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19 Varieties Of Gazelle : Poems Of The Middle East - Naomi Shihab Nye

19 Varieties Of Gazelle

Poems Of The Middle East

Paperback Published: 1st March 2005
ISBN: 9780060504045
Number Of Pages: 160
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old

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"Tell me how to live so many lives at once ..."

Fowzi, who beats everyone at dominoes; Ibtisam, who wanted to be a doctor; Abu Mahmoud, who knows every eggplant and peach in his West Bank garden; mysterious Uncle Mohammed, who moved to the mountain; a girl in a red sweater dangling a book bag; children in velvet dresses who haunt the candy bowl at the party; Baba Kamalyari, age 71; Mr. Dajani and his swans; Sitti Khadra, who never lost her peace inside.

Maybe they have something to tell us.

Naomi Shihab Nye has been writing about being Arab-American, about Jerusalem, about the West Bank, about family all her life. These new and collected poems of the Middle East -- sixty in all -- appear together here for the first time.

Introductionp. x
p. 1
Different Ways to Prayp. 3
My Father and the Figtreep. 6
What Kind of Fool Am I?p. 8
Going to the Springp. 9
Biography of an Armenian Schoolgirlp. 11
The Words Under the Wordsp. 14
Sparkp. 16
The Man Who Makes Broomsp. 18
The Garden of Abu Mahmoudp. 20
Her Wayp. 22
The Clean Rinsep. 24
For Mohammed on the Mountainp. 25
Passing the Refugee Campp. 30
Lunch in Nablus City Parkp. 35
Arabic Coffeep. 38
Red Brocadep. 40
Stepsp. 42
Prayer in My Bootp. 44
Things Don't Stopp. 46
Even at Warp. 50
The Grieving Ringp. 51
For the 500th Dead Palestinian, Ibtisam Boziehp. 53
Those Whom We Do Not Knowp. 55
Visitp. 58
The Palestinians Have Given Up Partiesp. 59
The Small Vases from Hebronp. 63
Darlingp. 65
Fundamentalismp. 68
My Grandmother in the Starsp. 69
Rockp. 70
Praying for Windp. 73
Olive Jarp. 80
They Dropped Itp. 83
p. 85
19 Varieties of Gazellep. 87
Arabicp. 90
Jerusalemp. 92
Holy Landp. 94
Half-and-Halfp. 96
Stainp. 98
My Uncle's Favorite Coffee Shopp. 99
A Definite Shorep. 102
Two Countriesp. 104
The Trayp. 105
The Many Hats of William Yalep. 106
What News Are You Listening To?p. 108
Staying Closep. 109
Ducksp. 110
The Address Book of a Lonely Manp. 112
Footfallp. 114
Trenches and Moats and Mounds of Dirtp. 117
What He Said to His Enemiesp. 119
Peacep. 120
How Long Peace Takesp. 122
A Single Slice Reveals Themp. 124
Stone Housep. 125
Jerusalem Headlines 2000p. 128
Mr. Dajani, Calling from Jerichop. 130
All Things Not Consideredp. 133
Bloodp. 136
Postscriptp. 139
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ISBN: 9780060504045
ISBN-10: 0060504048
Audience: Children
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st March 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 13.3  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.12