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19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East

19 VARIETIES OF GAZELLE: POEMS OF THE MIDDLE EAST

by: Nye, Naomi Shihab
Format: Paperback

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Product Description "Tell me how to live so many lives at once ..." Fowzi, who beats everyone at dominoes; Ibtisam, who wanted to be a doctor; Abu Mahmoud, who knows every eggplant and peach in his West Bank garden; mysterious Uncle Mohammed, who moved to the mountain; a girl in a red sweater dangling a book bag; children in velvet dresses who haunt the candy bowl at the party; Baba Kamalyari, age 71; Mr. Dajani and his swans; Sitti Khadra, who never lost her peace inside. Maybe they have something to tell us. Naomi Shihab Nye has been writing about being Arab-American, about Jerusalem, about the West Bank, about family all her life. These new and collected poems of the Middle East -- sixty in all -- appear together here for the first time. About the Author Naomi Shihab Nye is a poet and anthologist and the acclaimed author of Habibi: A Novel and Sitti's Secrets, a picture book, which was based on her own experiences visiting her beloved Sitti in Palestine. Her book 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East was a finalist for the National Book Award. She has taught writing and worked in schools all over the world, including in Muscat, Oman. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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Product Code: 9780060504045
ISBN: 0060504048
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: 2005-03-15
Number of Pages: 142 pages
Languages: english
Edition: Reprint
Dimension: 5.31 x 0.71 x 7.01 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds