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The clothesline swing

Ahmad Danny Ramadan

The clothesline swing

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Arab Spring, 2010-,
  • Arab Refugees,
  • Gay men,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAhmad Danny Ramadan
    The Physical Object
    Pagination286 pages
    Number of Pages286
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26923923M
    ISBN 100889713324
    ISBN 109780889713321
    OCLC/WorldCa967787902


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The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring. A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat of Egypt and finally, the hope of a new home in Canada/5(18).

The Clothesline Swing is a long beautiful poem, that looks like a novel. In it, there is a storyteller who tells his dying lover stories of love and war and childhood in modern day Syria.

Through his eyes one can imagine what it's like to be a child in today's Syria, what it's like to be a gay man there/5(). By comparison, The Clothesline Swing suffers as its author wavers in the interstices between non-fiction and fiction, and turns for the first time to writing in English, after two collections of short stories in Arabic.

But while the stylistic lapses occasionally distract, they take nothing from the urgency and power of this book as a whole. The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring. Inspired by Arabian Tales of One Thousand and One Nights, The Clothesline Swing tells the epic story of two lovers anchored to the memory of a dying Syria.

One is a Hakawati, a storyteller, keeping life in forward motion by relaying remembered fables to his dying partner. The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring.

A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the. The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring. A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat of Egypt and finally, the hope of a new home in Canada.

‘The Clothesline Swing’ by Ahmad Danny Ramadan. Author: Zane DeZeeuw September 2, The Clothesline Swing is a beautiful, cultural artifact that gives a rare insight into the world of gay men and women hidden in the Middle East.

The first novel of its kind, The Clothesline Swing brings to surface the hardships that gay Syrian refugees experience. The narrator, who is only referred to.

The Clothesline Swing Ahmad Danny Ramadan. Nightwood (Midpoint, U.S. dist.; Harbour, Canadian dist.), $ trade paper (p) ISBN Buy this book This English-language debut. "The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring.

A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat of Egypt and finally, the hope of a new home in Canada.

The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring. A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat of Egypt and finally, the hope of a new home in Canada/5(22).

Although Ramadan does not sustain this level of prose elsewhere, which may be a factor of translation – “The beatings from your husband should taste like raisins in your mouth” – there is enough within the covers to understand the book’s value and various : Ahmad Danny Ramadan.

The Clothesline Swing; The book is positively reviewed by Quill and Quire, Vancouver Sun, Georgia Straight, Globe and Mail among other publications.

Released in MayThe Clothesline Swing won Independent Publisher Book Award for Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans Fiction, was named among the Best Books of by the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star. The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring.

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"The Clothesline Swing is a beautiful, cultural artifact that gives a rare insight into the world of gay men and women hidden in the Middle East. The first novel of its kind, The Clothesline Swing brings to surface the hardships that gay Syrian refugees experience.

/5(15). The Clothesline Swing (Book): Ramadan, Ahmad Danny: "The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring. A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat of Egypt and finally, the hope of a new home in Canada.

Book Description. The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring. A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat of Egypt and finally, the hope of a new home in Canada.

The Clothesline Method is a bit like the Foolscap Method, except it doesn’t worry about genre or theme or point of view or narrative device. It focuses entirely on actual scenes and sequences. It answers the question, “What happens?” Like the Foolscap Method, the Clothesline Method’s great strength is it gives us confidence.

The Clothesline Swing is beautifully told by a young author who is writing in his second language (I love that Danny puts a new and amusing twist on certain familiar phrases).

As an older gay man who has experienced ostracism and violence, alongside exquisite moments of love and change, I found this novel hauntingly recognizable/5. The clothesline swing. [Ahmad Danny Ramadan] -- A multi award-winning tale of love and courage, picked by the Independent Globe and Mail Winner of Canadian Authors Association's Fred Kerner Award for Best Overall Fiction Book Winner of Independent Publisher Gold Medal - LGBT Fiction Commended for Canada Reads Unlike its premise, The Clothesline Swing is not a book with Scheherazade charms, but rather a testament to the troubles endured by a beleaguered minority.

Sat,First published Author: Sarah Gilmartin. Ahmad Danny Ramadan is a Syrian-Canadian author, public speaker, storyteller and an LGBTQ-refugee activist. His debut novel, The Clothesline Swing, was published to acclaim in Canada inwinning the Independent Publisher Gold Medal for LGBT Fiction, and being shortlisted for the Lambda Award for Gay Fiction, among numerous other : Ahmad Danny Ramadan.

The Clothesline Swing - Toronto Book Launch Please join us in celebrating the Toronto launch of The Clothesline Swing – the debut novel from award-winning writer Ahmad Danny Ramadan. The Clothesline Swing A Novel (Book): Ramadan, Ahmed Danny: "The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring.

A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat of Egypt and finally, the hope of a new home in Canada.

Danny Ramadan (also known as Ahmad Danny Ramadan) is a Syrian-Canadian author, public speaker, storyteller and an LGBTQ-refugee activist. His English debut novel, The Clothesline Swing, continues to receive raving reviews.

The book is positively reviewed by Quill and Quire, Vancouver Sun, Georgia Straight, Globe and Mail among other publications/5. "The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring.

A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat of Egypt and finally, the hope of a new home in Canada.

Inspired by Arabian Tales of One Thousand and One Nights, The /5(1). Read "The Clothesline Swing" by Ahmad Danny Ramadan available from Rakuten Kobo.

The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of /5. An on-stage interview with award-winning Syrian-Canadian author and LGBTQ-refugees activist Ahmad Danny Ramadan about his book The Clothesline Swing (Nightwood Editions), an epic story of two lovers anchored to the memory of a dying Syria.

This event is an official Fierté Montreal event, produced in collaboration with Never Apart. The Clothesline Swing (Book): Ramadan, Ahmad Danny: The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring.

A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat of Egypt and finally, the hope of a new home in Canada. Given that the never-named narrator hakawati (storyteller) of The Clothesline Swing followed the same trajectory.

On top of the supposition that first novels in the first person are autobiographical, the book seems like testimony more than it seems like fiction even set decades in the future—and even with Death as a character who is a. The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring.

A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat of Egypt and finally, the hope of a new home in Canada/5(). The Clothesline Swing (Violet Hour Book Club) Public Hosted by The Violet Hour and Never Apart.

Interested. clock. Saturday, August 3, at PM – PM EDT. about 2 months ago. pin. Never Apart. Rue Saint-Urbain, Montreal, Quebec H2S 3H4. Show Map. Hide Map. Art Gallery. Official Website: Steven Pressfield explains his Foolscap Method and how he broke the back of his first novel THE LEGEND OF BAGGAR VANCE.

Part 1. 5/5 stars Every once in a while a book comes along that feels so personal, that the authour has laid so much bare, the it's beyond review; that was my experience with this book. In reading The Clothesline Swing, I couldn't help but feel that I was. Write your own review of The Clothesline Swing by Ahmad Danny Ramadan, read other people's reviews and browse book information about from The Clothesline Swing.

Book of the week: The Clothesline Swing Published on Ap in News This English-language debut from Ramadan, a Syrian journalist and author who previously published two short story collections in Arabic, showcases the remarkable talent that he. The Clothesline Swing won the Independent Publisher Book Awards' Golden Medal in the LGBT category, as well as the Canadian Authors Association's Fred Kerner Award for Best Overall Fiction Book inwas picked among The Globe and Mail's Best Booksand was number 7 of the Toronto Star Top 10 Books of Born:Damascus, Syria.

THE CLOTHESLINE SWING. Ahmad Danny Ramadan (The Indigo Press) The Clothesline Swing is a poetic and immersive debut English-language novel from Ahmad Danny g stories inspired by One Thousand And One Nights, we learn about main character Hakawati’s journey and the difficult experiences that lead him from wartorn Damascus to his current.

Join us for the next meeting of the Violet Hour Book Club, a reading group devoted to modern and classic works of LGBTQ literature. The book we will be discussing is The Clothesline Swing () by Ahmad Danny Ramadan. ABOUT THE BOOK /// The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring.

The Clothesline Swing (Book): Ramadan, Ahmed Danny: "The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring. A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat of Egypt and finally, the hope of a new home in Canada.

The Clothesline Swing won the Independent Publisher Book Awards' Golden Medal in the LGBT category, as well as the Canadian Authors Association's Fred Kerner Award for Best Overall Fiction Book inwas picked among The Globe and Mail's Best Booksand was number 7 of the Toronto Star Top 10 Books of.

The Clothesline Swing, Ahmad Danny Ramadan: I’ve read the first chapter of this book and so far I’m quite enjoying the writing style. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge: I saw this book on a “books to read in ” list and I. The Clothesline Swing by Ahmad Danny Ramadan is one of those books that makes me feel privileged just to have gotten the chance to read it.

One of the most amazing things about reading (and there are many) is how it allows you to get a glimpse into other people’s lives and places that you might otherwise never have access to.The urge to write For the Love of Clotheslines came from our trip to Italy inwhere I took more photos of wet clothes hanging on balconies and on clotheslines in villages and small towns than I did of statues and churches.