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Basrayatha: The Story of a City

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Basrayatha is a literary tribute by author Muhammad Khudayyir to the city of his birth, Basra, on the Shatt al-Arab waterway in southern Iraq.

Just as a city’s inhabitants differ from outsiders through their knowledge of its streets and stories, so Khudayyir distinguishes between the real city of Basra and the imagined city he created through stories, experiences, and folkl
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Paperback, 184 pages
Published April 17th 2008 by Verso (first published April 7th 2008)
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Mustafa Abdurrahman The book is not a novel, or articles, not philosophy, it seems that the writer is shaky thinking, does not know what to say.
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Bill Littell
Dec 08, 2009 Bill Littell rated it it was ok
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This book was a real struggle to get through. Maybe if I would have gone in regarding it as a long piece of poetry, I would have had a better time. This is not a book I would ever recommend to students.
Jayme(the ghost reader)
This book is so dry, it reads like toast. It was required to read for my bookclub and I started reading it but ended up skimming through it. I think they could have written the book in a more interesting form and made it more like a story and not like a tour guide.
Max
Oct 21, 2008 Max rated it it was ok
On a sentence level it was beautiful but on a paragraph level it was a slog and on a chapter level it was completely opaque.
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