Granada has 2 ratings and 0 reviews. Primer volumen de una trilogía en la que la narradora egipcia Radwa Ashur (El Cairo, ) nos ofrece en clave de no. Radwa Ashour (Arabic: رضوى عاشور) was an Egyptian writer and scholar. Part I of her Granada Trilogy won the Cairo International Book Fair. Radwa Ashour obituary. Courageous Egyptian writer, academic and translator known for her Granada trilogy. Marina Warner. Mon 8 Dec
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Kuhlii marked it as to-read Jun 15, Common terms and phrases Abdel-Kareem Abu Jaafar Abu Mansour Ainadamar al-Thaghri Albaicin anger Arabic arms asked Aysha bathhouse body brothers Castilian chest courtyard dark daughter devil door everything eyes face Father Miguel freedom fighters gates gave gazelle give Granada grandfather grandmother hand happened head heard heart henna Hisham horse husband inside Kaaba Khalid laughed Laylat al-Qadr leave lifted live looked Malaga Maria Rosa Menocal marry Maryama mind morning mosque mother Muhammad Muslims Naeem neighbors never night Office of Inquisition opened passed Philip the Handsome prayers Quran responded rushed Saad Saad’s Saleema scream shouted silence sleep smile soul spoke stared stood story talk tears tell thing thought told took trees turned ululated Umm Hasan Umm Jaafar Valencia voice wait walked watched wedding What’s wife woman women wondered word young.
Radwa evoked in her writing how she was raised to recite the poetic corpus of Arabic literature by her grandfather Abdelwahab Azzam, a diplomat and professor of oriental studies and literature at Cairo University, who first translated the classic Persian Book of Kings Shahnama into Arabic, as well as other Oriental classics.
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A Crafty Arab marked it as to-read Sep 25, Through a series of novels, memoirs, and literary studies, Ashour, who has died aged 68 after suffering from cancer, recorded the unending turbulence of her times, as she and her contemporaries struggled for freedoms, from the end of British influence to the recent Arab uprising and its aftermath. Their son, Tamim, also a poetwas born in This is a deeply moving historical Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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Hatem Mohy El-Dien marked it as to-read Nov 30, Refresh and try again. Granada by Radwa Ashour. A tale that is both vigorous and heartbreaking, this novel will appeal to general readers of Spanish and Arabic literature as well as anyone interested in Christian-Muslim relations.
There are no discussion topics on this raswa yet. Mary Anne marked it as to-read Jul 08, Selected pages Title Page. Born in Cairo, Radwa came from a literary and scholarly family: My library Help Advanced Book Search.
Embedded in the narrative is the preparation for the marriage of Saad, one of the apprentices, and Saleema, Abu Jaafar’s granddaughtera scenario that is elegantly revealed in a number of parallel scenes.
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Vicky Collar rated it really liked it Apr 16, Popular passages Page xi – The loss of money and patronage,’ Columbus says, ‘is as bitter as unrequited love. Her academic publications started in and included with Ferial Ghazoul and others the four-volume standard reference on Arab women writers ; published in English in an abridged, single volume, Other editions – View all Granada: Yasmena Aladham marked it as to-read Apr 24, As the new rulers of Granada confiscate books and officials burn the collected volumes, Abu Jaafur quietly moves his rich library out of town.
To ask other readers questions about Granadaplease sign up. The novel follows the grznada of Abu Jaafar, the bookbinderhis wife, widowed daughter-in-law, her two children, and his two apprenticesas they witness Christopher Columbus and his entourage in a triumphant parade featuring exotic plants and animals and human captives from the New World.
As a translator Ashour has co-translated, supervised and edited the Arabic translation of Vol. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Radwa Ashour: Granada Trilogy
They met as students in Cairo, and married in Siraajtranslated in — a succinct, visionary fable — blended a Sinbadlike adventure with a compassionate allegory about tyranny — colonial and other — on an imaginary island in the Arabian Gulf; Granadafirst volume translated in rada, a trilogy, returned to the period of convivencia in Spain — the era from the eighth century until the expulsion of the Jews in during which Christians, Muslims and Jews lived alongside one another — and its destruction.
In Spectrestranslatedshe ingeniously intertwined a fictive alter ego with remembered ahour from her own youth, producing a moving and vivid drama set granaca the political unrest of the Nasser and Sadat years, and giving shivers of uncanny deja vu throughout. Cristina marked it as to-read Apr 08,
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