... Wal abna' yadrasun: qisas saghira
Issue Details: First known date: 2001 2001
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Notes

  • English translation of the title: ... And the children chew
  • Dedication:

    !الى فلذات الكبد

    أمل، ريما، سامر والشاعرة الواعدة، سمر

    [To my own children!

    Amal, Rima, Samer and the promising poet, Samar]

  • والأبناء يضرسون ... Wal abna' yadrasun is divided into 3 sections:

    بيروتيات Bayrutiyyat (p.7-72)

    أستراليات Ustraliyyat (p.73-128)

    كاريكاتير Caricature (p.129-160)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Beirut,
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Lebanon,
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Middle East, Asia,
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Bissan for Publishing Distribution & Information , 2001 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
والأبناء يضرسون .., Nejmeh Khalil-Habib , 2001 single work short story
The narrator is concerned about his friend Adel who disagrees with his sons' political views.
(p. 9-14)
في عنق زجاجة, Nejmeh Khalil-Habib , 2001 single work short story

After a terrifying night of war, a mother caught a taxi taking her children to their auntie. Feeling anxious and worried, and fearing the taxi driver, the mother was besieged by frightening thoughts all the way.

(p. 15-19)
أحمد, Nejmeh Khalil-Habib , 2001 single work short story

The teacher is trying hard to motivate and empower one of her students who is isolated and disinterested.

(p. 20-23)
وجه البحر الآخر, Nejmeh Khalil-Habib , 2001 single work short story

While he trained the sea to be his best friend, his secret keeper, and his relief from all his worries, the sea betrayed and disappointed him.

(p. 24-26)
مكتب التحرير في خبر جديد, Nejmeh Khalil-Habib , 2001 single work short story

The narrator is losing hope during the Israeli invasion of Beirut.

(p. 27-30)
عتبة حياة أخرى, Nejmeh Khalil-Habib , 2001 single work short story

After a disappearance, the narrator is trying to gather some information about a person who usually sits fishing on the Cornishe where he/she drinks his/her coffee.

(p. 31-35)
وما مات شهيدا, Nejmeh Khalil-Habib , 2001 single work short story
The narrator is at a quiet funeral in the neighbourhood.
(p. 36-39)
بذور مستعارة, Nejmeh Khalil-Habib , 2001 single work short story

Mounira is very excited about having a child via IVF after 10 years of trying to conceive.

(p. 40-43)
ليس بقصد الإحراج ..., Nejmeh Khalil-Habib , 2001 single work short story

All the teachers are trying to build a relationship with the new history teacher, who has been distant to them.

(p. 44-48)
زمن التشظّي, Nejmeh Khalil-Habib , 2001 single work short story
Maryam's attitude towards life and home has changed after the death of her son Ramzi.
(p. 49-54)
بلا عنوان, Nejmeh Khalil-Habib , 2001 single work short story
The inspector of Arabic literature is amazed by the performance of the new teacher.
(p. 55-59)
ولا تكرهوا شرا, Nejmeh Khalil-Habib , 2001 single work short story
The narrator is trying to find an appropriate way to evaluate the new teacher who holds a doctorate in education.
(p. 60-62)
و ما نطق عن هوى..., Nejmeh Khalil-Habib , 2001 single work short story

A writer is trying hard to find an ending to his story to please his editor.

(p. 63-65)
النعجة السوداء, Nejmeh Khalil-Habib , 2001 single work short story
After moving from South Lebanon because of the war, a young girl is adapting to her new life at school.
(p. 66-69)
والأبناء يضرسون ..., Nejmeh Khalil-Habib , 2001 single work short story

A son has different point of views to his father even though the latter is dying.

(p. 70-72)
انهزام, Nejmeh Khalil-Habib , 2001 single work short story
Excited to start her new job in Australia, the teacher is facing many challenges with her rebellious students.
(p. 75-78)
هواجس, Nejmeh Khalil-Habib , 2001 single work short story

After escaping the war and migrating to Australia, the father is now fearing for his thirteen years old daughter, Julie, who's becoming more rebellious.

(p. 79-81)
الجسر, Nejmeh Khalil-Habib , 2001 single work short story
Within less than five years in Australia, Layla, a wife and a mother, is feeling so isolated in her environment.
(p. 82-87)
بوابة مغلقة, Nejmeh Khalil-Habib , 2001 single work short story

Ever since they moved to the neighbourhood, the narrator is very curious to get to know the new couple who just arrived to Sydney.

(p. 88-92)
وعرفت اللون الرمادي ..., Nejmeh Khalil-Habib , 2001 single work short story

Layla, the eighteen years old woman who's about to be a mother in few weeks, receives her divorce papers.

(p. 93-98)

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