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Heads Ripe for Plucking von Al-Wardani, Mahmoud (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 01.11.2008
  • Verlag: Durnell MDL
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Heads Ripe for Plucking

An Arab tyrant once infamously declared, ",I see heads that are ripe for plucking.", In Mahmoud Al-Wardani's novel of tyranny and oppression, an impaled head seeks solace in narrating similar woes it sustained in previous incarnations. Beheadings, both literal and metaphorical-torture, murder, decapitation, brainwashing, losing one's head-are the subject of the six stories that unfold. The narrative takes us from the most archetypal beheading in Arabo-Islamic history, that of al-Husayn, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, via a crime passionel, the torture of Communists in Nasser's prisons, the meanderings of a Cairene teenager unwittingly caught in the bread riots of 1977, a body dismembered in the 1991 Gulf War, and a bloodless beheading on the eve of the new millennium, into a dystopic future where heads are periodically severed to undergo maintenance and downloading of programs.


    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 01.11.2008
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781617971525
    Verlag: Durnell MDL
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