Waḥdahā shajarat al-rummān وحدها شجرة الرمان

Title Waḥdahā shajarat al-rummān وحدها شجرة الرمان
Names Antoon, Sinan.
Book Number DBG16649
Title Status Download Only
Medium Digital Book
Annotation If death is a postman then I am one of those who receive his letters every day. I am the one who takes them out carefully from their bloodied and torn envelopes. I am the one who washes them, who removes the stamps of death and dries and perfumes them, mumbling what I don't really believe in. Then I wrap them carefully in white so they may reach their last reader: the grave," writes Jawad, the narrator and protagonist of The Corpse Washer. Born to traditional Shi'ite family of corpse washers and shrouders in Baghdad, Jawad decides to abandon the family tradition, choosing instead to become a sculptor, to celebrate life rather than tend to death. But the 2003 invasion and military occupation unleash sectarian violence and Jawad returns to the inevitable washing and shrouding. Arabic language. Unrated. Marrakesh title.
Narrator Alnabi, Athra Abd.
Local Subject Historical Fiction - HIF
War Stories - WAR
Psychological Fiction - PSF
Literature - Semitic - Hebrew, Arabic, Persian - 892
LC Subject Burial - Religious aspects - Fiction
Dead - Religious aspects - Islam - Fiction
Death - Iraq - Psychological aspects - Fiction
Iraq War, 2003-2011 - Fiction
Sculpture - Fiction
Iraq - History - 20th century - Fiction
Iraq - History - 21st century - Fiction
Downloadable books
Historical fiction
Psychological fiction
Talking books
War fiction
Language Arabic
Released 2016
Publication Info Johanneshov : MTM, 2016.
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