The Hakawati (MP3 CD)

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In 2003, Osama al-Kharrat returns to Beirut after many years in America to stand vigil at his father's deathbed. As the family gathers, stories begin to unfold: Osama's grandfather was a hakawati, or storyteller, and his bewitching tales are interwoven with classic stories of the Middle East. Here are Abraham and Isaac; Ishmael, father of the Arab tribes; the beautiful Fatima; Baybars, the slave prince who vanquished the Crusaders; and a host of mischievous imps. Through Osama, we also enter the world of the contemporary Lebanese men and women whose stories tell a larger, heartbreaking tale of seemingly endless war, conflicted identity, and survival. With "The Hakawati," Rabih Alameddine has given us an Arabian Nights for this century.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781511317832
ISBN-10: 1511317833
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Publication Date: January 26th, 2016
Language: English