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Days of Dust [a novel]

Halim Barakat, translated by Trevor Le Gassickwith an introduction by Edward Said
ISBN: 978-0-89410-360-5
1983/179 pages/LC: 82-74265


Focusing on the interaction of finely portrayed characters from all elements of society, Days of Dust depicts the existential drama of the Six Days War as it was experienced on a personal level. The novel provides a remarkable perspective for comprehending Palestinian uprootedness and a people’s unceasing struggle for a homeland. First published in Arabic in 1969. This edition includes original drawings by Kamal Boullata.


Halim Barakat is a retired from Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. Widely published in both Arabic and English, his novels and short stories have also been translated into French, German, and Japanese.