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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Leave to Remain : A Memoir
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'In Leave to Remain: A Memoir, Abbas El-Zein tells his story of growing up in a middleclass family in civil-war Beirut, a city in the throes of self-destruction, yet obstinately clinging to its cosmopolitan past. El-Zein traces the genesis of a contemporary Middle-Eastern identity - his own - under the influence of culture, religion, history and places far removed from where he grew up: Najaf and Baghdad, Paris, Palestine, London, Sydney and the American far west. With him we travel through a Middle-Eastern life, with an eye on the mundane and the everyday, as well as the cataclysmic events overshadowing them.

Threaded throughout this evocative memoir is an awareness of the impact of war and history on individuals, families and countries, with dislocation running across generations. Leave to Remain is a story of a troubled homeland, of many departures and less-than-happy returns - an autobiographical reflection on today's Middle-East and its relationship with the West.' -- Publisher's blurb

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    • Balmain, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,: Ligature , 2014 .
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Works about this Work

Memory in a Paratactic Register : Abbas El-Zein's Leave To Remain : A Memoir Saadi Nikro , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Long Paddock , no. 7 2010;

— Review of Leave to Remain : A Memoir Abbas El-Zein , 2009 single work autobiography
Looking Back to a Great Cultural Mix Owen Richardson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 May 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Leave to Remain : A Memoir Abbas El-Zein , 2009 single work autobiography
Portrait of a Young Radical Peter Kirkwood , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 May 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of Once Were Radicals Irfan Yusuf , 2009 single work autobiography ; Leave to Remain : A Memoir Abbas El-Zein , 2009 single work autobiography
Untitled Clive Tilsley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 88 no. 6 2009; (p. 39)

— Review of Leave to Remain : A Memoir Abbas El-Zein , 2009 single work autobiography
Hybrid Identities Jose Borghino , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 April 2009; (p. 13)

— Review of Leave to Remain : A Memoir Abbas El-Zein , 2009 single work autobiography
Hybrid Identities Jose Borghino , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 April 2009; (p. 13)

— Review of Leave to Remain : A Memoir Abbas El-Zein , 2009 single work autobiography
Untitled Clive Tilsley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 88 no. 6 2009; (p. 39)

— Review of Leave to Remain : A Memoir Abbas El-Zein , 2009 single work autobiography
Portrait of a Young Radical Peter Kirkwood , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 May 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of Once Were Radicals Irfan Yusuf , 2009 single work autobiography ; Leave to Remain : A Memoir Abbas El-Zein , 2009 single work autobiography
Looking Back to a Great Cultural Mix Owen Richardson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 May 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Leave to Remain : A Memoir Abbas El-Zein , 2009 single work autobiography
Memory in a Paratactic Register : Abbas El-Zein's Leave To Remain : A Memoir Saadi Nikro , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Long Paddock , no. 7 2010;

— Review of Leave to Remain : A Memoir Abbas El-Zein , 2009 single work autobiography
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