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Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea

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Mikhail writes: “Death always looks for us. It comes from beyond the continents. It crosses long distances holding a basket of fire in its hand.”
The two halves of Mikhail's book merge past and present in a lyrical memoir that moves between memories of her childhood, her father's death, her Iraqi poet-peers and friends, her job as a journalist for the Baghdad Observer, and culminates with the birth of her daughter Larsa.

Synopsis:

An impressionistic memoir by the award-winning Iraqi-American writer, Dunya Mikhail, Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea covers her earliest sensations of childhood to a more complicated grasp of death, beginning with the death of her father to the Gulf War and the subsequent Iraqi War.

About the Author

Born in Baghdad on March 19, 1965, Dunya Mikhail fled her country after being placed on Saddam Hussein's enemies list. In 2001, she was awarded the UN Human Rights Award for Freedom of Writing. The War Works Hard, New Directions, 2005, (2nd edition, Carcanet, 2006) won PEN's Translation Award, was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize, and selected by New York Public Library as one of 25 best books of 2005. She lives in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811218313
Author:
Mikhail, Dunya
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Translator:
Mikha'il, Dunya
Translator:
Winslow, Elizabeth
Author:
Mikha'il, Dunya
Author:
Winslow, Elizabeth
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Middle Eastern
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women authors, Arab
Subject:
Iraq
Subject:
Mikhail, Dunya
Subject:
Women authors, Arab - Iraq
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 bandw illustrations
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.70x5.80x.50 in. .80 lbs.

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Literary
Biography » Women
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z

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