Dongola: A Novel of Nubia

Ali, Idris;Theroux, Peter (translator)

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In this, the first Nubian novel every translated, a Nubian worker in modern Egypt, Awad, dreams of Dongala, the capital of medieval Nubia, now lost to the flood waters of the Aswan High Dam; in Dongala, the Nubians reached their zenith, defeating and dominating Upper Egypt; now, while Awad works in Cairo for good wages, his wife remains at home in squalor and must deal with the reality of today's Nubia, a poverty-stricken land (dark green cloth with gold lettering; green dust jacket with yellow lettering, author's photo on rear flap, very slight edgewear; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: In this, the first Nubian novel ever translated Idris Ali paints in vibrant detail the story of cultures and hearts divided, of lost lands, impossible dreams, and abandoned loves.

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Idris Ali is the author of three short story collections and another novel, Explosion of a Skull. Self-taught in literature, he attended the Cairo Religious Institute of Al-Azhar and currently lives in Cairo, Egypt.

Peter Theroux is the author of three books and the translator of six. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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Title: Dongola: A Novel of Nubia
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Publication Date: 1998
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