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- Paperback: 198 pages
- Publisher: Darf Publishers (January 30, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1850772959
- ISBN-13: 978-1850772958
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 7.5 inches
Farewell Damascus, set in the city during the early 1960s, is both a paean to a beloved homeland and an ode to human dignity. Armed with her customary humor, pathos, and knack for suspense, Ghada Samman fearlessly tackles issues that roil societies across the globe to this day.
About the Authors
Nancy Roberts is the translator of Ghada Samman's trilogy consisting of Beirut ’75 (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1995), for which she won the Arkansas Arabic Translation Award, Beirut Nightmares (London: Quartet Books, 1997), and Night of the First Billion (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2005). Roberts received a commendation from the judges of the 2008 Banipal Prize for her translation of Salwa Bakr's The Man from Bashmour (Cairo: AUC Press, 2007). Other literary translations include Naguib Mahfouz's The Mirage (AUC Press, 2008) and Love in the Rain (AUC Press, 2008), and Ibrahim Nasrallah's Time of White Horses (AUC Press, 2012), whose Arabic original was shortlisted for the 2009 International Prize for Arabic Fiction.