Figs and fate: stories about growing up in the Arab world today

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George Braziller,
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The five stories in this collection are told from the perspective of Arab teens living in Syria, Lebanon, a Palestinian refugee camp, Egypt, and Iraq. Each main character embarks on a mission to confront his or her social situation, whether regarding friends, family, teachers, or society at large. In Santa Claus in Baghdad, Amal struggles with several coming-of-age experiences that teach her the importance of sacrifice and give her the strength to overcome personal insecurities. In another story, The Plan, Marwan discovers that love is still possible even amid the squalor of life in a refugee camp and the remains of destroyed lives. Marston beautifully details the rich Middle Eastern culture of these five individuals and their families, dispelling negative stereotypes associated with young adults living in these societies and providing for a better understanding of their culture. Their ideals, goals, and dreams are no different from those of teens living elsewhere in the world. By exploring the challenges they face, Figs and Fate will awaken you to the rhythms of young people's lives in the Middle East--a beat that may sound surprisingly familiar to you.
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subject_facet Arab countries -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile fiction, Bildungsromans, Coming of age -- Fiction, Conduct of life -- Fiction, Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, Fiction, Juvenile works, Middle East -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile fiction, Short stories, Short stories -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Figs and fate : stories about growing up in the Arab world today
title_full Figs and fate : stories about growing up in the Arab world today / Elsa Marston
title_short Figs and fate :
title_sub stories about growing up in the Arab world today
topic_facet Bildungsromans, Coming of age, Conduct of life, Short stories, Social life and customs