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Author Sabar, Ariel.

Title My father's paradise : a son's search for his Jewish past in Kurdish Iraq / Ariel Sabar.

Imprint Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    305.8924 SAB    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description viii, 332 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-332).
Contents A note on method -- Introduction -- Zakho -- Israel -- Aramaic -- Yale -- Father and son -- The return -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- Selected bibliography.
Summary My Father's Paradise is Ariel Sabar's quest to reconcile present and past. As Ariel's father, Yona, travels with him to today's postwar Iraq to find what's left of Yona's birthplace, Ariel brings to life the ancient town of Zakho, telling his family's story and discovering his own role in this sweeping saga. What he finds in the Sephardic Jews' millennia-long survival in Islamic lands is an improbable story of tolerance and hope.
Subject Sabar, Yona.
Sabar, Ariel.
Jews, Kurdish -- Iraq -- Zākhū.
Jews, Kurdish -- Israel.
Jews, Kurdish -- United States.
ISBN 9781565124905

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