Praise for the women of the family

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  • Language : Arabic
  • Subject : Novels
  • Author : Mahmoud Shukair
  • ISBN : 9786144382776
  • Year : 2015

Tells the history of the women of the Al-Abd al-Lat clan, which has left the desert and is preparing to leave its Bedouin customs behind. The women of the clan struggle with these changes and many scorn those embracing modern life. Shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) 2016.

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Title Praise for the women of the family
Language Arabic
Subject Novels
Author
ISBN 9786144382776
Year
Native Title مديح لنساء العائلة
Binding Paperback
Pages 201
Publisher al-Ahliyah

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Tells the history of the women of the Al-Abd al-Lat clan, which has left the desert and is preparing to leave its Bedouin customs behind. The women of the clan struggle with these changes and many scorn those embracing modern life: when Rasmia accompanies her husband to a party, Najma wears a dress and Sana gets a tan on her white legs, they set malicious tongues wagging; meanwhile, Wadha, the sixth wife of Mannan, the chief of the clan, still believes that the washing machine and television are inhabited by evil spirits. Set after the nakba (the Palestinian exodus from what is now Israel) in a time of political and social change, the novel witnesses the rapid advance of modernity and the seeds of conflict beginning to grow in 1950s Palestine.

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