Publication Date: 11/07/2019 ISBN: 9781912054664 Category:

Minutes from the Miracle City

Omar Sabbagh

Publisher: Fairlight Books
Publication Date: 11/07/2019 ISBN: 9781912054664 Category:
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Hakim, a Pakistani taxi driver whizzing through the streets. Patrick, a Ugandan security guard with aspirations of becoming a writer. Farida, a Moroccan beautician hoping for a fresh start. Saeed, a respected Emirati journalist just back from London.
Taking place across the last few days of Ramadan, ‘Minutes from the Miracle City’ is a unique retelling of the virtuoso project that is Dubai.

Publisher Review

`Sabbagh is the RK Narayan of our times.' - Christopher Jackson, poet and biographer; `Sabbagh gives us something we do not expect: a small place packed with complex dwellers.' - Adnan Mahmutovic, author of 'How to Fare Well and Stay Fair'; `A cast of vivid characters, whose interlocking fortunes and fascinatingly detailed lives create a compelling story, yet achieve the status of proverb.' - Fiona Sampson MBE FRSL, poet and writer; `A delightful kaleidoscopic tale of contemporary Dubai.' - Dr. Pamela Chrabieh, Middle Eastern Studies expert and writer

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