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The Resource Chronicle of a last summer : a novel of Egypt, Yasmine El Rashidi

Chronicle of a last summer : a novel of Egypt, Yasmine El Rashidi

Label
Chronicle of a last summer : a novel of Egypt
Title
Chronicle of a last summer
Title remainder
a novel of Egypt
Statement of responsibility
Yasmine El Rashidi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A young Egyptian woman chronicles her personal and political coming of age in this debut novel. Cairo, 1984. A blisteringly hot summer. A young girl in a sprawling family house. Her days pass quietly: listening to a mother's phone conversations, looking at the Nile from a bedroom window, watching the three state-sanctioned TV stations with the volume off, daydreaming about other lives. Underlying this claustrophobic routine is mystery and loss. Relatives mutter darkly about the newly-appointed President Mubarak. Everyone talks with melancholy about the past. People disappear overnight. Her own father has left, too--why, or to where, no one will say. We meet her across three decades, from youth to adulthood: As a six-year old absorbing the world around her, filled with questions she can't ask; as a college student and aspiring filmmaker pre-occupied with love, language, and the repression that surrounds her; and then later, in the turbulent aftermath of Mubarak's overthrow, as a writer exploring her own past. Reunited with her father, she wonders about the silences that have marked and shaped her life. At once a mapping of a city in transformation and a story about the shifting realities and fates of a single Egyptian family, Yasmine El Rashidi's Chronicle of a Last Summer traces the fine line between survival and complicity, exploring the conscience of a generation raised in silence"--
  • "A coming-of-age story that follows a Cairo native from her girlhood during Mubarak's regime to her adulthood and the radical change brought by the revolution that toppled Mubarak"--
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DLC
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1977-
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El Rashidi, Yasmine
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Mubārak, Muḥammad Ḥusnī
  • Young women
  • Families
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Target audience
adult
Label
Chronicle of a last summer : a novel of Egypt, Yasmine El Rashidi
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780770437299
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015050541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)923548100
  • 2109437
Label
Chronicle of a last summer : a novel of Egypt, Yasmine El Rashidi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780770437299
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015050541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)923548100
  • 2109437

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