In saddam husseins iraq, a prisoner is given pen and paper to write. Buy sri vishnu sahasranama bhashyam book online at best prices in india on. Poet and author sinan antoon discusses his book ijaam. Arabic is often written without dots, the meaning is inferred from the context. This is a stunning debut by a major young iraqi writerinexile. Sinan antoons ijaam is included in an article about contemporary arabic novels in the current issue of the new yorker. The policies,requirements,course offerings,schedules,activities,tuition,fees and calendar of the school and its programs set forth in this bulletin are subject to change without notice at any time at the sole discretion of the administration. In less than a hundred pages, antoon provides a moving portrait of life in saddams iraq. Noted lebanese author elias khoury extolled antoons novel ijaam. An inventory of the general security headquarters in central baghdad reveals an obscure manuscript. Antoon, sinan1967sinan antoon also antun is an iraqiborn. Since these dots can also clarify a words meaning, ijaam has come to mean.
New york university bulletin gallatin school of individualized. Format pdf introduction and first 18 pages from ijaam. Ijaam are the dots that indicate vowels in the arabic script. An iraqi rhapsody, the novelist sinan antoon takes advantage of the orthographic ambiguities of arabic to explore themes of love, loss, identity and resistance in the face of political oppression. Ijaam is the product of this editors imperfect work and contains signs of his. It focuses on the period from the 1970s to the 1990s, as these decades have seen significant and longlasting changes in many aspects of japanese society, in particular regarding japanese women. The other is in the country of men, by hisham matar.
Ijaam, explains iraqi expatriate antoon in a prefatory note, is the arabic word used to describe the diacritical dots added to the basic alphabet to represent different phonetic characters. Youssefs poetry is inseparable from iraqs recent turbulent history but it also. Stroumsa, the discrete charm of intellectual subversion, in luca giuliani, ed. A manuscript found in baghdads directorate of general security recalls life under saddam husseins regime.
This book collects some of the best of saadi youssefs most recent poems. It does not only illuminate reality in iraq prior to the american invasion, but also the human experience in its insistence on resisting oppression and injustice. Ijaam offers insight into life under an oppressive political regime and how that oppression works. Gallatin bulletin new york university graduate school. An iraqi rhapsody is his first novel to be published in the us and is. New york university bulletin20102011 gallatin school of. What is truly unique about the novel are the implications of the title, and how the novella has been. An iraqi rhapsody on kpfas voices of the middle east and north africa. Such changes may be of any nature, including, but not limited to, the elimination of the school, programs, classes or activities. Ijaam is the story of furat, a prisoner in an iraq reminiscent of the baathi era. Apr 12, 2012 see more ideas about literature, books and antonin artaud.636 42 346 591 596 609 1357 398 1544 448 1447 1236 753 817 1581 336 526 684 577 122 1049 359 1118 212 1361 131 20 167 1331 666 77