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By Mohammed Khudayyir,William Hutchins

ISBN-10: 9774160649

ISBN-13: 9789774160646

Basrayatha is a literary tribute by way of writer Mohammed Khudayyir to town of his beginning, Basra, at the Shatt al-Arab waterway in southern Iraq. simply as a city’s population vary from outsiders via their wisdom of its streets in addition to its tales, so Khudayyir distinguishes among the genuine urban of Basra and Basrayatha, the imagined urban he has created via tales, reports, and folklore.
By turns a memoir, a travelogue, a love letter, and a meditation, Basrayatha summons up pictures of a urban gone. In loving aspect, Khudayyir recounts his discovery of his urban as a toddler, in addition to previous communal banquets, the general public baths, the delights of the Muslim day of leisure, the city’s flea markets and people who common them, a rustic bumpkin’s special occasion within the urban, Hollywood movies on the neighborhood cinema, everyday life throughout the Iran–Iraq struggle, and the canals and rivers round Basra. specially, even though, the e-book illuminates the position of the storyteller in growing the towns we inhabit. Evoking the literary modernism of authors like Calvino and Borges, and tinged with nostalgia for a urban now disappeared, Basrayatha is a masterful tribute to the ability of reminiscence and imagination.

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