19 Varieties of Gazelle Poems of the Middle East

ISBN-10: 0060504048

ISBN-13: 9780060504045

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Naomi Shihab Nye
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Description: "Tell me how to live so many lives at once ..." Fowzi, who beats everyone at dominoes; Ibtisam, who wanted to be a doctor; Abu Mahmoud, who knows every eggplant and peach in his West Bank garden; mysterious Uncle Mohammed, who moved to the mountain; a girl in a red sweater dangling a book bag; children in velvet dresses who haunt the candy bowl at the party; Baba Kamalyari, age 71; Mr. Dajani and his swans; Sitti Khadra, who never lost her peace inside. Maybe they have something to tell us. Naomi Shihab Nye has been writing about being Arab-American, about Jerusalem, about the West Bank, about family all her life. These new and collected poems of the Middle East -- sixty in all -- appear together here for the first time.

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Book details

List price: $8.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 3/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330

Introduction
Different Ways to Pray
My Father and the Figtree
What Kind of Fool Am I?
Going to the Spring
Biography of an Armenian Schoolgirl
The Words Under the Words
Spark
The Man Who Makes Brooms
The Garden of Abu Mahmoud
Her Way
The Clean Rinse
For Mohammed on the Mountain
Passing the Refugee Camp
Lunch in Nablus City Park
Arabic Coffee
Red Brocade
Steps
Prayer in My Boot
Things Don't Stop
Even at War
The Grieving Ring
For the 500th Dead Palestinian, Ibtisam Bozieh
Those Whom We Do Not Know
Visit
The Palestinians Have Given Up Parties
The Small Vases from Hebron
Darling
Fundamentalism
My Grandmother in the Stars
Rock
Praying for Wind
Olive Jar
They Dropped It
19 Varieties of Gazelle
Arabic
Jerusalem
Holy Land
Half-and-Half
Stain
My Uncle's Favorite Coffee Shop
A Definite Shore
Two Countries
The Tray
The Many Hats of William Yale
What News Are You Listening To?
Staying Close
Ducks
The Address Book of a Lonely Man
Footfall
Trenches and Moats and Mounds of Dirt
What He Said to His Enemies
Peace
How Long Peace Takes
A Single Slice Reveals Them
Stone House
Jerusalem Headlines 2000
Mr. Dajani, Calling from Jericho
All Things Not Considered
Blood
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