The Queue

Author: Basma Abdel Aziz
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612195172
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"The Queue ... has drawn comparisons to Western classics like George Orwell’s 1984 and The Trial by Franz Kafka. It represents a new wave of dystopian and surrealist fiction from Middle Eastern writers who are grappling with the chaotic aftermath and stinging disappointments of the Arab Spring." -- The New York Times Winner of the English PEN Translation Award In a surreal, but familiar, vision of modern day Egypt, a centralized authority known as ‘the Gate’ has risen to power in the aftermath of the ‘Disgraceful Events,’ a failed popular uprising. Citizens are required to obtain permission from the Gate in order to take care of even the most basic of their daily affairs, yet the Gate never opens, and the queue in front of it grows longer. Citizens from all walks of life mix and wait in the sun: a revolutionary journalist, a sheikh, a poor woman concerned for her daughter’s health, and even the brother of a security officer killed in clashes with protestors. Among them is Yehia, a man who was shot during the Events and is waiting for permission from the Gate to remove a bullet that remains lodged in his pelvis. Yehia’s health steadily declines, yet at every turn, officials refuse to assist him, actively denying the very existence of the bullet. Ultimately it is Tarek, the principled doctor tending to Yehia’s case, who must decide whether to follow protocol as he has always done, or to disobey the law and risk his career to operate on Yehia and save his life. Written with dark, subtle humor, The Queue describes the sinister nature of authoritarianism, and illuminates the way that absolute authority manipulates information, mobilizes others in service to it, and fails to uphold the rights of even those faithful to it. From the Trade Paperback edition.

In The Fog Of The Seasons End

Author: Alex La Guma
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 147860932X
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La Gumas powerful, firsthand account depicts the dedicated South African people who risked their lives in the underground movement against apartheid. The main characters, Beukes and Elias, are among others determined to undermine apartheids blatant oppression and demeaning tactics. The authors knack for rich descriptions and weaving the past with the present transports readers to the grind of working in an underground political organization and the challenges of confronting hardships, change, and injustice on a daily basis.

The Resistance Trilogy

Author: Ariel Dorfman
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854593696
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Three powerful political plays in one volume - with a substantial introduction by the author. Death and the Maiden ran for a year in the West End, was a hit on Broadway and was filmed by Roman Polanski. Reader is about a censor who discovers that a novel he wishes to ban is describing his own life. Widows is about the men who 'disappear' under totalitarian regimes and about the women who wait.

Death And The Maiden

Author: Ariel Dorfman
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ISBN: 9781848422322
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A woman seeks revenge when the man she believes to have been her torturer happens to re-enter her life. Ariel Dorfman's play premiered at the Royal Court in 1991, and is now recognised as a modern classic. This 20th-anniversary edition was published alongside the play's West End revival in 2011. ‘Beware of turning into the enemy you most fear.' Years have passed since political prisoner, Paulina, suffered at the hands of her captor: a man whose face she never saw, but whom she can still recall with terrifying clarity. Tonight, by chance, a stranger arrives at the secluded beach house she shares with her husband Gerardo, a human rights lawyer. A stranger Paulina is convinced was her tormentor and must now be held to account...

Out Of The Cage

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ISBN: 9781910067307
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Theatre Scotland

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Reader

Author: Ariel Dorfman
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573651328
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A censor discovers that the subversive novel he is about to ban is describing his own life and hinting that a terrible fate awaits his son. He must hunt down the author before it comes true...

The Catastrophist

Author: Ronan Bennett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1596913053
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Living in Leopoldville in the Belgian Congo only to be near his lover, an idealistic journalist, novelist James Gillespie becomes caught up in the terror, violence, and corruption that marks that country's slide into civil war in the early 1960s. Reprint.

A Reference Grammar Of Russian

Author: Alan Timberlake
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139449342
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A Reference Grammar of Russian was first published in 2004. It describes and systematizes all aspects of the grammar of Russian: the patterns of orthography, sounds, inflection, syntax, tense-aspect-mood, word order, and intonation. It is especially concerned with the meaning of combinations of words (constructions). The core concept is that of the predicate history: a record of the states of entities through time and across possibilities. Using predicate histories, the book presents an integrated account of the semantics of verbs, nouns, case, and aspect. More attention is paid to syntax than in any other grammars of Russian written in English or in other languages of Western Europe. Alan Timberlake refers to the literature on variation and trends in development, and makes use of contemporary data from the internet. This book will appeal to students, scholars and language professionals interested in Russian.

Widows

Author: Ariel Dorfman
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 9781583224830
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When the bodies of lost men wash ashore in a 1942 Greek village, its local women claim the bodies as their husbands and fathers despite their unrecognizable state, and a battle of wills ensues between the local police and the women. Reprint.