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by Hanan al-Shaykh

Author: Hanan al-Shaykh
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Anchor; Reprint edition (October 8, 2002)
Pages: 288 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.2
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Also by hanan al-shaykh. To tarek and juman malouf. This only rekindled Amira’s hysteria, and her sobbing gathered momentum as she saw herself plummeting through the air once more.

Also by hanan al-shaykh. My gratitude to Marsha Rowe for her help. Nicholas looked at Lamis, who appeared so composed, and he raised his eyebrows and pressed his lips together as if to acknowledge that he could do no more for Amira. Inwardly Lamis herself was shaking with terror. Her precious British passport: the flight attendant had already announced its loss several times.

Hanan al-Shaykh (Arabic: حنان الشيخ‎; born November 12, 1945, Beirut) is an acclaimed Lebanese author of contemporary literature. Hanan al-Shaykh's family background is that of a strict Shi'a family. Her father and brother exerted strict social control over her during her childhood and adolescence. She attended the Almillah primary school for Muslim girls where she received a traditional education for Muslim girls, before continuing her education at the Ahliah school.

Al-Shaykh began her journalism career in Egypt before returning to Lebanon. She has also lived in Saudi Arabia and is curr Hanan Al-Shaykh (Arabic: حنان الشيخ) is a Lebanese journalist, novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. Al-Shaykh was born into a conservative Shia' Muslim family. She received her primary education in Beirut, and later she attended the American College for Girls in Cairo. Al-Shaykh began her journalism career in Egypt before returning to Lebanon.

Four strangers meet on a turbulent flight from Dubai to London: Amira, a canny Moroccan prostitute; Lamis, a 30-year old Iraqi divorcee; Nicholas, an English expert on Islamic art; and Samir, a Lebanese man who is delivering a monkey on a mission he doesn't fully understand.

Hanan al-Shaykh tells us the stories of a few of them. We meet the main characters on a plane from Dubai. Al-Shaykh is also very good at observations about the English (all Britons are English to Middle Easterners) ­ their aloofness, their "mania for analysis"

Hanan al-Shaykh tells us the stories of a few of them. They are from various Arab countries, thrown together when the plane hits some heavy turbulence. At Heathrow they disperse, having exchanged telephone numbers, and for the rest of the book their paths cross as we follow their adventures. Al-Shaykh is also very good at observations about the English (all Britons are English to Middle Easterners) ­ their aloofness, their "mania for analysis". She implies that if the Arabs in London are deracinated and lonely, the natives feel no less alien in a harsh world where individuals compete for survival.

Hanan al-Shaykh was born and raised in Lebanon. She is the author of three novels-Women of Sand and Myrrh, The Story of Zahra, and Beirut Blues-as well as a collection of short stories, I Sweep the Sun Off Rooftops. She currently lives in London with her husband and two children. Библиографические данные.

Hanan al-Shaykh, an award-winning journalist, novelist, and playwright, is the author of the short-story collections I Sweep the Sun Off Rooftops and . Only in London offers an exquisite perspective of estrangement and recognition. Looking for More Great Reads?

Hanan al-Shaykh, an award-winning journalist, novelist, and playwright, is the author of the short-story collections I Sweep the Sun Off Rooftops and One Thousand and One Nights; the novels The Story of Zahra, Women of Sand and Myrrh, Beirut Blues. ore about Hanan al-Shaykh. Looking for More Great Reads? Discover Book Picks from the CEO of Penguin Random House US. Close. Download Hi Res. Category: Literary Fiction.

Only in London - Hanan al-Shaykh.

Four strangers meet on a turbulent flight from Dubai to London: Amira, a canny Moroccan prostitute; Lamis, a 30-year old Iraqi divorcee; Nicholas, an English expert on Islamic art; and Samir, a Lebanese man who is delivering a monkey on a mission he doesn’t fully understand. Once safely on British soil, Lamis and Nicholas fall in love, Samir chases after blond British youths, and Amira reinvents herself as a princess, the better to lure clients at the best London hotels. Only in London - Hanan al-Shaykh.

Four strangers meet on a turbulent flight from Dubai to London: Amira, a canny Moroccan prostitute; Lamis, a 30-year old Iraqi divorcee; Nicholas, an English expert on Islamic art; and Samir, a Lebanese man who is delivering a monkey on a mission he doesn’t fully understand. Once safely on British soil, Lamis and Nicholas fall in love, Samir chases after blond British youths, and Amira reinvents herself as a princess, the better to lure clients at the best London hotels. Through the city and across cultural borders, Only in London wittily portrays the smells, sounds, and sights of London’s lively Arab neighorhoods, as well as the freedoms the city both offers and withholds from its immigrants.