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Author: Saleem Haddad
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 9781590517703
Book Pages: 368
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A debut novel that tells the story of Rasa, a young gay man coming of age in the Middle East Set over the course of twenty-four hours, Guapa follows Rasa, a gay man living in an unnamed Arab country, as he tries to carve out a life for himself in the midst of political and social upheaval. Rasa spends his days translating for Western journalists and pining for the nights when he can sneak his lover, Taymour, into his room. One night Rasa's grandmother — the woman who raised him — catches them in bed together. The following day Rasa is consumed by the search for his best friend Maj, a fiery activist and drag queen star of the underground bar, Guapa, who has been arrested by the police. Ashamed to go home and face his grandmother, and reeling from the potential loss of the three most important people in his life, Rasa roams the city’s slums and prisons, the lavish weddings of the country’s elite, and the bars where outcasts and intellectuals drink to a long-lost revolution. Each new encounter leads him closer to confronting his own identity, as he revisits his childhood and probes the secrets that haunt his family. As Rasa confronts the simultaneous collapse of political hope and his closest personal relationships, he is forced to discover the roots of his alienation and try to re-emerge into a society that may never accept him.


Author: Saleem Haddad
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Europa Editions UK
ISBN: 9781609454142
Book Pages: 300
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A novel of the Arab Spring A Middle-Eastern capital caught in the revolutionary wave of the Arab Spring. A day in the life of a young man disillusioned with both East and West and struggling to find a place for himself in a society ruled by hypocrisy and contradictions. Rasa works as an interpreter for Western journalists by day and divides his nights between the Guapa, an underground nightclub where the city’s clandestine LGBT community congregates, and his secret lover Taymour. Every night Taymour sneaks into the house Rasa shares with his overbearing grandmother, the woman who raised him. When she finds them in bed together on the eve of Taymour’s wedding day, all hell breaks loose. That same day Rasa learns his best friend, the famous drag queen Majid, has been arrested by the police. Unable to go home, afraid for Majid’s fate, and heartbroken by Taymour’s determination to keep living a double life, Rasa’s fragile balance collapses, while all around him the brief, intense season of public protest is cut short by the regime’s repression and the rapid rise of the hard-line Islamist movement. Wry and aching, irresistibly funny at times, Guapa heralds the arrival of a strong new voice from the Arabic world.


Author: Caridad Svich
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304673065
Book Pages: 120
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In Caridad Svich's play GUAPA: Single-mom Roly lives in a dusty Texas town that everyone longs to escape. She's never seen anything like Guapa, a natural-born athlete with a fiery ambition to become an international soccer star. When Guapa joins Roly's family, everyone's life is turned upside down. With only one shot to reach the big leagues from the barrio, how can Guapa convince the non-believers to let go of their doubts, spread their wings and fly? This play received an NNPN rolling world premiere at Borderlands Theater, Phoenix Theatre and Miracle Theatre Group, and a 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.


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Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Genre: Copyright
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105006281310
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Author: Ralph Haddad
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ISBN: OCLC:1117498245
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"This thesis examines the role of shame, space and language in the formation of queer identity within two novels, Guapa by Saleem Haddad (New York: Other Press, 2016) and Fi Ghurfat al-'Ankabut [In the Spider's Room] by Muhammad 'Abdul Nabi (Alexandria: Dar al 'Ayn, 2016). I begin with an overview of the theoretical material against which I read these two novels in order to situate them within a larger framework of debate surrounding the themes of shame, language, and space. I then analyze the role of language in the development of a queer identity of the two main characters of each work, Rasa and Hani, respectively. I discuss how language impacts how they come to know themselves, in particular how they grapple with the use of language that connotes queerness in their daily life. I also address the role of certain affects, which I categorize as negative queer affects, in the development of the protagonists' identities vis-à-vis the physical and social milieus that they exist in. More specifically I focus on the negative queer affect of shame in these two narratives and how it informs the characters and their development. I then put this discussion in conversation with larger frameworks for understanding "queer shame" in Arab contexts. Finally, I suggest how these works offer us as readers ways to begin thinking about how we can utilize the queer Arab affectual experiences within them to build new formations and understandings of what it can mean to be both Arab and queer. " --


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ISBN: 1692705938
Book Pages: 122
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Este original y bonito cuaderno de notas es perfecto para regalar y felicitar a una mujer en su cumpleaños. Puede ser usado como libreta de apuntes, anotador, planificador, o como una agenda o diario personal. Con tapa blanda y de tamaño 15,20cm x 23cm, es flexible e ideal para llevar cómodamente en un bolso o mochila. Un elegante y divertido regalo para ella, con 120 hojas de papel blanco con rayado horizontal y cubiertas acabado mate.


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ISBN: 1688823301
Book Pages: 122
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Este original y bonito cuaderno de notas es perfecto para regalar y felicitar a una mujer en su cumpleaños. Puede ser usado como libreta de apuntes, anotador, planificador, o como una agenda o diario personal. Con tapa blanda y de tamaño 15,20cm x 23cm, es flexible e ideal para llevar cómodamente en un bolso o mochila. Un elegante y divertido regalo para ella, con 120 hojas de papel blanco con rayado horizontal y cubiertas acabado mate.


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