of our time, comes a spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush, richly layered novel in which our world has been plunged into an age of unreason, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is a breathtaking achievement and an enduring testament to the power of storytelling. In the near future, after a storm strikes New York City, the strangenesses begin. A down-to-earth gardener finds that his feet no longer touch the ground. A graphic novelist awakens in his bedroom to a mysterious entity that resembles his own sub–Stan Lee creation. Abandoned at the mayor’s office, a baby identifies corruption with her mere presence, marking the guilty with blemishes and boils. A seductive gold digger is soon tapped to combat forces beyond imagining. Unbeknownst to them, they are all descended from the whimsical, capricious, wanton creatures known as the jinn, who live in a world separated from ours by a veil. Centuries ago, Dunia, a princess of the jinn, fell in love with a mortal man of reason. Together they produced an astonishing number of children, unaware of their fantastical powers, who spread across generations in the human world. Once the line between worlds is breached on a grand scale, Dunia’s children and others will play a role in an epic war between light and dark spanning a thousand and one nights—or two years, eight months, and twenty-eight nights. It is a time of enormous upheaval, in which beliefs are challenged, words act like poison, silence is a disease, and a noise may contain a hidden curse. Inspired by the traditional “wonder tales” of the East, Salman Rushdie’s novel is a masterpiece about the age-old conflicts that remain in today’s world. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is satirical and bawdy, full of cunning and folly, rivalries and betrayals, kismet and karma, rapture and redemption. Praise for Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights “Rushdie is our Scheherazade. . . . This book is a fantasy, a fairytale—and a brilliant reflection of and serious meditation on the choices and agonies of our life in this world.”—Ursula K. Le Guin, The Guardian “One of the major literary voices of our time . . . In reading this new book, one cannot escape the feeling that [Rushdie’s] years of writing and success have perhaps been preparation for this moment, for the creation of this tremendously inventive and timely novel.”—San Francisco Chronicle “A wicked bit of satire . . . [Rushdie] riffs and expands on the tales of Scheherazade, another storyteller whose spinning of yarns was a matter of life and death.”—USA Today “A swirling tale of genies and geniuses [that] translates the bloody upheavals of our last few decades into the comic-book antics of warring jinn wielding bolts of fire, mystical transmutations and rhyming battle spells.”—The Washington Post “Great fun . . . The novel shines brightest in the panache of its unfolding, the electric grace and nimble eloquence and extraordinary range and layering of his voice.”—The Boston Globe From the Hardcover edition.

Two Arabic Travel Books

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ISBN: 9781479803507
Release Date: 2014-12-08
Number of pages: 328
Author: Ahmad Ibn Fadlan
Publisher: NYU Press

Download and read online Two Arabic Travel Books in PDF and EPUB "Two Arabic Travel Books combines two exceptional exemplars of Arabic travel writing, penned in the same era but chronicling wildly divergent experiences. Accounts of China and India is a compilation of reports and anecdotes on the lands and peoples of the Indian Ocean, from the Somali headlands to China and Korea ... In this account, we first travel east to discover a vivid human landscape, including descriptions of Chinese society and government, Hindu religious practices, and natural life from flying fish to Tibetan musk-deer and Sri Lankan gems. The juxtaposed accounts create a jigsaw picture of a world not unlike our own, a world on the road to globalization ... In Mission to the Volga, we move north on a diplomatic mission from Baghdad to the upper reaches of the Volga River in what is now central Russia. This colorful documentary by Ibn Faḍlān relates the trials and tribulations of an embassy of diplomats and missionaries sent by caliph al-Muqtadir to deliver political and religious instruction to the recently-converted King of the Bulghārs ... Mission to the Volga is also the earliest surviving instance of sustained first-person travel narrative in Arabic--a pioneering text of peerless historical and literary value"--

Haroun and The Sea Of Stories

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ISBN: 9789351182832
Release Date: 2000-10-14
Number of pages: 224
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Haroun and The Sea Of Stories in PDF and EPUB In a sad city, the saddest of cities, a city so ruinously sad that it had forgotten its name, lived a professional storyteller named Rashid and his son Haroun.' Thus begins Rushdie's magical and delightful book, which is comprised of hundreds of stories, funny and sad, all of them juggled at once, together with sorcery and love, wicked uncles and fat aunts, and mustachioed gangsters in yellow check pants.

Desert Queen

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ISBN: 9781474603379
Release Date: 2015-11-12
Number of pages: 464
Author: Janet Wallach
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Desert Queen in PDF and EPUB Turning away from privileged Victorian Britain, Gertrude Bell explored, mapped and excavated the world of the Arabs, winning the trust of Arab sheiks and chieftains along the way. When the First World War erupted and the British needed the loyalty of Arab leaders, Gertrude Bell provided the intelligence for T. E. Lawrence's military activities. After the war, she played a major role in creating the modern Middle East, and was generally considered to be the most powerful woman in the British Empire. In this major reassessment of Bell's life, Janet Wallach reveals a woman whose achievements and independent spirit were especially remarkable for her times, and who brought the same passion and intensity to her explorations as she did to her rich and romantic life.

Sometimes it Snows in America

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ISBN: 1550716107
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages:
Author: Marisa Labozzetta

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The Princess Bride

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ISBN: 9780156035422
Release Date: 2007-10-08
Number of pages: 480
Author: William Goldman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Princess Bride in PDF and EPUB William Goldman's modern fantasy classic is a simple, exceptional story about quests—for riches, revenge, power, and, of course, true love—that's thrilling and timeless. Anyone who lived through the 1980s may find it impossible—inconceivable, even—to equate The Princess Bride with anything other than the sweet, celluloid romance of Westley and Buttercup, but the film is only a fraction of the ingenious storytelling you'll find in these pages. Rich in character and satire, the novel is set in 1941 and framed cleverly as an “abridged” retelling of a centuries-old tale set in the fabled country of Florin that's home to “Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions.”

Pilgrims of Christ on the Muslim Road

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ISBN: 9780742566040
Release Date: 2008-10-03
Number of pages: 240
Author: Paul-Gordon Chandler
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Download and read online Pilgrims of Christ on the Muslim Road in PDF and EPUB For publicity events and speaking engagements, see Today's tensions between the 'Islamic' East and 'Christian' West run high. Here Paul-Gordon Chandler presents fresh thinking in the area of Christian-Muslim relations, showing how Christ_whom Islam reveres as a Prophet and Christianity worships as the divine Messiah_can close the gap between the two religions. Historically, Christians have taken a confrontational or missionary approach toward Islam, leading many Muslims to identify Christianity with the cultural prejudices and hegemonic ambitions of Westerners. On the individual level, Christ-followers within Islam have traditionally been encouraged by Christians to break away from their Muslim communities. Chandler boldly explores how these two major religions_which share much common heritage_can not only co-exist, but also enrich each other. He illustrates his perspective with examples from the life of Syrian novelist Mazhar Mallouhi, widely read in the Middle East. Mallouhi, a self-identified 'Sufi Muslim follower of Christ,' seeks to bridge the chasm of misunderstanding between Muslims and Christians through his novels.

Arab Women Novelists

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ISBN: 0791421716
Release Date: 1995
Number of pages: 363
Author: Joseph T. Zeidan
Publisher: SUNY Press

Download and read online Arab Women Novelists in PDF and EPUB This book assesses the contribution of women to the Arabic novel, both in subject matter and form. It begins by tracing the struggle over women s rights in the Arab world, particularly the gradual improvement in women s access to education the first area in which women made significant gains. Subsequent chapters discuss Arab women writers remarkable talents and determination to overcome the barriers of a male-dominated culture; survey the 1950s and 1960s, during which women s writing gained momentum and more women writers emerged; and address the shift in emphasis and attitude that women s literature underwent in the late 1960s, especially following the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, when women novelists began to place more stress on international politics. Zeidan adapts Western-based feminist literary theory to a discussion of Arab women s literature but refrains from imposing that theory inappropriately on literature whose context differs significantly. He compares the women s movements in Arab and Western cultures and the development of women s literature in those cultures, and uses these comparisons to highlight similarities and differences between them as well as to consider how one affected the other. His analysis culminates in the early 1980s the end of the formative years when women s writing had become a familiar part of Arabic literature in general and a positive reflection on the collective Arab consciousness."

Guide to Zanzibar

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ISBN: 1898323658
Release Date: 1998
Number of pages: 226
Author: David Else
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

Download and read online Guide to Zanzibar in PDF and EPUB Zanzibar -- the legendary "Spice Islands" in the Indian Ocean -- is rapidly becoming more accessible, attracting an increasing number of tourists. David Else's definitive guide to the islands is now fully updated, including brand new maps and comprehensive information on hotels, guesthouses, restaurants, and transport as well as on the diving, spice tours, and wildlife reserves which this exotic and friendly location offers. With background information also on the history and culture of Zanzibar, this guide provides everything a traveler needs to explore these beautiful islands.

The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds

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ISBN: 1503939340
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Number of pages:
Author: Selina Siak Chin Yoke
Publisher: AmazonCrossing

Download and read online The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds in PDF and EPUB Facing challenges in an increasingly colonial world, Chye Hoon, a rebellious young girl, must learn to embrace her mixed Malayan-Chinese identity as a Nyonya--and her destiny as a cook, rather than following her first dream of attending school like her brother. Amidst the smells of chillies and garlic frying, Chye Hoon begins to appreciate the richness of her traditions, eventually marrying Wong Peng Choon, a Chinese man. Together, they have ten children. At last, she can pass on the stories she has heard--magical tales of men from the sea--and her warrior's courage, along with her wonderful kueh (cakes). But the cultural shift towards the West has begun. Chye Hoon finds herself afraid of losing the heritage she so prizes as her children move more and more into the modernising Western world.

The Urban Experience in Eastern Africa

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ISBN: UOM:39015062495182
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 264
Author: Andrew Burton

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Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar

Filename: memoirs-of-an-arabian-princess-from-zanzibar.pdf
ISBN: 9780486117478
Release Date: 2012-03-06
Number of pages: 288
Author: Emily Ruete
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar in PDF and EPUB This 19th-century autobiography offers a rare inside look at the society surrounding a sultan's palace. A real-life princess in exile recalls her vanished world of harems, slave trading, and court intrigues.

Growing Up bin Laden

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ISBN: 1429932333
Release Date: 2010-12-07
Number of pages: 352
Author: Najwa bin Laden
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Download and read online Growing Up bin Laden in PDF and EPUB The New York Times calls GROWING UP BIN LADEN: "The most complete account available of the terrorist's immediate family." (May 15, 2011) A true story that few ever believed would come to light, GROWING UP BIN LADEN uncovers startling revelations and hidden secrets carefully guarded by the most wanted terrorist of our lifetime, Osama bin Laden. "I was not always the wife of Osama bin Laden. Once I was an innocent child dreaming little girl dreams..." Thus begins this powerful story as Najwa bin Laden, who married her cousin Osama bin Laden at the age of 15 to become his first wife and the mother to eleven of his children, and her son, Omar bin Laden, the fourth-born son of Osama bin Laden. Together, mother and son tell an extraordinarily powerful story of a man hated by so many, yet both loved and feared by his family, with spine-tingling details about the life and times of the man they knew as a husband and father, including: - Osama's disapproval of modern conveniences, including electricity and medicine- His plan to toughen up his sons by taking them into the desert without food or water- Transporting his wives and children to the rough terrain of Sudan, where he claimed to be preparing them for attacks from western powers, commanding them to dig holes, and to sleep in those holes, allowing nothing more than sand and twigs for cover- Omar's horror at the rape and murder of a boy his own age, by members of a jihadist group living among them in the Sudan. - What happened in the bin Laden home in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on the morning of September 11, 2001, and Omar's surprise phone call with his mother, who escaped from Afghanistan only two days before the shattering events that killed so many innocent people Since September 11, 2001, journalists have struggled to uncover carefully guarded information about Osama's private life. Until now, Osama Bin Laden's family members have not cooperated with any writers or journalists. Now, with unprecedented access and insight, Jean Sasson, author of the bestselling Princess: A True Story Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia, takes us inside the secret world of Osama bin Laden.