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In the Country of My Dreams

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Long awaited collection of poetry from Arab-American author, Elmaz Abinader, once again reveals with no light touch, the beauty and brutality of the world of her family, her country, and her culture. Taking on excile, abuse, love and displacement, Abinader lyrically portrays a life battling the confines of ethnic stereotypes and geographic domination, inside her country an ...more
Paperback, 68 pages
Published September 6th 1999 by Sufi Warrior Pub Co Inc
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Jul 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This one is a keeper. Gotta have it on the shelf. Some great moments in each poem. Her energy and presence is in every poem. If you get to hear her voice read it, do it. It adds to the beauty of it.
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An Arab-American author, poet, performer, English professor at Mills College and co-founder of the Vona/Voices. In 2000, she received the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award for her poetry collection In the Country of My Dreams.

Born in a small coal mining community in southwest Pennsylvania, she lived with her parents and her five siblings in a household strongly rooted in Lebanese traditio
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