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Issue Details: First known date: 2003 2003
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A moving novel about modern Lebanon, this story intermingles the lives of three women and explores their reactions to war, loss, displacement, exile and return to the homeland. This is Nada A. Jarrar's first novel.

Notes

  • Dedication: For my family

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Heinemann , 2003 .
      Extent: 228p.
      ISBN: 0434010332
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Vintage , 2004 .
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      Extent: 228p.
      ISBN: 0099443171 (pbk.)
Alternative title: Zu Hause, irgendwo
Alternative title: Zu Hause, irgendwo: Roman
Language: German
    • Munich,
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      Germany,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      K. Blessing Verlag , 2004 .
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      Extent: 222p.
      ISBN: 9783896672124, 3896672126
    • Munich,
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      Germany,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Diana-Verlag , 2005 .
      Extent: 222p.
      ISBN: 9783453350939, 3453350936

Works about this Work

Meditation on Memory and Belonging : Nada Awar Jarrar's 'Somewhere Home' Dawn Mirapuri , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Arab Voices in Diaspora : Critical Perspectives on Anglophone Arab Literature 2009; (p. 463-485)
Dawn Mirapuri argues that 'Somewhere, Home participates in the dialogue within Lebanon about the memory of war.' As Mirapuri outlines: 'My reading will show that in the first part of the novel, the lacuna presented by the obvious omission of the civl war reflects the amnesia that has prevailed in the postwar era. I will show that this kind of amnesia fosters forms of subjectivity and representation that abrogate responsibility and hinder reconciliation. It will be shown that, in the second part of the novel, Jarrar conveys the necessity to address the issue of communal guilt and shame in relation to the war. My reading of the third story in the novel is that Jarrar focuses attention afresh on the people left behind through migration or exile, to show that their loss of a loved one who has moved away needs to be highlighted in memory discourses' (pp. 468-469).
Words of Love and War Sally Blakeney , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 25 May vol. 122 no. 6422 2004; (p. 64-65)

— Review of Somewhere, Home Nada A. Jarrar 2003 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Michael McGirr , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-23 May 2004; (p. 13)

— Review of Somewhere, Home Nada A. Jarrar 2003 single work novel ; The Affairs of Men John Holton 2004 selected work short story ; As Far as You Can Go Lesley Glaister 2004 single work novel
Home Is Where the Culture Is Chris Brice , 2004 single work biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 26 June 2004; (p. 9)
Somewhere, Home : An Evocative Look at Our Need to Belong Rayyan al-Shawaf , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Daily Star , 6 January 2004;

— Review of Somewhere, Home Nada A. Jarrar 2003 single work novel
Back Where They Belong - A Lyrical Debut Novel Tells of Three Civil War Exiles Mithu Banjeri , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Observer , 22 June 2003; (p. 17)

— Review of Somewhere, Home Nada A. Jarrar 2003 single work novel
'Somewhere, Home' de Nada Awar Jarrar : Nostalgie féminine à troix voix Maya Ghandour Hert , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: L'Orient - Le Jour , 25 April 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of Somewhere, Home Nada A. Jarrar 2003 single work novel
Home Is Where the Heart Is Susan Flockhart , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Herald , 13 April 2003;

— Review of Somewhere, Home Nada A. Jarrar 2003 single work novel
Words of Love and War Sally Blakeney , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 25 May vol. 122 no. 6422 2004; (p. 64-65)

— Review of Somewhere, Home Nada A. Jarrar 2003 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Michael McGirr , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-23 May 2004; (p. 13)

— Review of Somewhere, Home Nada A. Jarrar 2003 single work novel ; The Affairs of Men John Holton 2004 selected work short story ; As Far as You Can Go Lesley Glaister 2004 single work novel
Somewhere, Home : An Evocative Look at Our Need to Belong Rayyan al-Shawaf , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Daily Star , 6 January 2004;

— Review of Somewhere, Home Nada A. Jarrar 2003 single work novel
Back Where They Belong - A Lyrical Debut Novel Tells of Three Civil War Exiles Mithu Banjeri , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Observer , 22 June 2003; (p. 17)

— Review of Somewhere, Home Nada A. Jarrar 2003 single work novel
'Somewhere, Home' de Nada Awar Jarrar : Nostalgie féminine à troix voix Maya Ghandour Hert , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: L'Orient - Le Jour , 25 April 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of Somewhere, Home Nada A. Jarrar 2003 single work novel
Home Is Where the Heart Is Susan Flockhart , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Herald , 13 April 2003;

— Review of Somewhere, Home Nada A. Jarrar 2003 single work novel
Home Is Where the Culture Is Chris Brice , 2004 single work biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 26 June 2004; (p. 9)
Meditation on Memory and Belonging : Nada Awar Jarrar's 'Somewhere Home' Dawn Mirapuri , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Arab Voices in Diaspora : Critical Perspectives on Anglophone Arab Literature 2009; (p. 463-485)
Dawn Mirapuri argues that 'Somewhere, Home participates in the dialogue within Lebanon about the memory of war.' As Mirapuri outlines: 'My reading will show that in the first part of the novel, the lacuna presented by the obvious omission of the civl war reflects the amnesia that has prevailed in the postwar era. I will show that this kind of amnesia fosters forms of subjectivity and representation that abrogate responsibility and hinder reconciliation. It will be shown that, in the second part of the novel, Jarrar conveys the necessity to address the issue of communal guilt and shame in relation to the war. My reading of the third story in the novel is that Jarrar focuses attention afresh on the people left behind through migration or exile, to show that their loss of a loved one who has moved away needs to be highlighted in memory discourses' (pp. 468-469).
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