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The Resource Him, me, Muhammad Ali, Randa Jarrar

Him, me, Muhammad Ali, Randa Jarrar

Label
Him, me, Muhammad Ali
Title
Him, me, Muhammad Ali
Statement of responsibility
Randa Jarrar
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In her first story collection, Jarrar employs a particular, rather than rhetorical approach to race and gender. Thus we have "How Can I Be of Use to You," with its complicated relationship between a distinguished Egyptian feminist and her young intern, demonstrating that gender politics are never straightforward, and both generations-old and new-take advantage of each other. There's also a healthy dose of magic surrealism, as in the wild and witty story "Zelda the Halfie" which follows a breed of half Ibexes/half humans and their various tribulations. The writing is peppered with gorgeous imagery: a moon reflected in an ice cream scoop, breath that runs ahead of its body, and two apartments in a high rise whose tenants precisely mirror each other. Randa Jarrar is the author of a highly successful novel, A Map of Home, which received an Arab-American Book Award and was named one of the best novels of 2008 by the Barnes & Noble Review. She grew up in Kuwait and Egypt, and moved to the United States after the first Gulf War. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Utne Reader, Salon.com, Guernica, the Rumpus, the Oxford American, Ploughshares, and more. She blogs for Salon, and lives in California"--
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Jarrar, Randa
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.A76
LC item number
A6 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Survival
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Sex role
  • Race relations
Label
Him, me, Muhammad Ali, Randa Jarrar
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Asmahan
  • Him, me, Muhammad Ali
  • Story of my building
  • Frame for the sky
  • Life, loves, and adventures of Zelwa the Halfie
  • Lunatics' eclipse
  • Building girls
  • Lost in freakin' Yonkers
  • How can I be of use to you?
  • Sailor
  • Grace
  • Testimony of Malik, prinsoner #287690
  • Accidental transients
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9781941411315
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2016014116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • sky280840277
  • (OCoLC)944464030
  • 935429
Label
Him, me, Muhammad Ali, Randa Jarrar
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Asmahan
  • Him, me, Muhammad Ali
  • Story of my building
  • Frame for the sky
  • Life, loves, and adventures of Zelwa the Halfie
  • Lunatics' eclipse
  • Building girls
  • Lost in freakin' Yonkers
  • How can I be of use to you?
  • Sailor
  • Grace
  • Testimony of Malik, prinsoner #287690
  • Accidental transients
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9781941411315
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2016014116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • sky280840277
  • (OCoLC)944464030
  • 935429

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