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Story of Zahra, The

by Hanan Al-Shaykh

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Published by Doubleday .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages215
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7440009M
ISBN 100385471300
ISBN 109780385471305

  Book Review: The Story of Zahra by Hanan Al-Shaykh The Story of Zahra is Hanan Al-Shaykh 's novel about the life of a young woman dealing with her madness in war-torn Lebanon. She is sent to visit a relative in Africa as a rest cure but after electro-shock therapy she is worse than ever and returns to Beirut in the peak of the fighting. With more t copies in print of "Women Of Sand And Myrrh, and more t copies of "The Story Of Zahra, Hanan al-Shaykh is the best known and most admired woman writer of the Arab world. The paperback publication of "Zahra will bring this passionate and courageous novel to a much larger group of readers/5(13).

The story of Zahra. [Ḥanān Shaykh] -- Haunted by dark memories of deception and abuse by her parents, Zahra begins an affair with a sniper to divert him from his .   Wow, this was a difficult book to read! One of those books that can make you feel depressed even when your own life is full of ducklings and ice cream cones. In the end though, I think I've gotten something important from reading it. The first half of The Story of Zahra by Hanan al-Shaykh.

It talked about fear on the streets and in the home during wartime while it furthered the story of Zahra's sexuality in an odd sort of way. I didn't find this a particularly easy book to read, but it certainly did delve into the otherwise hidden corners of female sexuality in a culture with many taboos against women/5(2). Get this from a library! The story of Zahra. [Ḥanān Shaykh] -- With more t copies in print of Women Of Sand And Myrrh, and more t copies of The Story Of Zahra, Hanan al-Shaykh is the best known and most admired woman writer of the Arab world.


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Story of Zahra, The by Hanan Al-Shaykh Download PDF EPUB FB2

Back in Beirut, love finally comes to her, but with terrible consequences. Banned in several Middle Eastern countries since its original publication, The Story of Zahra is an intoxicating, provocative story of a young woman’s coming of age in a city torn apart by war/5(21).

The story of Zahra chronicles the journey of The book young woman during the Lebanese civil war. Her tumultuous childhood and young adulthood involves familial abuse, abortions, travelling to visit an exiled uncle in Africa, a failed marriage, and more.

The writing is compelling, vivid and tactile/5. Hanan al-Shaykh, an award-winning journalist, novelist, and playwright, is the author of the short story collection I Sweep the Sun off Rooftops; the novels The Story of Zahra, Women of Sand Story of Zahra Myrrh, Beirut Blues, and Only in London; and a memoir about her mother, The Locust and the Bird.

She was raised in Beirut, educated in Cairo, and lives in London/5(4). The story this time—reflecting the author's feminist sympathies, as well as her preoccupation with the contemporary Arab world—concerns Lebanese Zahra, who as a child had been used as cover for her mother's liaisons with another man.

Banned in several Middle Eastern countries since its original publication, The Story of Zahra is an intoxicating, provocative story of a young woman’s coming of age in a city torn apart by war. With more t copies in print of Women Of Sand And Myrrh, and more t copies of The Story Of Zahra, Hanan al-Shaykh is the best known and most admired woman writer of the Arab /5(2).

(PDF) [Hanan_Al-Shaykh]_The_Story_of_Zahra().pdf Story of Zahra (\_/) .) (>book Has a mental breakdown Witnessed her mother cheat on her father many times as a child Mental illness Heavily influenced by the Lebanese civil war.

Mariam – Zahra’s neighbor during the war in Lebanon; The sniper – Zahra’s lover who she visits regularly and begins to build a relationship with, processing and healing from some of her past abuse, she begins to fabricate a relationship with him, envisioning marrying him. He shares stories of his adolescence with her.

His name is Sami. Zahra spends all day collecting water in order to help her tree grow so she can get some shade. She travels back and forth to the water pump but to no avail.

The tree won't grow. It is not until a bead of sweat falls on the roots that the tree springs forth and grows protectively in. The Story of Zahra by Hanan al-Shaykh Hanan al-Shaykh, one of the best-known Arab writers in the English-speaking world, was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in Growing up in Ras al-Naba, a conservat.

This book is the story of a young woman, Zahra, negotiating life in Beirut before and during the Lebanese Civil war.

She experiences domestic abuse and a dubious affair with a man at her job. After two abortions she leaves Lebanon to live with her uncle /5(16).

On July 2nd, we discussed The Story of Zahra (Hikayat Zahrah) by Hanan al-Shaykh. Hanan al-Shaykh is one of the leading contemporary women writers in the Arab world. Her books are rich portrayals of characters caught in family and political situations, and The Story of Zahra is no exception.

This is a deftly written. Zahra is a misfit mistreated by her mother, who brings her along to secret meetings with a lover, and by her father, a harsh disciplinarian who reacts angrily to her habit of picking at her pimpled. Zahra, a young Lebanese woman haunted by memories of abuse by her parents, enters into a loveless marriage in West Africa and then returns to a war-torn Beirut.

By Free shipping over $/5(5). Shihada: The Story of Zahra 1 78 Such a masculine mentality continues to manifest itself later in the book, in Ahmad’s addiction to hashish, masturbation, and goods stripped from the bodies of the dead.

Zahra recounts how her own face and her inner psyche become scarred as a result of her society’s descent into the abyss of war. The story of Zahra is divided into two books. The first book is entitled "The Scars of Peace".

In it, we find the central female character, Zahra, is silently victimized by the patriarchal Author: Isam Shihada. The Story of Zahra: A Novel by Hanan al-Shaykh and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Story of Zahra by Hanan Al Shaykh - AbeBooks Passion for books.

The story of Zahra Item Preview remove-circle Internet Archive Language English. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on Janu SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages:   With more t copies in print of Women Of Sand And Myrrh, and more t copies of The Story Of Zahra, Hanan al-Shaykh is the best known and most admired woman writer of the Arab world.

This publication of Zahra will bring this passionate and courageous novel to a much larger group of :. This book is the story of a young woman, Zahra, negotiating life in Beirut before and during the Lebanese Civil war.

She experiences domestic abuse and a dubious affair with a man at her job. After two abortions she leaves Lebanon to live with her uncle in Africa and gets married to another Lebanese expatriate/5(21).New.

The Story of Zahra by Hanan Al-Shaykh. Upc: Mpn: N/A. Recommended Age Range: 12+ Years. With more t copies in print of "Women Of Sand And Myrrh," and more t copies of "The Story Of Zahra," Hanan al-Shaykh is the best known and most admired woman writer of the Arab world/5().Hikayat Zahrah (The Story of Zahra) Hanan al-Shaykh (Arabic, ) "There is an ancient tragic faith that strength flows from the very depths of abjection.

Those who fall to the bottom of the system are in a sense free of it, and thus at liberty to build an alternative. If you can fall no further you can only move upwards, plucking new life.