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"A dazzling masterpiece."-Nigrizia
"A total immersion into the Arab world's magic and charm."-Avvenimenti
"Om Kalthoum is great. She really is."-Bob Dylan
The story of the Arab world's greatest and most popular singer, Umm Kulthum, told through the eyes of the poet Ahmad Rami, who wrote her lyrics and loved her in vain all his life. Spanning five decades in the history of modern Egypt, this passionate tale of love and longing provides a key to understanding the soul, the aspirations, and the disappointments of the Arab world.
Slim Nassib is also the author of Un amant en Palestine, about the secret relationship between Lebanese-Palestinian banker Albert Pharaon and Golda Meir. Nassib is well known for his journalism and his work as a foreign correspondent.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.34 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2006
Publisher Europa Editions
ISBN 1933372079 ISBN13 9781933372075
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More About Selim Nassib & Alison Anderson
Slim Nassib is also the author of I Loved You for Your Voice, a fictional biography of the singer Om Kalthoum. Nassib, a well-regarded journalist, served as a foreign correspondent for Liberation. A Lover in Palestine is his second novel. Born in Beirut, he now lives in Paris.