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Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea

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ISBN-10: 0811218317

ISBN-13: 9780811218313

Edition: 2009

Authors: Dunya Mikhail, Elizabeth Winslow, D. Mikhail, D. Mikhail

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An impressionistic memoir by the award-winning Iraqi-American writer, Dunya Mikhail, Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea covers her earliest sensations of childhood to a more complicated grasp of death, beginning with the death of her father to the Gulf War and the subsequent Iraqi War. Mikhail writes: “Death always looks for us. It comes from beyond the continents. It crosses long distances holding a basket of fire in its hand.”
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Book details

List price: $25.50
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 5/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Greg Slater is the editor of the magazine for Clarice Cliff collectors, The Agora , and the coauthor of Comprehensively Clarice Cliff . He lives in Australia.Dunya Mikhail was born in Iraq in 1965. While working as a journalist for the Baghdad Observer , she faced increasing threats from the authorities and fled to the United States in the late 1990s. In 2001, she was awarded the UN Human Rights Award for Freedom of Writing. Her first poetry book in English, The War Works Hard , was named one of 2005' twenty-five Books toRemember by the New York Public Library and Diary of A Wave Outside the Sea won the 2010 Arab American Book Award for poetry. Mikhail teaches atOakland University, Michigan.