Book Size: 5.25" x 8"

Pages: 248

Format: Hardback & Paperback

ISBN: 9781566564427 HB
ISBN: 9781566562546 PB

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Translator: Peter Clark

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Sabriya

Damascus Bitter Sweet

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Paperback $ 15.00 | Hardback $ 29.95

“Sabriya is a haunting, accomplished novel about the lives of women in 1920’s Syria… Idilbi’s stately prose is relentless in its exposure of Sabriya’s despair… [This novel] reveals Ulfat Idilbi as the possessor of a singular, passionate voice which is all her own.” – Financial Times

About this book

Sabriya portrays life in Damascus in the 1920's.

Central to the story is Sabriya's journey to self-knowledge, intertwined with the rise and eclipse of national and feminist awareness during her painful life. The national revolt is crushed by superior foreign power and Sabriya's personal emancipation is stifled by the traditional values of a patriarchal society. Written from the point of view of a young girl passionately committed to the nationalist cause but unable, because of her sex, to take an active part, it seethes with the frustrated energy of the reluctant bystander and vividly expresses the terror of civilians living in a city rocked nightly by explosions.

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About the author

Ulfat Idilbi was born in 1912 in Damascus, Syria. Her first novel Sabriya (published by Interlink) has been dramatized for Syrian Television.

Reviews

“Sabriya is a haunting, accomplished novel about the lives of women in 1920’s Syria… Idilbi’s stately prose is relentless in its exposure of Sabriya’s despair… [This novel] reveals Ulfat Idilbi as the possessor of a singular, passionate voice which is all her own.” – Financial Times

Additional information

Author

Idilbi, Ulfat

Edition

1

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

248

Translator

Clark , Peter

Author Home

Syria

Subtitle

Damascus Bitter Sweet

Format

5"å_"å x 8"å

Reviews

"Sabriya is a haunting , accomplished novel about the lives of women in 1920's Syria… Idilbi's stately prose is relentless in its exposure of Sabriya's despair… [This novel] reveals Ulfat Idilbi as the possessor of a singular , passionate voice which is all her own." – Financial Times

MainReview

"Sabriya is a haunting, accomplished novel about the lives of women in 1920's Syria… Idilbi's stately prose is relentless in its exposure of Sabriya's despair… [This novel] reveals Ulfat Idilbi as the possessor of a singular, passionate voice which is all her own." – Financial Times

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Paperback, Hardback