19 Varieties of Gazelle

19 Varieties of Gazelle

Poems of the Middle East

Book - 2002
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Collects for the first time in one place all of the author's poems about the Middle East, about peace, and about being an Arab-American in the United States. 20,000 first printing.

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"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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Presents a collection of poems dealing with the Middle East, peace, and being an Arab-American in the United States.

Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, [2002]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780060097660
0060097663
9780060097653
0060097655
Branch Call Number: J 811 NYE
Characteristics: xviii, 142 pages ; 19 cm
Alternative Title: Nineteen varieties of gazelle

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ANITRA L FREEMAN
Jun 15, 2013

I cannot say anything about Naomi Shihab Nye that is equal to her poetry. "Our friend from Turkey says language is so delicate / he likens it to a darling. / We will take this word in our arms. / It will be small and breathing. / We will not wish to scare it. / Pressing lips to the edge of each syllable. / Nothing else will save us now."

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