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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-04-01
  • Publisher: Feminist Pr
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"This first novel by an Iraqi woman to be published in English in the United States is a hallucinatory incantationa_ an ode to a citya_ (with) its private courtyards and public baths where the women in Huda's life rage and pray and love and scream."-Ms. Magazine Now in paperback, Naphtalene captures a fierce and defiant young girl as she struggles to form her identity in 1950s Baghdad amid a world of unfulfilled women and family tragedies. Iraqi exile Alia Mamdouh is a journalist, essayist, and novelist living in Paris who received the Naguib Mahfouz Prize for Literature in 2004.

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