Zayd Mutee' Dammaj (Author)
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DescriptionSet 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.
March 01, 1994
5.28 X 7.99 X 0.55 inches | 0.4 pounds
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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.