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The shell : memoirs of a hidden observer / by Mustafa Khalifa ; translated by Paul Starkey.

Khalīfah, Muṣṭafá, (author.). Starkey, Paul, (translator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette FIC KHA (Text) 31951004212145 Main Floor - New Arrivals Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch FIC KHALIFA, MUSTAFA (Text) 33946003288458 Fiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781566560221
  • Physical Description: 252 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Northampton, Massachusetts : Interlink Books, an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc., 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translated from the Arabic.
Summary, etc.:
"...a Syrian political prisoner of conscience, an atheist mistaken for a radical Islamist - the worst kind of enemy of the state - who was locked up for 14 years without a trial. Shunned by his fellow inmates, Musa remains silent and mostly unspoken-to for the duration of his incarceration. A young film school graduate at the start, he is a defiant and stoic narrator, somehow able to pick out humor and irony in the shocking events and the characters he describes. Yet even the strongest personality cannot hold out under such brutal conditions forever..." - back cover.
Subject: Political prisoners > Syria > Fiction.
Christians > Syria > Fiction.
Torture > Syria > Fiction.

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