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Author Kuni, Ibrahim.
Title A sleepless eye : aphorisms from the Sahara / Ibrahim al-Koni ; selected by Hartmut Fahndrich ; translated from the Arabic by Roger Allen.
Imprint Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, [2014]

Author Kuni, Ibrahim.
Series Middle East literature in translation
Middle East literature in translation.
Subject Desert people -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Desert ecology -- Sahara -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Sahara -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Aphorisms and apothegms.
Alt Name Fahndrich, Hartmut,
Allen, Roger, 1942-
Description 1 online resource : color illustrations
Libyans lcdgt
Tuareg (African people) lcdgt
Men lcdgt
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Contents Foreword -- Nature -- Seasons -- Desert -- Water -- Sea -- Sea and desert -- Wind -- Rock -- Trees and flowers -- Fire -- Afterword -- Sources -- List of photographs.
Summary The Libyan landscape is one of the most diverse and breathtaking, replete with barren deserts, vast ocean coasts, and a stunning display of earth's elements. Al-Koni, an award-winning and critically acclaimed Arabic writer, reflects on this fragile environment and the increasing threats to its existence in A Sleepless Eye, a collection of the poet's desert wisdom. He highlights the relationships between humans and Libya's natural features, grouping them by theme: nature, desert, water, sea, wind, rock, trees, and fire. Each theme contains a set of aphorisms that deliver thoughtful perspectives on what it means to coexist with an evolving planet. This volume is the result of the author's collaboration with the celebrated French nature photographer, Alain Sebe, and English translator Allen. The product is a body of work that calls upon readers to question their relationship with the earth through meditative ideas and photos, familiarizing English readers with the fundamental philosophies of environmental stewardship that transcend all boundaries.
ISBN 9780815652793 (electronic bk.)
0815652798 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 880326012
Additional Format Print version: Kuni, Ibrahim. Sleepless eye. First edition. Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2014 9780815610342 (DLC) 2013497975 (OCoLC)863195047

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