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Author El-Zein, Abbas.

Title Leave to remain : a memoir / Abbas El-Zein
Published St Lucia, Qld. : UQP, 2009


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 MELB  297.092 Elzein Elz/Ltr  AVAILABLE
Description 293 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Summary "Home, family, nation, self we often take them to be fixed in our lives. But if dislocation is in your blood and the soil of your homeland, if each generation of your family lives somewhere different to the previous one, and if your countrys past and present pose a constant challenge to the very idea of a fixed address then eventually you must leave to remain. Leave to Remain: Chronicles of a Foreign Arab is an evocative memoir about growing up in a middle-class Muslim family in civil-war Beirut and then the authors own journey from Beirut to Sydney, where he now lives"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject El-Zein, Abbas.
Muslims -- Biography.
Muslim diaspora.
Muslims -- Ethnic identity.
Arabs -- Lebanon -- Beirut -- Social life and customs.
Arabs -- Australia -- Social life and customs.
Civil war -- Lebanon -- Beirut.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780702236921 hardback $32.95