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Drumbeat: A Modern Arabic Novel

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In a fictional Gulf country, with its gleaming glass towers and imported greenery, the routine of day-to-day life is suddenly interrupted when the national football team qualifies for the World Cup. The Emir issues an edict ordering all native Emiratis to travel to France to support the team, leaving the country to the care of its imported labor. How do they handle such newly found freedom? As though steered by a perverse blend between Dante and Scheherezade, we descend layer by layer beneath the façade of modernity: from the colorful multilingual throngs rejoicing for the Emirati team to the hierarchies that underpin them, from the luxurious gardens and swimming pools into the darker secrets of the bedroom, from the rigid and inhibiting strictures of the present to a remote age of innocence. Three narratives interweave to form a tight and thought-provoking examination of the psychology of control. Drumbeat received the Sawiris Foundation Award for Egyptian Literature.

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Winner of the Sawiris Foundation Award for Egyptian Literature

About the Author

MOHAMED EL-BISATIE is the author of a number of novels and collections of short stories, including A Last Glass of Tea and Other Stories (AUC Press, 1994) and Houses Behind the Trees (AUC Press, 1997). He was awarded the Oweiss prize in 2001.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789774163395
Author:
El Bisatie, Mohamed
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
Translator:
Daniel, Peter
Author:
El-Bisatie, Mohamed
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Modern Arabic Literature
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
5.1 x 8.1 x 0.6 in 0.7 lb

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Middle East
History and Social Science » World History » General

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