Interspersed with evocative Arab fables, these vibrant stories explore the differences between Middle Eastern and Western culture, between immigrant parents and their native-born children, and between new lives and old memories. Through interwoven narrative and allegories, a timely picture of Middle Eastern immigrants and refugees emerges. Poignant vignettes about those still living in war-torn Palestine and Iraq create a contrasting perspective. In a time of suspicion and fear, this exquisite volume paints a humanizing picture of Arabic culture and a sympathetic portrait of Middle Easterners struggling to find their place.

Genre: Sagas

Praise for this book

"In Mahjar, Sallis wields her great gifts of empathy and eloquence to render human beings in full unflinching detail. It is a book of journeys, passionate and powerful." - Geraldine Brooks

"Superb stories, astonishing in their range and power: subtle, brave, unbearably moving." - Helen Garner


Used availability for Eva Sallis's Mahjar

Paperback Editions

March 2005 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Mahjar
Author(s): Eva Sallis
ISBN: 1-74114-071-4 / 978-1-74114-071-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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