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Minutes from the Miracle City
Minutes from the Miracle City

Minutes from the Miracle City

Fairlight Moderns


144 Pages, 4.25 x 7

Formats: EPUB, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.95 (US $13.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: May 2021

ISBN 9781912054664

Rights: US & CA

Fairlight Books (May 2021)


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‘Even if there was now a Ministry for Happiness in Dubai, she was still unsure of her own.’Farida, a Moroccan beautician hoping for a fresh start. Hakim, a Pakistani taxi driver whizzing through the streets. Patrick, a Ugandan security guard with aspirations of becoming a writer. Saeed, a respected Emirati journalist just back from London. Taking place across the last few days of Ramadan, ‘Minutes from the Miracle City’ is a unique retelling of the virtuoso project that is Dubai.


"Sabbagh is the RK Narayan of our times." —Christopher Jackson, poet and biographer

"Sabbagh gives us something we do not expect: a small place packed with complex dwellers." —Adnan Mahmutovic, author, How to Fare Well and Stay Fair

"A cast of vivid characters, whose interlocking fortunes and fascinatingly detailed lives create a compelling story, yet achieve the status of proverb." —Fiona Sampson MBE FRSL, poet and writer

"A delightful kaleidoscopic tale of contemporary Dubai." —Dr. Pamela Chrabieh, Middle Eastern Studies expert and writer

Author Biography

Omar Sabbagh is a widely published prose and poetry writer, academic, and Associate Professor of English at the American University in Dubai.