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Cities Without Palms (Reprint) (Paperback) (Tarek Eltayeb)

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In a desperate attempt to save his mother and two sisters from famine and disease, a young man leaves his native village in Sudan and sets out alone to seek work in the city. This is the beginning of Hamza's long journey. Hunger and destitution lead him ever farther from his home: first from Sudan to Egypt, where the lack of work forces him to join a band of smugglers, and finally from Egypt to Europe-Italy, France, Holland-where he experiences first-hand the harsh world of migrant laborers and the bitter realities of life as an illegal immigrant. Tarek Eltayeb's first novel offers an uncompromising depiction of poverty in both the developed and the developing world. With its simple yet elegant style,Cities without Palms tells of a tragic human life punctuated by moments of true joy.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 90.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Series Title: Modern Arabic Literature
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Pr
Author: Tarek Eltayeb
Language: English
Street Date: January 30, 2016
TCIN: 50464193
UPC: 9789774167348
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-3799

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