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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
LC call number
PS3605.L147
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mubārak, Muḥammad Ḥusnī
  • Mubārak, Muḥammad Ḥusnī
  • Protests (Egypt : 2011-)
  • Young women
  • Families
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Label
Chronicle of a last summer : a novel of Egypt, Yasmine El Rashidi
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780770437305
Lccn
2016015049
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2AA24A04-8628-49AA-9355-0996463D78AD
System control number
  • 2143693
  • (OCoLC)945730266
  • (OCoLC)ocn945730266
  • 2143693
Label
Chronicle of a last summer : a novel of Egypt, Yasmine El Rashidi
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780770437305
Lccn
2016015049
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2AA24A04-8628-49AA-9355-0996463D78AD
System control number
  • 2143693
  • (OCoLC)945730266
  • (OCoLC)ocn945730266
  • 2143693

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