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Ghada Samman: Mosaic of Memory

  • Riad Ismat
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Part of the Middle East Today book series (MIET)

Abstract

Ghada Samman is a unique example of an avant-garde female author from the Arab world; her cross-cultural fame was earned through translating her work into a dozen languages or so. Samman started her literary career in her hometown of Damascus in the early 1960s, publishing short stories in local Syrian and Lebanese press.

References

  1. Aranout, Abdellatif; Ghada Samman’s Cultural and Creative Journey (in Arabic); Published by Arab Scientific Publishers, Beirut, 2016.Google Scholar
  2. Arnaout, Abdellatif, Ghada Samman: The Creative Writer in Arabic Culture (in Arabic); Damascus, 2016.Google Scholar
  3. Ismat, Riad; The Sound and The Echo: Studies in Syrian Short Story; (1st edition) Dar al-Taliaa, Beirut, 1979; (2nd edition) The Syrian Commission for Book Publishing, Damascus, 2012 (A chapter is dedicated to Ghada Samman writings in Arabic language).Google Scholar
  4. Shukri, Ghali; Ghada Samman Without Wings (in Arabic); Beirut, 1990.Google Scholar

Some of Ghada Samman’s Books in English:

  1. Samman, Ghada; Beirut 75, a Novel, translated by Nancy Roberts (originally published in Arabic in 1975).Google Scholar
  2. Samman, Ghada; Beirut Nightmares, a Novel, Quartet Books (originally published in Arabic in 1976).Google Scholar
  3. Samman, Ghada; The Night of the First Billion, a Novel, translated into English by Nancy Roberts; Syracuse University Press, 2005.Google Scholar
  4. Samman, Ghada; Farewell Damascus, an Autobiographical Novel, Darf Publishers, UK, translated into English byNancy Roberts, 2017 (Titled in Arabic: The Impossible Novel: Damascene Mosaic).Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Riad Ismat
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  1. 1.Buffett Institute for Global StudiesNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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