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No Knives in the Kitchens of This City: A Novel (Hoopoe Fiction) Paperback – 28 Sep 2016

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press; Tra edition (28 Sept. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9774167813
  • ISBN-13: 978-9774167812
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 1.8 x 13 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 118,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'[Khalifa is] one of the rising stars of Arab fiction . . . a rare public voice.'--New York Times


'Critically acclaimed . . . [No Knives in the Kitchens of this City] traces the degrading and destructive impact of Syria's dictatorship on the lives of a family from Aleppo.'--Financial Times


'Intricately plotted, chronologically complicated and a pleasure to read. . . . The writing is superb--a dense, luxurious realism pricked with surprising metaphors. It is lyrical, sensuous and so semantically rich that at times it resembles a prose poem . . . . A sad but beautiful book, providing important human context to the escalating Syrian tragedy.'--The Guardian


'Khalifa writes a raw, exquisite account of the Assad regime's loosening grip on [Syria] and the accompanying chaos.'--Washington Independent Review of Books


'Required reading for anyone who wants to better understand the roots of the uprising and current conflict in Syria.'--Literary Hub


'A searing indictment of the Syrian regime.' --The National





'Khaled Khalifa writes about his native city with sensuality and an almost feral intensity . . . . No Knives in the Kitchens of This City offers a glimpse into how terrified and empty of hope the people of a city must be to rise up in revolt. The future offers them nothing. It is a castle of closed doors. . . . The sights, smells and horror of living in Aleppo come pounding to life in this book. The place, to me, is no longer an abstraction, and Mr. Khalifa clearly fears for its fate throughout.'--New York Times


'One of the rising stars of Arab fiction . . . a rare public voice.'--New York Times


'Critically acclaimed . . . [No Knives in the Kitchens of this City] traces the degrading and destructive impact of Syria's dictatorship on the lives of a family from Aleppo.'--Financial Times


'Intricately plotted, chronologically complicated and a pleasure to read. . . . The writing is superb--a dense, luxurious realism pricked with surprising metaphors. It is lyrical, sensuous and so semantically rich that at times it resembles a prose poem . . . . A sad but beautiful book, providing important human context to the escalating Syrian tragedy.'--The Guardian


'Khalifa writes a raw, exquisite account of the Assad regime's loosening grip on [Syria] and the accompanying chaos.'--Washington Independent Review of Books


'Required reading for anyone who wants to better understand the roots of the uprising and current conflict in Syria.'--Literary Hub


'A searing indictment of the Syrian regime.' --The National

About the Author

Khaled Khalifa was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1964. A founding editor of the literary magazine Alif, he is the author of four novels, including In Praise of Hatred. He has also written numerous scripts for TV dramas and films, several of which have won awards, and screenplays for several feature films. No Knives in the Kitchens of This City was awarded the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature in 2013 and was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2014. Leri Price is the translator of Khaled Khalifa's In Praise of Hatred.


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