Badawi
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Contributors:
Hunter, Adriana, Translator
Published:
New York : Black Cat, 2016.
Status:
Westover Adult Fiction
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Published to wide critical acclaim in France, Badawi is Mohed Altrad’s heartrending debut novel, inspired by the author’s own narrative arc from Bedouin orphan to engineer and finally billionaire businessman.In the Syrian desert, a young boy watches as his mother dies. She was a repudiated woman, abandoned by the boy’s powerful father, leaving Maïouf to his scornful grandmother. Though the Bedouin tribes have stopped their centuries-long travels across the dunes—their tents long since converted into sedentary shacks—Maïouf’s grandmother wants him to carry on tradition as a shepherd. But from the first time he sneaks off to the white-walled schoolhouse to watch the other children learn, Maïouf envisions a different future for himself. This is one extraordinary child’s story of fighting for an education, and a life, he was never supposed to have, from a tiny desert village to the city of Raqqa, from the university halls of Montpellier on to the oil fields of Abu Dhabi. But is a life of exile the one he wants? Can a child whose name means the abandoned one” ever make a home for himself? With each step forward, he feels the love of his youth—a steadfast young Syrian woman named Fadia—and the shifting, haunted sands of his native village pulling him back toward the past he thought he had left behind.
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Format:
Book
Edition:
First English language edition.
Physical Desc:
224 pages ; 21.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780802125798, 0802125794

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Follows the course of the life of a Syrian orphan boy named Maïouf whose struggles to attain an education lead him to France and Abu Dhabi, where even his great success can't keep him from being drawn back to the life he thought forgotten.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Altrad, M., & Hunter, A. (2016). Badawi. First English language edition. New York: Black Cat.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Altrad, Mohed and Adriana, Hunter. 2016. Badawi. New York: Black Cat.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Altrad, Mohed and Adriana, Hunter, Badawi. New York: Black Cat, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Altrad, Mohed,, and Adriana Hunter. Badawi. First English language edition. New York: Black Cat, 2016. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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