Sitt Marie Rose

Etel Adnan


Artist Novel, 14.61 x 18.42 cm, 106 p., language : English, publisher : The Post-Apollo Press, Sausalito, CA, ISBN : 978-0942996333.
Materials: ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2031/518).

Literary synopsis

Sitt Marie Rose, a Christian Lebanese woman, is the beloved teacher of deaf-mute children during the civil war. Her only mistake? She has a deep sympathy and connection to the Palestinian refugees inside of Lebanon. Seen as a traitor to the Christian cause, she is kidnapped and brutally executed in front of her own students. Sitt Marie Rose is an experimental novel about the causes and motivations behind the unfathomable bloodshed in Lebanon. Reaching beneath the exterior surfaces of the individuals involved in the murder, this powerful novel interrogates the political, religious, and patriarchal ideologies that lead naturally and inevitably to horror.

Authorship: Artist Author.

Creative Strategy: No Links to Artworks.

Genre: Historical fiction.

Publishing: Publishing House.

Theme: Religion, Violence, War.

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