Item description for La noche de los caligrafos (Narrativa (Punto de Lectura)) by Yasmine Ghata...
Young Rikkat is being brought up in the belief that her entire life will be devoted to the art of calligraphy but Atatrk's republic breaks away from the Islamic tradition, abolishing the Arabic language and scripts in favor of the Latin alphabet. Once the sacred ministers of Allah, calligraphers are now being marginalized and their schools closed. Rikkats mentors suicide reinforces her spite for the new regime and her love for the ancient art she has been taught since childhood. Inspired by the life of the author's grandmother this is a breathtaking excursion into the mysteries of life, death, and writing as an art.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.3" Width: 4.7" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2006
Publisher Punto de Lectura
ISBN 8466368345 ISBN13 9788466368346