Translating Libya

Translating Libya
Chasing the Libyan Short Story, from Mizda to Benghazi

by Ethan Chorin

  • Publisher : Ethan Chorin
  • Release : 2014-07-03
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0990376664
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Part anthology, part eyewitness-history, Translating Libya presents the country through the eyes of sixteen short story writers and one American diplomat. “An excellent collection of stories as well as an insightful glimpse into what was recently an unknown culture.” - Deborah Hicks, Library Journal Review Translating Libya, published in 2008, was one of the first books to introduce Libyan literature to an English-speaking audience. The updated 2014 revision includes a foreword by Ahmed Ibrahim Fagih, one of Libya’s most recognized authors, and a new introduction by the author, in light of the Libyan Revolution and its aftermath, which he witnessed firsthand. Intrigued by the apparent absence of ‘place’ in modern Libyan short fiction, Ethan Chorin, one of the first U.S. diplomats posted to Libya, resolved in 2004 to track down and translate stories that specifically mentioned cities and landmarks in Libya -- and then to visit those places, and describe what he encountered there. The result is a mixture of travelogue and memoir that sheds light on the social factors that fed the 2011 Revolution, and its aftermath. The collection includes pieces from the ‘sixties generation’ of writers, as well as a newer generation of Libyan writers, including several women, writing in a variety of styles, “twisted” 1001 nights, to allegory, fictionalized memoir and overt satire. Chorin explains how the stories, under cover of anonymity, distorted place-names and double-meanings reveal the depth of anger and despair that precipitated and fed the Arab Spring—and serve as a reminder to those who fought heroically for their freedom, that true courage springs from isolating, not repeating the mistakes of the past. “A delightful mixture of travelogue, scholarly study and a record of personal encounters…Through the stories and his accompanying jottings and commentaries, Chorin throws much light on different facets of Libya, past and present.” -- Susannah Tarboush, Qantara

Translating Libya

Translating Libya
Chasing the Libyan Short Story from Mizda to Benghazi

by Ethan Chorin

  • Publisher : Darf Publishers
  • Release : 2017-05-16
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9781850772842
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Part anthology, part travelogue, this is one of the first books to introduce Libyan literature to an English-speaking audience.

A History of Libya

A History of Libya
A Book

by John Wright

  • Publisher : Hurst Publishers
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN : 1849042276
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Overview: John Wright begins his history of Libya as far back as prehistoric times and concludes with the fortieth anniversary of the Gadafi revolution. Wright briefly shares the story of the territory's early hunter-gatherers and the activities of its mid-desert Garamantian civilization. Then he travels briskly through the land's successive invaders: the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Muslim Arabs, Genoans, Normans, Spaniards, Knights of Malta, Ottoman Turks, and semi-independent Karamanlis. He traces the routes of the ancient trans-Saharan black slave trade, which involved ports in Tripoli, Benghazi, the eastern Mediterranean, the Balkans, the Aegean Sea, and the Levant, and he highlights Tripoli's nineteenth-century role in enabling European exploration of the desert. Wright's modern history centers on the Italian era (1911-1943), addressing the harshness of Italy's long conquest yet giving credit to the material achievements of Air Marshal Italo Balbo. His fair and comprehensive overview enables a clearer understanding of subsequent events, which are covered in three chapters: Libya's largely passive role in the Second World War; 1951's fairly smooth transition to an early, internationally-brokered independence; the Sanussi monarchy, which reigned for eighteen years; the discovery and exploitation of oil in the 1950s and 1960s; and the post-1969 Gadafi phenomenon.

A History of Modern Libya

A History of Modern Libya
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by Dirk Vandewalle

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2006-02-13
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1139450735
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Libya is coming in from the cold, but for most of the three decades following the 1969 revolution, the country was labelled a pariah state by the West. Dirk Vandewalle, one of only a handful of western scholars to visit during the time, is intimately acquainted with the country. This history - based on original research and his interviews with Libya's political elite - offers a lucid account of Libya's past, and corrects some of the misunderstandings about its present. The author takes the story from the 1900s, through the Italian occupation, the Sanusi monarchy and Qadhafi's self-styled revolution. The final chapter is devoted to the events which brought Libya back into the international fold. As the first comprehensive history of Libya over the last two decades, this book will be welcomed by students of the region, professionals and those who are visiting Libya for the first time.

Libya Story

Libya Story
A Book

by James Ward

  • Publisher : Cool Millennium
  • Release : 2019-08-26
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John Mordred doesn’t want to leave MI7’s Red Department, but then life has a way of making him do things he’d rather not. When his youngest sister gets kidnapped in one of the world’s worst war-zones, everyone agrees he’s the ideal person to mount a rescue... only protocol forbids it. Yet while resigning might be easy, getting out of the UK isn’t. Not when the police and the intelligence services have been warned to stop him by every means at their disposal. Even assuming he can overcome that, getting into Libya is going to be even more of a challenge. Not to mention staying alive when he arrives there. And then, actually finding his sister. Libya’s a big country, after all, and it’s mostly desert. So many obstacles, such a lot at stake. It’s going to take a shipload of luck. And probably a miracle. Or three. Or ten. In the meantime, he’s got a lot of friends in all sorts of places. And one thing he’s always known: there are good people everywhere and, with sufficient goodwill, alliances for justice – no matter how improbable – are always achievable.

Libyan Stories

Libyan Stories
Twelve Short Stories from Libya

by Ahmad Ibrahim Faqih,Fagih,Ahṃad Ibrāhīm Faqīh,Aḥmad Ibrāhīm Faqīh

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 77
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The legendary Greek figure Orpheus was said to have possessed magical powers capable of moving all living and inanimate things through the sound of his lyre and voice. Over time, the Orphic theme has come to indicate the power of music to unsettle, subvert, and ultimately bring down oppressive realities in order to liberate the soul and expand human life without limits. The liberating effect of music has been a particularly important theme in twentieth-century African American literature. The nine original essays in Black Orpheus examines the Orphic theme in the fiction of such African American writers as Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, James Baldwin, Nathaniel Mackey, Sherley Anne Williams, Ann Petry, Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, Gayl Jones, and Toni Morrison. The authors discussed in this volume depict music as a mystical, shamanistic, and spiritual power that can miraculously transform the realities of the soul and of the world. Here, the musician uses his or her music as a weapon to shield and protect his or her spirituality. Written by scholars of English, music, women's studies, American studies, cultural theory, and black and Africana studies, the essays in this interdisciplinary collection ultimately explore the thematic, linguistic structural presence of music in twentieth-century African American fiction.

The Jihadist Plot

The Jihadist Plot
The Untold Story of Al-Qaeda and the Libyan Rebellion

by John Rosenthal

  • Publisher : Encounter Books
  • Release : 2013-03-12
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 1594036829
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“How could this happen in a country we helped liberate?” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pondered in the aftermath of the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi that left American ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead. The Jihadist Plot: The Untold Story of Al-Qaeda and the Libyan Rebellion shows how it could have happened and why it did happen. It happened because in supporting the Libyan rebellion against Muammar al-Qaddafi, America and its allies, in effect, changed sides in the war on terror, securing the victory of some of the very Islamic extremist forces that they had been fighting for the previous decade. The result is a Libya that is today under the sway of heavily-armed jihadist brigades that make no secret of their allegiance to al-Qaeda, proudly flying the al-Qaeda flag in broad daylight in Benghazi and other Libyan cities. Moreover, as the September 11 Benghazi attacks make clear, if America reversed course in Libya in order to join forces with jihadists, the jihadists remain exactly as they ever were, with the same ideology and the same hatred of America. Exploding the myth of NATO’s “humanitarian intervention,” The Jihadist Plot tells the real story of the Libyan rebellion. It traces the itineraries of some of the notorious veterans of international jihad who served as the rebellion’s leading commanders and strategists and shows how NATO helped to create a new jihadist hero at the siege of Sirte. And it reveals that long before the onset of the so-called Arab Spring, Libya’s own al-Qaeda affiliate, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, had devised a plan to bring down the Qaddafi regime using some of the classic methods of jihadist terror: a plan that would be put into practice in the rebellion of February 2011.

Storm in the Desert

Storm in the Desert
Britain's intervention in Libya and the Arab Spring

by Mark Muller Stuart

  • Publisher : Birlinn Ltd
  • Release : 2017-09-07
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0857909274
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this remarkable book, Mark Muller Stuart QC tells the story of British intervention in Libya and the Arab Spring from a unique civil society standpoint: he was there in Benghazi two weeks after the UN No-Fly Zone Resolution was passed, meeting with Rebel leaders to discuss how Western civil society might help them stabilise the country and resolve difficult legacy issues such as victim claims over Lockerbie and the supply of IRA Semtex. In an age when Western governments have become risk averse and distrusted in the Middle East, Muller Stuart documents how non-state mediators, non-governmental organisations, journalists, artists and like-minded diplomats, such as assassinated US Ambassador Chris Stevens, explore ways to support democratic movements and promote human rights in one of the world's most turbulent regions. Storm in the Desert describes a dramatic story of revolution and also the murky but sometimes inspiring role successive British governments have played in trying to contain conflict in the region. It gives a unique insight into the world of diplomacy and power politics and the way they impact upon ordinary human lives, suggesting that it is civil society not government that ultimately stabilises countries and unearths the truth about conflict and the ill-treatment of civilians at the hand of state forces. Mark Muller Stuart QC is a senior advocate who specialises in human rights and public international law, advising international bodies on humanitarian issues and conflict resolution. He is a senior mediation advisor to the United Nations Department of Political Affairs and has conducted international missions throughout the Middle East, Asia and Africa. He is also founder of Beyond Borders, a Scottish not-for-profit organisation dedicated to fostering peace and international exchange. Mark has written a number of books and reports on human rights and conflict-related issues, and is an associate tenant/member of Doughty Street Chambers.

Libyan Twilight

Libyan Twilight
The Story of an Arab Jew

by Raphael Luzon

  • Publisher : Darf Publishers Ltd.
  • Release : 2016-09-11
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN : 1850772991
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Libyan Twilight is a short memoir that discusses the forgotten Jewish community of Libya. As a child growing up in Benghazi, Raphael Luzon experienced the pogrom that followed the 1967 Six Day War between Israel and Egypt, Syria and Jordan. The Libyan Jews were forced to abandon their homeland and seek refuge overseas as a result. The narrative jumps between the present and past, starting in 2012 where Raphael finds himself in a jail cell in post-revolution Libya amidst political chaos. He rewinds 45 years to a time when Libya was his home, just before the Muslim community ousted the 'Arab Jews'. They spoke in a Libyan dialect of Arabic and had been rooted in North Africa since the destruction of the first temple in Jerusalem in 586BC right up until 1967. Left with no choice, the Libyan Jews were forced to flee Benghazi and find settlement elsewhere, leaving a rich culture behind in Saharan sands. Luzon tells the story with an air of dignity rather than resentment. He opens the lid on a box of memories that reflect on the repercussions he and his community experienced over the last 50 years. As a memoir of exile, Libyan Twilight bursts with nostalgia and gives voice to a forgotten tragedy. Shackled to his Libyan heritage, Luzon relives his life in Italy, Israel and London through a series of charming anecdotes. Sentiments aside, Libyan Twilight is about a man's quest for justice. On a self-assigned mission, Luzon strives for closure on the deaths of his family in Tripoli during the pogrom. Nobody was convicted, nor were they granted a funeral. Luzon's honorary pursuit for redemption places revenge aside, as he sets out to achieve a trial, a conviction and a funeral for the lost Libyan Jews.

Exit the Colonel

Exit the Colonel
The Hidden History of the Libyan Revolution

by Ethan Chorin

  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release : 2012-10-23
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1610391721
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Exit the Colonel, Ethan Chorin, a longtime Middle East scholar and one of the first American diplomats posted to Libya after the lifting of international sanctions, goes well beyond recent reporting on the Arab Spring to link the Libyan uprising to a flawed reform process, egregious human rights abuses, regional disparities, and inconsistent stories spun by Libya and the West to justify the Gaddafi regime's "rehabilitation." Exit the Colonel is based upon extensive interviews with senior US, EU, and Libyan officials, and with rebels and loyalists; a deep reading of local and international media; and significant on-the-ground experience pre- and post-revolution. The book provides rare and often startling glimpses into the strategies and machinations that brought Gaddafi in from the cold, while encouraging ordinary Libyans to "break the barrier of fear." Chorin also assesses the possibilities and perils for Libya going forward, politically and economically.

Gaddafi's Harem

Gaddafi's Harem
The Story of a Young Woman and the Abuses of Power in Libya

by Annick Cojean

  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release : 2013-09-03
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0802193048
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This international bestseller is a “horrifying inside look at the lives of Libyan women under the Gaddafi regime . . . Powerful and compelling” (Booklist, starred review). Soraya was just fifteen, a schoolgirl in the coastal town of Sirte, when she was given the honor of presenting a bouquet of flowers to Colonel Gaddafi, “the Guide,” on a visit he was making to her school the following week. This one meeting—a presentation of flowers, a pat on the head from Gaddafi—changed Soraya’s life forever. Soon afterwards, she was summoned to Bab al-Azizia, Gaddafi’s palatial compound near Tripoli, where she joined a number of young women who were violently abused, raped and degraded by Gaddafi. Heartwrenchingly tragic but ultimately redemptive, Soraya’s story is the first one of many that are just now beginning to be heard. But sex and rape remain the highest taboo in Libya, and women like Soraya (whose identity is protected by a pseudonym here) risk being disowned or even killed by their dishonored family members. In Gaddafi’s Harem, an instant bestseller on publication in France, Le Monde special correspondent Annick Cojean gives a voice to Soraya’s story, and supplements her investigation into Gaddafi’s abuses of power through interviews with people who knew Soraya, as well as with other women who were abused by Gaddafi. “A moving and disturbing wake-up call to the personal costs of totalitarianism.” —Publishers Weekly

Mohamed Fekini and the Fight to Free Libya

Mohamed Fekini and the Fight to Free Libya
A Book

by Angelo Del Boca

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2010-12-14
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 0230116337
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides a significant history of Italy's brutal occupation of Libya. Using the lens of the life of the iconic resistance fighter Mohamed Fekini, it tells the story of Libya under Ottoman and Italian rule from the point of view of the colonized.

The Conscript

The Conscript
A Novel of Libya’s Anticolonial War

by Gebreyesus Hailu

  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Release : 2012-01-23
  • Pages : 59
  • ISBN : 082144445X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Eloquent and thought-provoking, this classic novel by the Eritrean novelist Gebreyesus Hailu, written in Tigrinya in 1927 and published in 1950, is one of the earliest novels written in an African language and will have a major impact on the reception and critical appraisal of African literature. The Conscript depicts, with irony and controlled anger, the staggering experiences of the Eritrean ascari, soldiers conscripted to fight in Libya by the Italian colonial army against the nationalist Libyan forces fighting for their freedom from Italy’s colonial rule. Anticipating midcentury thinkers Frantz Fanon and Aimé Césaire, Hailu paints a devastating portrait of Italian colonialism. Some of the most poignant passages of the novel include the awakening of the novel’s hero, Tuquabo, to his ironic predicament of being both under colonial rule and the instrument of suppressing the colonized Libyans. The novel’s remarkable descriptions of the battlefield awe the reader with mesmerizing images, both disturbing and tender, of the Libyan landscape—with its vast desert sands, oases, horsemen, foot soldiers, and the brutalities of war—uncannily recalled in the satellite images that were brought to the homes of millions of viewers around the globe in 2011, during the country’s uprising against its former leader, Colonel Gaddafi.

Buried In My Heart

Buried In My Heart
A Story of Love in War-Torn Libya

by Sarah Leptis

  • Publisher : Mereo Books
  • Release : 2020-12-18
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : 9781861517432
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the story of a young Libyan woman (Sara Leptis is not her real name) who graduated in England full of dreams and ambitions but returned to her home city of Tripoli to face only tragedy, disaster and deprivation when civil war broke out there in 2011. The author tells how she fell in love with a man she met on the streets of her city before their world began to implode in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. It is a story of a country in crisis, and how a terrible civil war changed the fateof two lovers. It is also an eyewitness account of the way a land which had been a peaceful, productive NorthAfrican paradise became the impoverished, unstable war zone it remains today.

Libya

Libya
The True Story

by Mike Head

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 63
  • ISBN : 9780959370515
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Against Great Odds

Against Great Odds
The Story of the First Offensive in Libya in 1940-41, the First British Victory in the Second World War

by Cyril Nelson Barclay

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1955
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Long Range Desert Group

Long Range Desert Group
The Story of Its Work in Libya, 1940-1943

by William Boyd Kennedy Shaw

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1945
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Oversigter: Appendiks 1, glos.; Appendiks 2 og 3, officerer med modtagen hædersbevisning; Appendiks 4, patruljekommandanter; Appendiks 5, fødevarerationer

Libya

Libya
The Culture That Vanished

by Giulio Mantin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014-05-20
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781491732212
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Among the cultures that disappeared in our lifetime; the Luata Jews, lived in Libya since the Phoenician colonization." "Libya during the second world war, the Luata jews are transfered to the concentration camp of Jado. In Tripoli Sofia Jacobs the grandmother of five, finds herself struggling to keep the family alive, first under the occupation of the Italians, then the Germans, then the British, and finally the people that she trusted the most, the Libyan Arabs. The narrative led by the Jacobs family takes the reader thru the tragic destiny of this indigenous group from its origins to their final expulsion. The author takes the reader thru the tribulations of these poor, humble and gentle people, as he brings to life the Jewish getto and in it, a forbidden love story.

Genocide in Libya

Genocide in Libya
Shar, a Hidden Colonial History

by Ali Abdullatif Ahmida

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-08-06
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 1000169367
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This original research on the forgotten Libyan genocide specifically recovers the hidden history of the fascist Italian concentration camps (1929–1934) through the oral testimonies of Libyan survivors. This book links the Libyan genocide through cross-cultural and comparative readings to the colonial roots of the Holocaust and genocide studies. Between 1929 and 1934, thousands of Libyans lost their lives, directly murdered and victim to Italian deportations and internments. They were forcibly removed from their homes, marched across vast tracks of deserts and mountains, and confined behind barbed wire in 16 concentration camps. It is a story that Libyans have recorded in their Arabic oral history and narratives while remaining hidden and unexplored in a systematic fashion, and never in the manner that has allowed us to comprehend and begin to understand the extent of their existence. Based on the survivors’ testimonies, which took over ten years of fieldwork and research to document, this new and original history of the genocide is a key resource for readers interested in genocide and Holocaust studies, colonial and postcolonial studies, and African and Middle Eastern studies.

Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi

Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi
A Book

by Fred Burton,Samuel M. Katz

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2013-09-03
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 146683725X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New York Times bestselling inside account of the attack against the U.S. diplomatic and intelligence outposts in Benghazi, Libya On the night of September 11, 2012, the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi, Libya, came under ferocious attack by a heavily armed group of Islamic terrorists. The prolonged firefight, and the attack hours later on a nearby CIA outpost, resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including the American ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, the Information Officer, Sean Smith, and two former Navy SEALs, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, working for the Central Intelligence Agency. After the fall of Qaddafi, Benghazi was transformed into a hotbed of fundamentalist fervor and a den of spies for the northern half of the African continent. Moreover, it became the center of gravity for terrorist groups strategically situated in the violent whirlwinds of the Arab Spring. On the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks against the United States, a group of heavily armed Islamic terrorists had their sights set on the U.S. diplomatic and intelligence presence in the city. Based on the exclusive cooperation of eyewitnesses and confidential sources within the intelligence, diplomatic, and military communities, Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz reveal for the first time the terrifying twelve-hour ordeal confronted by Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, his Diplomatic Security (DS) contingent, and the CIA security specialists who raced to rescue them. More than just the minute-by-minute narrative of a desperate last stand in the midst of an anarchic rebellion, Under Fire is an inspiring testament to the bravery and selflessness of the men and women who put their country first while serving in one of the most dangerous regions in the world.