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Author: Ahmad Danny Ramadan

Publisher: The Indigo Press

ISBN: 9781911648017

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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A multi award-winning tale of love and courage, picked by the Independent as one of the 30 Best New Debut Novels of 2019 Inspired by One Thousand and One Nights, Ahmad Danny Ramadan’s innovative and poetic debut novel tells the story of two lovers anchored to the memory of a dying Syria. One is Hakawati, the storyteller, keeping life in forward motion by relaying remembered fables and incidents from their youth to his dying partner. Each night he spins stories of a Damascus childhood, of leaving home, of persecution and hardship, and of his fated meeting with his lover. Meanwhile, Death himself, in his dark cloak, shares the house with the two men, eavesdropping on their secrets as he awaits their final undoing. A remarkable read. Danny Ramadan opens a world for his readers and guides them through it with sensitivity and suspense. Bernhard Schlink, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Reader The Clothesline Swing is studded with the kind of graceful poetry that makes the most hardened heart soar like a silktail . . Ramadan has gifted his readers with a resistance manifesto coded with love. Diriye Osman, 2014 Polari Prize Winner By turns sombre, fantastical, violent and tender, Ahmad Danny Ramadan's English-language debut is a gay son's conflicted love letter to Syria . . . Globe and Mail The sweetest kisses are the ones we share in forbidden places. The kiss I stole from you in the back of a dark cab roaming Damascus, while the driver was cursing at checkpoints and wars; the time I pulled you back into the changing room at the H&M in Beirut and printed my lips upon yours; the ones you have me as we hid in the depth of tall grass on Vancouver's Wreck Beach.
The The
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Ahmad Danny Ramadan
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-02 - Publisher: The Indigo Press

A multi award-winning tale of love and courage, picked by the Independent as one of the 30 Best New Debut Novels of 2019 Inspired by One Thousand and One Nights, Ahmad Danny Ramadan’s innovative and poetic debut novel tells the story of two lovers anchored to the memory of a
The Clothesline Swing
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Ahmad Danny Ramadan
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-29 - Publisher: Harbour Publishing

The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring. A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat of Egypt and finally, the hope
One from the Least and Disappearing Generation- a Memoir of a Depression Era Kid
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Clarence G. Oliver
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-04-12 - Publisher: Trafford Publishing

The Great Depression of the 1930s was a challenging time for most families- especially those in the "Dust Bowl" states such as Oklahoma. This is a true story of a young boy born just three months before the "Crash of 1929", told with reflections on his growing up in Ada,
This Arab Is Queer
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Elias Jahshan
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-06-16 - Publisher: Saqi Books

‘Profoundly moving and uplifting’--Rabih Alameddine This ground-breaking anthology features the compelling and courageous memoirs of eighteen queer Arab writers – some internationally bestselling, others using pseudonyms. Here, we find heart-warming connections and moments of celebration alongside essays exploring the challenges of being LGBTQ+ and Arab. From a military base in
The Clothesline
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Eileen Finn Loving
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-09 - Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

The residents of Baybridge on the west coast of Ireland were forgiving of the damp climate except when the clothes failed to dry on the line. Even on those days, they would not forfeit the stunning scenery surrounding them. Fiona Hannon, a local social worker, shared their sentiments and felt