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Set in the pre-revolution Yemen of the Imams, this novel depicts the experiences of a young boy who, having been taken hostage, in line with the Imam’s general practice, as a pledge for his father’s political obedience, is sent to serve as a young male attendant in the palace of the city governor. The growth of the boy’s awareness, political, social and personal, is movingly portrayed against a background of bygone times whose decadence and injustice are presented with vivid satiric force.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566561402
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/1994
Series: Emerging Voices Series
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 1,251,762
Product dimensions: 5.28(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Zayd Mutee’ Dammaj is Yemen’s foremost fiction writer. He has published several collections of short stories. This novel is the first English translation of his work.

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