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Love Is Like Water and Other Stories (Arab American Writing) ePub download

by Samia Serageldin

  • Author: Samia Serageldin
  • ISBN: 0815609213
  • ISBN13: 978-0815609216
  • ePub: 1587 kb | FB2: 1497 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Short Stories & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press; 1 edition (September 15, 2009)
  • Pages: 151
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 190
  • Format: mbr lit lrf lrf
Love Is Like Water and Other Stories (Arab American Writing) ePub download

Love is Like Water is a collection of short stories, some autobiographical about her life in Egypt and here in America. Serageldin is an engaging writer and I truly enjoyed her style and professionalism in producing a story.

Love is Like Water is a collection of short stories, some autobiographical about her life in Egypt and here in America. The stories are very well written, vivid and full of color. Almost perfect grammar and a smooth, easy-flowing style make this fiction collection a commendable primer in "the right way to write a story.

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Love is Like Water is a collection of short stories, some autobiographical about her life in Egypt and here in America

Love is Like Water is a collection of short stories, some autobiographical about her life in Egypt and here in America. With this group of short stories, including the one from the title cover, author Samia Serageldin weaves a complex, interconnected story about a woman trying to find her identity within the backdrop of Islamic/Egyptian history. While detailing modern day living through a variety of well drawn characters and places, the vivid details and narrative exchanges of friends and family are written in such a way as to tell the reader a story that weaves its way through time and place.

Samia Serageldin draws her characters out with subtlety and control, moving from the narrator's grandmother's garden house in Cairo to the suburbs of North Carolina, yielding powerful portraits of cultural dislocation, faith, and multi generational conflicts. As the narratives shift in time and place, they unfold through memory

Series: Arab American Writing. Love, my maternal grandmother, Nanou, used to say, is like water.

Series: Arab American Writing. Samia Serageldin draws her characters out with subtlety and control, moving from the narrator’s grand-mother’s garden house in Cairo to the suburbs of North Carolina, yielding powerful portraits of cultural dislocation, faith, and multigenerational conflicts. It took me a long time, and much grief, to understand what she meant.

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Like the author of this remarkable collection of thirteen linked stories,the protagonist, Nadia, was born and raised in Egypt, educated in England,and immigrated to the United States. Samia Serageldin draws hercharacters out with subtlety and control, moving from the narrator’s grandmother’sgarden house in Cairo to the suburbs of North Carolina, yieldingpowerful portraits of cultural dislocation, faith, and multigenerationalconflicts.As the narratives shift in time and place, they unfold through memory.In “The Zawiya,” Nadia reflects on the change in women’s space from thecoiffeur’s salon to a religious pulpit as she revisits a childhood ritual. In thetitle story, Nadia offers a vivid sketch of her grandmother Nanou, “a forceof nature” who, as an early widow, single-handedly raised six children andran the household. At a time when few women experienced such independence,Nanou had a potent influence on the young narrator. Told withcompassion and clarity, Serageldin’s stories reveal one woman’s explorationof identity, finding it in both the sweeping backdrop of Egyptian historyand the quotidian exchanges with friends and family.
Burilar
This is the third book by Samia Serageldin after The Cairo House and The Naqib's Daughter. Love is Like Water is a collection of short stories, some autobiographical about her life in Egypt and here in America. The stories are very well written, vivid and full of color. I recommend this book to anyone familiar with Middle Eastern culture and those who wish to know more about it while reading a good book!
furious ox
I just finished reading "Love is Like Water" after having also read "Naqib's Daughter," and I am becoming a big fan of Samia Serageldin. The stores are interesting and well written, and makes one think deeply about how important it is to understand other cultures more fully in today's world. On to "Cairo House" to complete the circle.
Memuro
With this group of short stories, including the one from the title cover, author Samia Serageldin weaves a complex, interconnected story about a woman trying to find her identity within the backdrop of Islamic/Egyptian history. While detailing modern day living through a variety of well drawn characters and places, the vivid details and narrative exchanges of friends and family are written in such a way as to tell the reader a story that weaves its way through time and place.

Serageldin is an engaging writer and I truly enjoyed her style and professionalism in producing a story. Almost perfect grammar and a smooth, easy-flowing style make this fiction collection a commendable primer in "the right way to write a story." Her insights, both personal and professional, will make you want to read more from this author. A prime example quoted from the book, "How do you achieve closure, that word I still see in quotation marks? You turn the page, you close the book. So many metaphors to remind you that writing can be just that: embalming the past in reams of paper and burying it between two covers. There is a neat finality to the sound of it but the actual process is as painful as plucking stingers out of your flesh."

Although there is closure in the sequence of the stories, you will end your reading experience with hopes that Serageldin produces another such inspired book in this series of Arab American Writings.

by Rhonda Esakov
for Story Circle Book Reviews
reviewing books by, for, and about women
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