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Bit of Air

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ISBN-10: 029274238X

ISBN-13: 9780292742383

Edition: 2012

Authors: Walid Taher, Anita Husen

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Award-winning Egyptian children's author and illustrator Walid Taher targets a wider audience withA Bit of Air. Inspired by the long tradition of Egyptian colloquial poetry and its relation to social and political movements in Egypt, Taher creates a unique blend of visual art, poetry, and architecture. These darkly humorous poems and their accompanying images are snapshots of a state of mind and a space of fantasy that convey the absurd, the comical, the profound, and the idiosyncratic.This illustrated, bilingual edition comes at a time of political and literary upheaval. An unprecedented number of Arab authors are producing new and noteworthy works by appropriating the language of blogs,…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Publication date: 11/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 146
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440

Walid Taher has a thriving reputation in the Middle East as a political cartoonist and a children’s author and illustrator. This is his first collection for adults, and his first work to appear in English translation.