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The Resource The land between two rivers : writing in an age of refugees, Tom Sleigh

The land between two rivers : writing in an age of refugees, Tom Sleigh

Label
The land between two rivers : writing in an age of refugees
Title
The land between two rivers
Title remainder
writing in an age of refugees
Statement of responsibility
Tom Sleigh
Title variation
Land between 2 rivers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"These essays recount Tom Sleigh's experiences working as a journalist during several tours in Africa and in the Middle Eastern region once called Mesopotamia, "the land between two rivers." Sleigh asks three central questions: What did I see? How could I write about it? Why did I write about it? The first essays focus on the lives of refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Kenya, Somalia, and Iraq. Under the conditions of military occupation, famine, and war, their stories can be harrowing, even desperate. But unlike their depiction in mass media, their stories are often laced with an undeluded hopefulness. The second part of this book explores how writing might be capable of honoring the texture of these individuals' experiences while remaining faithful to political emotions, rather than political convictions. The final essays meditate on youth, restlessness, illness, and Sleigh's motivations for writing his own experiences in order to move out into the world."--Back cover
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.L36
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
essays
Label
The land between two rivers : writing in an age of refugees, Tom Sleigh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Momma's boy
  • A man of care
  • The deeds
  • "A violent prone, poor people zone"
  • The land between two rivers
  • Tales of the marvelous, news of the strange
  • To be incarnational
  • How to make a toilet-paper-roll blowgun
  • Disappearing act
  • "Where's the football?"
Control code
ocn987709787
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781555977962
Lccn
2017938020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987709787
Label
The land between two rivers : writing in an age of refugees, Tom Sleigh
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Momma's boy
  • A man of care
  • The deeds
  • "A violent prone, poor people zone"
  • The land between two rivers
  • Tales of the marvelous, news of the strange
  • To be incarnational
  • How to make a toilet-paper-roll blowgun
  • Disappearing act
  • "Where's the football?"
Control code
ocn987709787
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781555977962
Lccn
2017938020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987709787

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