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The Hedgehog free pdf My mother went to visit our neighbor, Umm Bahaa, but refused to take me with her, on the pretext that women visit women and men visit men. So she left me alone, promising not to be gone more than a few minutes. I told my cat I was going to strangle her, but she paid no attention and continued grooming herself with her tongue. Thus we meet the five-year-old narrator of "The Hedgehog", who introduces us to his world: his house (with the djinn girl who lives in his bedroom), his garden (where he wishes to be a tree), and his best friend the black stone wall. This tightly told novella confirms that Zakaria Tamer remains at the height of his powers. The short stories that follow were first published in the collection "Tigers on the Tenth Day". Economical and controlled, they deal with man's inhumanity to man (and to woman) and showcase the author's typical sharply satirical style.

About Zakaria Tamer

Zakaria tamer, born in Damascus in 1931, published his first stories in 1957 and has long been recognized as one of hte pre-eminent short fiction writers of hte Arab world, as well as the foremost writer of Arabic children's fiction. He lives in London.

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Author : Zakaria Tamer
Publisher : The American University in Cairo Press
Data Published : 15 May 2009
ISBN : 9774162552
EAN : 9789774162558
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 168 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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