Flight Against Time - Al Iklaa Aks az Zaman
The Civil War of 1975-1990 forms a backdrop to Emily Nasrallah's Flight Against Time, but the story Nasrallah tells is far older and more universal than the Lebanese Civil War of 1975-1990. Nasrallah eloquently captures the enduring anguish of parents whose children feel they must spread their wings in other lands, touched by the "contagion of emigration", never to return to the "nursery that embraced the seedlings for a while...
Translated in English from the Arabic book Al Iklaa Aks az Zaman by Issa J. Boullata.
First published by Ragweed Press in 1987
Current Publishers and since 2006: Hachette/Antoine