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Sails for Exile

by Mona Latif-Ghattas, translated by Yasmine Mariam Kloth & Antonio D'Alfonso

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ISBN:9781771711333
publisher: Ekstasis Editions
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A young girl of six with her parents spends time at the Cataract Hotel in Aswan. There, she befriends Ali Lawi, the Nubian servant for Agha Khan. The girl now a poet, immigrated to Montreal, recalls in a superbly poetic prose the journey to Egypt, a few years before the creation of Lake Nasser as a result of the construction of the Aswan High Dam.

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Mona Latif-Ghattas

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Yasmine Mariam Kloth

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Antonio D'Alfonso was born in Montreal. He studied at Loyola College from 1970 to 1975, where he got his B.A. in Communication Arts. Later on he went to Université de Montréal to complete his Master's Science Degree in Communication Studies, specializing in Semiology; his thesis was on Mouchette, a film by Robert Bresson. In 1978 he founded Guernica Editions, where he edited over 450 books by authors from around the world. In 1982 along with three other writers, he founds the trilingual magazine, Vice Versa. In 1986, along with three other writers, he founded the Association of Italian-Canadian writers. He has taught at Université of Montréal, Continuing Studies at University of Toronto, University of Californa, in San Diego. He is presently a writer in residence at McGill University (French language and literature department).
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Poet, novelist, translator, and stage director, Mona Latif-Ghattas has published more than twenty-five books, most of them in Quebec. Born in Egypt, she has lived in Montreal since 1966. Her work, written in French, mixes the cultures of the East and the West. Her work has been translated in Arabic, and has been the subject of numerous theses. Her latest poems, written during the Egyptian revolution, were published by L'Harmattan in Paris, in 2013.

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