The Story of Zahra (Paperback)

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With more than 21,000 copies in print of"Women Of Sand And Myrrh," and more than15,000 copies of "The Story OfZahra," Hanan al-Shaykh is the best known and mostadmired woman writer of the Arab world. The paperbackpublication of "Zahra" will bringthis passionate and courageous novel to a muchlarger group of readers. Its haunting story of ayoung Lebanese woman who attempts to stem theviolence in Beirut by initiating a sexual liaison with asniper has "lifted the corner of a darkcurtain" ("Sunday Telegraph" )from a world that fascinates usall.

About the Author

Hanan al-Shaykhis widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on Arab womanhood. Her works include Women of Sand and Myrrh, The Story of Zahra, Beirut Blues and The Locust and the Bird. Tim Supple is one of the world's leading theatre directors and creators. His widely-acclaimed works include Twelfth Night (Channel 4 film), Tales from Ovid, A Servant to Two Masters(both RSC) anda multi-lingual A Midsummer Night's Dream (Dash Arts/world tour).

Praise For…

"The Story Of Zahra is a classic by  any standards."--Village Voice  Literary Supplement.  

"This rich tale mesmerizes with its frank sexuality  and scenes of war-torn  Beirut."--Publishers Weekly.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780385472067
ISBN-10: 0385472064
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: December 15th, 1996
Pages: 224
Language: English