The Long Way Back Fuad Al-Takarli - A Modern Arabic Novel

by Fuad al-Takarli

The Long Way Back Fuad Al-Takarli - A Modern Arabic Novel Synopsis

The Long Way Back tells the story of four generations of the same family living in an old house in the Bab al-Shaykh district of Baghdad. Their private conflicts and passions are set against the wider drama of events leading up to the overthrow of prime minister Abd al-Karim Qasim and the rise of the Baath party in Iraq. Relationships between generations, social groups, and genders is dramatized with a mixture of humor, bitter irony, and compassion.

Book Information

ISBN: 9789774160929
Publication date: 15th December 2007
Author: Fuad al-Takarli
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 338 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Fuad al-Takarli

Fuad al-Takarli was born in Baghdad and graduated in law from Baghdad University in 1949. He worked in the Ministry of Justice, was made a judge in 1956, and rose to be head of the Court of Appeal in Baghdad. In 1983 he resigned from this post to devote himself to writing. He studied law in Paris from 1964 to 1966 and lived briefly in Paris again during the 1980s. Since 1990 he has lived in Tunis. In 2000 he was awarded the prestigious Owais Prize for the Arabic Novel. Catherine Cobham teaches Arabic at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and has translated a number ...

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