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The Bamboo Stalk (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 23/04/2015
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'ABSORBING' - THE NEW YORKER 'AMBITIOUS, CULTIVATED AND BRAVE' - FINANCIAL TIMES WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC FICTION THE CONTROVERSIAL AND DARING NOVEL THAT TOOK THE ARAB WORLD BY STORM Josephine escapes poverty by coming to Kuwait from the Philippines to work as a maid, where she meets Rashid, an idealistic only son with literary aspirations. Josephine, with all the wide-eyed naivety of youth, believes she has found true love. But when she becomes pregnant, and with the rumble of war growing ever louder, Rashid bows to family and social pressure, and sends her back home with her baby son, Jose. Brought up struggling with his dual identity, Jose clings to the hope of returning to his father's country when he is eighteen. He is ill-prepared to plunge headfirst into a world where the fear of tyrants and dictators is nothing compared to the fear of 'what will people say'. And with a Filipino face, a Kuwaiti passport, an Arab surname and a Christian first name, will his father's country welcome him? The Bamboo Stalk takes an unflinching look at the lives of foreign workers in Arab countries and confronts the universal problems of identity, race and religion.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing
ISBN: 9789927101779
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 705 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 36 mm

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