Ghazzah


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Ghazzah

(ˈɡɑːzə; ˈɡʌzə)
n
(Placename) transliteration of the Arabic name for Gaza
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Hilary Mantel's Eight Months on Ghazzah Street: The Displacement of British Expatriates in Saudi Arabia
For instance, in A Change of Climate (1994), the action takes place in Botswana and South Africa at the time of apartheid, and in Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (1988), the protagonists move to Saudi Arabia, which was not exactly a postcolonial country, but was, especially during the first three decades of the twentieth century, under the sphere of influence of the British Empire, as were other countries in the region.
She kept writing, and before A Place of Greater Safety finally appeared in 1992, Mantel had established her reputation with four other novels: Every Day Is Mother's Day (1985) and Vacant Possession (1986), satirical thrillers about a macabre mother-daughter relationship; Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (1988), about a Western woman's disorientation in the Middle East, based on her own experiences in Saudi Arabia in 1982, when she again accompanied her husband for his research; and Fludd (1989), the tale of a stranger--perhaps an angel or the devil himself--who arrives in a small moorland village and changes the lives of some of its troubled inhabitants.