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My Name is Adam

(2018)
(The first book in the Children of the Ghetto series)
A novel by

 
 
"Khoury is one of the greatest writers of our times and perhaps the greatest Arabic-language writer of this generation, definite Nobel Prize material" Avraham Burg, Haaretz

Who is Adam Dannoun?

Until a few months before his death in a fire in his New York apartment - a consequence of smoking in bed - he thought he knew.

But an encounter with Blind Mahmoud, a father figure from his childhood, changed all that. From Mahmoud he learned the terrible truth behind his birth, a truth withheld from him for fifty-seven years by the woman he thought was his mother.

This discovery leads Adam to investigate what exactly happened in 1948 in Palestine in the city of Lydda where he was born: the massacre, the forced march into the wilderness and the corralling of those citizens who did not flee into what the Israeli soldiers and their Palestinian captives came to refer to as the Ghetto.

The stories he collects speak of bravery, ingenuity and resolve in the face of unimaginable hardship. Saved from the flames that claimed him, they are his lasting and crucial testament.

Translated from the Arabic by Humphrey Davies

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Children of the Ghetto: My Name is Adam
Author(s): Elias Khoury
ISBN: 1-939810-13-2 / 978-1-939810-13-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Archipelago
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October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Name is Adam: Children of the Ghetto Volume I (Children of the Ghetto Vol 1)
Author(s): Elias Khoury
ISBN: 0-85705-751-0 / 978-0-85705-751-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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Kindle Editions

July 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Children of the Ghetto: My Name is Adam
Author(s): Elias Khoury
Publisher: Archipelago
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: My Name is Adam: Children of the Ghetto Volume I (Children of the Ghetto Vol 1)
Author(s): Elias Khoury
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU