Santa Claus in Baghdad and Other Stories about Teens in the Santa Claus in Baghdad and Other Stories about Teens in the Arab World Arab World

Santa Claus in Baghdad and Other Stories about Teens in the Santa Claus in Baghdad and Other Stories about Teens in the Arab World Arab World

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What is it like to be a young person in the Arab world today? This lively collection of eight short stories about Arab teenagers living in Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt, the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and a Palestinian refugee camp engagingly depicts young people's experiences growing up in the Middle East. The characters, drawn from urban and rural settings and from different classes as well as a mix of countries, confront situations involving friends, family, teachers, and society at large. Along with some specifically Middle Eastern issues, such as strife in Iraq, the hardships of life in a Palestinian refugee camp, and honor crimes, the young people deal with more familiar concerns such as loyalty to friends, overcoming personal insecurities, dreams of a future career, and coping with divorcing parents. Coming of age in a complicated world, they meet life with courage, determination, and, not least of all, humor. With accompanying notes that provide contextual information, Santa Claus in Baghdad brings a fresh perspective to youth literature about the Arab world.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253000327
  • 9780253000323

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60 ratings
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4 27% (16)
3 38% (23)
2 15% (9)
1 7% (4)
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