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No Knives in the Kitchens of This City: A Novel [Paperback]

Item : No Knives in the Kitchens of This City: A Novel [Paperback]
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Author Author : Khalifa, Khaled
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 9774167813
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9789774167812
Publisher Publisher : Hoopoe Fiction
Pages Pages : 240
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100098073

In the once beautiful city of Aleppo, one Syrian family descends into tragedy and ruin, written by one of the rising stars of Arab fiction --New York Times

Irrepressible Sawsan flirts with militias, the ruling party, and finally religion, seeking but never finding salvation. She and her siblings and mother are slowly choked in violence and decay, as their lives are plundered by a brutal regime.
Set between the 1960s and 2000s,No Knives in the Kitchens of this Cityunravels the systems of fear and control under Assad. With eloquence and startling honesty, it speaks of the persecution of a whole society.
Khaled Khalifawas born in 1964 in a village close to Aleppo, Syria. He is the author of several novels, including most recently,Death Is Hard Work, longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Translated Literature.No Knives in the Kitchens of This Citywas awarded the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature in 2013, was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2014, and was shortlisted for the American Literary Translators Associations National Translation Awards in the prose category in 2017. He lives in Damascus, a city he has refused to abandon despite the danger posed by the ongoing Syrian civil war.

Leri Priceis an independent Arabic-English translator who studied at the University of Edinburgh. She is the translator of Khaled Khalifa'sIn Praise of HatredandDeath Is Hard Work, as well as literature from Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Syria, and Saudi Arabia includingSarabby Raja Alem (Hoopoe, 2018.) Khaled Khalifa writes about his native city with sensuality and an almost feral intensity . . . .No Knives in the Kitchens of This Cityoffers a glimpse into how terrified and empty of hope the people of a city must be to rise up in revolt. The future offers them nothing. It is a castle of closed doors. . . . The sights, smells and horror of living in Aleppo colă#

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