The Resource Harraga, Boualem Sansal ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne

Harraga, Boualem Sansal ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne

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Harraga
Title
Harraga
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Boualem Sansal ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
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Language
eng
Summary
Harraga. The term means "to burn," and it refers to those Algerians in exile, who burn their identity papers to seek asylum in Europe. But for Boualem Sansal, whose novels are banned in his own country, there is a kind of internal exile even for those who stay; and for no one is it worse than for the country's women. Lamia is thirty-five years old, a doctor. Having lost most of her family, she is accustomed to living alone, unmarried and contentedly independent when a teenage girl, Cherifa, arrives on her doorstep. Cherifa is pregnant by Lamia's brother in exile - Lamia's first indication since he left that he is alive - and she'll surely be killed if she returns to her parents. Lamia grudgingly offers her hospitality; Cherifa ungratefully accepts it. But she is restless and obstinate, and before long she runs away, out into the hostile streets - leaving Lamia to track her, fearing for the life of the girl she has come, improbably, to love as family. Boualem Sansal creates, in Lamia, an incredible narrator: cultured, caustic, and compassionate, with an ironic contempt for the government, she is utterly convincing. With his deceptively simple story, Sansal delivers a brave indictment of fundamentalism that is also warm and wonderfully humane
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TEFOD
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Sansal, Boualem
Dewey number
843.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wynne, Frank
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  • Women
  • Algiers (Algeria)
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Harraga, Boualem Sansal ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
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OverDrive eBook
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unknown
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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First U.S. edition.
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9781620402269
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computer
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rdamedia
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not applicable
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remote
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77689b57-adcb-4b37-b610-4bb05cbec649
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  • (OCoLC)895779570
  • ocn895779570
  • OCoLC
Label
Harraga, Boualem Sansal ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781620402269
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
77689b57-adcb-4b37-b610-4bb05cbec649
System control number
  • (OCoLC)895779570
  • ocn895779570
  • OCoLC

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