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Season of Migration to the North

Season of Migration to the North Author
ISBN-10 9781590173022
Release 2009
Pages 139
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After years of study in Europe, the young narrator of Season of Migration to the North returns to his village along the Nile in the Sudan. It is the 1960s, and he is eager to make a contribution to the new postcolonial life of his country. Back home, he discovers a stranger among the familiar faces of childhood—the enigmatic Mustafa Sa’eed. Mustafa takes the young man into his confidence, telling him the story of his own years in London, of his brilliant career as an economist, and of the series of fraught and deadly relationships with European women that led to a terrible public reckoning and his return to his native land. But what is the meaning of Mustafa’s shocking confession? Mustafa disappears without explanation, leaving the young man—whom he has asked to look after his wife—in an unsettled and violent no-man’s-land between Europe and Africa, tradition and innovation, holiness and defilement, and man and woman, from which no one will escape unaltered or unharmed. Season of Migration to the North is a rich and sensual work of deep honesty and incandescent lyricism. In 2001 it was selected by a panel of Arab writers and critics as the most important Arab novel of the twentieth century.



Season of Migration to the North

Season of Migration to the North Author Tayeb Salih
ISBN-10 0435909746
Release 1991
Pages 169
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A beautifully constructed novel set in the Sudan and Europe. 'Among the six finest novels to be written in modern Arabic literature.' Edward Said"



Season of Migration to the North

Season of Migration to the North Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:668169992
Release 1991
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The Wedding of Zein

The Wedding of Zein Author Tayeb Salih
ISBN-10 9781590173428
Release 2009
Pages 120
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The Wedding of Zeintakes place in the same village on the upper Nile where Tayeb Salih’sSeason of Migration to the Northis largely set, but here the story that emerges through the overlapping, sometimes contradictory voices of the villagers is comic and redemptive rather than tragic. Everyone in the village is dumbfounded when the news goes around that Zein is getting married—Zein the freak, Zein who no sooner than he was born burst into laughter and has kept women and children laughing ever since, Zein who lost all his teeth at six and whose face is completely hairless, Zein who never wears shoes and does not trim his nails. Zein married at last? Zein’s role in the village is not to get married himself but to fall in love with girls who then marry someone else. The story of how this miracle came to be is a story that engages the tensions that exist in the village, or indeed in any community—tensions between the devout and the profane, the poor and the propertied, the modern and the traditional—and as it plays out in Salih’s agile hands it reveals a prospect, absurd and yet wonderful and certainly wonderfully entertaining, of their ultimate reconciliation—a mythical, utopian vision from the deep past or the ideal future of the world made whole. Salih’s classic novella appears with two of his finest short stories, “The Doum Tree of Wad Hamid” and “A Handful of Dates.”



The Radiance of the King

The Radiance of the King Author Laye Camara
ISBN-10 0940322587
Release 2001
Pages 279
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At the beginning of this masterpiece of African literature, Clarence, a white man, has been shipwrecked on the coast of Africa. Flush with self-importance, he demands to see the king, but the king has just left for the south of his realm. Traveling through an increasingly phantasmagoric landscape in the company of a beggar and two roguish boys, Clarence is gradually stripped of his pretensions, until he is sold to the royal harem as a slave. But in the end Clarence’s bewildering journey is the occasion of a revelation, as he discovers the image, both shameful and beautiful, of his own humanity in the alien splendor of the king



The Season of Migration

The Season of Migration Author Nellie Hermann
ISBN-10 9780374711733
Release 2015-01-06
Pages 256
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The lyrically told story of one of the world's greatest artists finding his true calling Though Vincent van Gogh is one of the most popular painters of all time, we know very little about a ten-month period in the painter's youth when he and his brother, Theo, broke off all contact. In The Season of Migration, Nellie Hermann conjures this period in a profoundly imaginative, original, and heartbreaking vision of Van Gogh's early years, before he became the artist we know today. In December 1878, Vincent van Gogh arrives in the coal-mining village of Petit Wasmes in the Borinage region of Belgium, a blasted and hopeless landscape of hovels and slag heaps and mining machinery. Not yet the artist he is destined to become, Vincent arrives as an ersatz preacher, barely sanctioned by church authorities but ordained in his own mind and heart by a desperate and mistaken spiritual vocation. But what Vincent experiences in the Borinage will change him. Coming to preach a useless gospel he thought he knew and believed, he learns about love, suffering, and beauty, ultimately coming to see the world anew and finding the divine not in religion but in our fallen human world. In startlingly beautiful and powerful language, Hermann transforms our understanding of Van Gogh and the redemptive power of art.



Always Coca Cola

Always Coca Cola Author Alexandra Chreiteh
ISBN-10 9781623710057
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 121
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The story of three different young women marks the literary debut of an amazing writer from Lebanon Always Coca-Cola is the story of three very different young women attending university in Beirut: Abeer, Jana, and Yasmine. The narrator, Abeer Ward (fragrant rose, in Arabic), daughter of a conservative family, admits wryly that her name is also the name of her father’s flower shop. Abeer’s bedroom window is filled by a view of a Coca-Cola sign featuring the image of her sexually adventurous friend, Jana. From the novel’s opening paragraph—“When my mother was pregnant with me, she had only one craving. That craving was for Coca Cola”—first-time novelist Alexandra Chreiteh asks us to see, with wonder, humor, and dismay, how inextricably confused naming and desire, identity and branding. The names—and the novel’s edgy, cynical humor—might be recognizable across languages, cultures, and geographies. But Chreiteh’s novel is first and foremost an exploration of a specific Lebanese milieu. Critics in Lebanon have responded in a storm, calling the novel “an electric shock” and finding that the problems of its characters reflect grave “social anomalies.” Read Chreiteh and see what the storm is all about.



Blood on the Forge

Blood on the Forge Author William Attaway
ISBN-10 9781590178089
Release 2013-12-11
Pages 264
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This brutally gripping novel about the African-American Great Migration follows the three Moss brothers, who flee the rural South to work in industries up North. Delivered by day into the searing inferno of the steel mills, by night they encounter a world of surreal devastation, crowded with dogfighters, whores, cripples, strikers, and scabs. Keenly sensitive to character, prophetic in its depiction of environmental degradation and globalized labor, Attaway's novel is an unprecedneted confrontation with the realities of American life, offering an apocalyptic vision of the melting pot not as an icon of hope but as an instrument of destruction. Blood on the Forge was first published in 1941, when it attracted the admiring attention of Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison. It is an indispensable account of a major turning point in black history, as well as a triumph of individual style, charged with the concentrated power and poignance of the blues.



Alphabetical Africa

Alphabetical Africa Author Walter Abish
ISBN-10 0811205339
Release 1974-01-01
Pages 152
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Abish, Alphbetical Africa. A continent forms and crumbles through a linguistic tour de force.



Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits Author Laila Lalami
ISBN-10 015603087X
Release 2005
Pages 188
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Set in modern-day Morocco, the story of four vastly different Moroccans who illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain chronicles the circumstances that drive them to risk their lives and the rewards that may or may not prove to be worth the danger. Reprint.



Samskara

Samskara Author U. R. Anantha Murthy
ISBN-10 0195610792
Release 1989
Pages 158
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Novel about a decaying Brahmin colony in a South Indian village.



Tree of Pearls Queen of Egypt

Tree of Pearls  Queen of Egypt Author Jirjī Zaydān
ISBN-10 9780815609995
Release 2012
Pages 224
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Shajar al-Durr, known as Tree of Pearls, was one of the most famous Arab queens and the only woman in the medieval Arab world to rule in her own name. Her narrative is one element of a much larger story of the unsettled political climate of thirteenth-century Egypt. In this eponymous novel, Zaydan charts the fall of the Ayyubid Dynasty and the rise of the Mamluke Dynasty through the adventures of Tree of Pearls and Rukn al-Din Baybars, a young Mamluke commander who eventually triumphs as the ruler of Egypt. War, political intrigue, murder, and a female ruler who was born a slave combine for an irresistible story, while Zaydan's keen observations on royal politics and subverted gender roles offer readers a richly detailed glimpse of the cultural milieu of the time. Tree of Pearls, originally published in 1914, is the last in a famous series of historical novels written by Zaydan, an accomplished historian whose books continue to be read widely in the Arab world today. Selim s fluid translation introduces an English audience to one of the Arab world s influential writers.



The Sky So Big and Black

The Sky So Big and Black Author John Barnes
ISBN-10 9781429970679
Release 2007-04-01
Pages 320
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At the end of the twenty-first century, Earth is under the control of a single intelligence, the apparently benign One True. Mars, meanwhile, is slowly terraforming, and the human settlers there are still free of One True's control...but they need a pressure suits to survive outside, and it will be a century or more before the planet's fit for terrestrial life. Terpsichore Murray is growing up on Mars. She wants to quit school and become, like her father, an ecoprospector. He has other ideas: he wants her to stay in school. He does want her along on his next long trip but only to conduct a group of younger kids from the highlands at Mars's equator back to school in Wells City. What happens next will change Terpsichore, will change Mars, and will open the door to a new chapter in the history of intelligent beings in the solar system . . . all of them. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



Touch

Touch Author Adania Shibli
ISBN-10 9781623710453
Release 2013-11-10
Pages 72
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Touch centers on a girl, the youngest of nine sisters in a Palestinian family. In the singular world of this novella, this young woman’s everyday experiences—watching a funeral procession, fighting with her siblings, learning to read, perhaps falling in love—resonate until they have become as weighty as any national tragedy. The smallest sensations compel, the events of history only lurk at the edges—the question of Palestine, the massacre at Sabra and Shatila. In a language that feels at once natural and alienated, Shibli breaks with the traditions of modern Arabic fiction, creating a work that has been and will continue to be hailed across literatures. Here every ordinary word, ordinary action is a small stone dropped into water: of inevitable consequence. We find ourselves mesmerized one quiet ripple at a time.



Riders in the Chariot

Riders in the Chariot Author Patrick White
ISBN-10 9781590170021
Release 1961
Pages 552
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Patrick White's brilliant 1961 novel, set in an Australian suburb, intertwines four deeply different lives. An Aborigine artist, a Holocaust survivor, a beatific washerwoman, and a childlike heiress are each blessed—and stricken—with visionary experiences that may or may not allow them to transcend the machinations of their fellow men. Tender and lacerating, pure and profane, subtle and sweeping, Riders in the Chariot is one of the Nobel Prize winner's boldest books.



Bandarshah

Bandarshah Author al-Ṭayyib Ṣāliḥ
ISBN-10 0710305370
Release 1996-01-07
Pages 126
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This long-awaited new book by the acclaimed Sudanese author Tayeb Salih is an evocative masterpiece. Telling the story of a green-eyed stranger who, wounded and hungry, appears on the banks of the river near the village of Wad Hamid, this work recounts the life of a man who cannot remember his name, race, nor religion, and speaks a language no one understands. The villagers take him in, teach him the Koran, and give him a name, Dau al-Beit. Restored to strength, Dau al-Beit transforms the lives of the people who cared for him, invigorating them with his ideas and enriching them with the merchandises he trades and the crops he harvests. Marrying a village girl, he remains in Wad for five years until he is lost to the river he came from. His son is later given the nickname Bandarshah.The loosely connected narrative in these two books revolves around the past-mythical figure of Bandarshah, his eleven sons, and his grandson Meryoud. As readers, we become the amazed spectators of village politics, initiation ceremonies, weddings, floggings and burials peopled with a cast of genies, devils, and houris, and encounter the spiritualism of



Miramar

Miramar Author Najīb Maḥfūẓ
ISBN-10 9780385264785
Release 1993
Pages 183
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A highly charged, tightly written tale of intersecting lives that provides us with both an engaging and powerful story as well as a vivid portrait of life in Egypt in the late 1960's.