The Sheltering Sky

04 June 2020 | By Paul Bowles | Filed in: northern africa.

In this classic work of psychological terror, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans apprehend an alien culture and the ways in which their incomprehension destroys them The story of three American travelers adrift in the cities and deserts of North Africa, The Sheltering Sky is at once

The Plague

04 June 2020 | By Albert Camus | Filed in: northern africa.

A gripping tale of human unrelieved horror, of survival and resilience, and of the ways in which humankind confronts death, The Plague is at once a masterfully crafted novel, eloquently understated and epic in scope, and a parable of ageless moral resonance, profoundly relevant to our times In Oran

A Savage War of Peace: Algeria, 1954-1962

04 June 2020 | By Alistair Horne | Filed in: northern africa.

The Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962 It brought down six French governments, led to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, returned de Gaulle to power, and came close to provoking a civil war on French soil More than a million Muslim Algerians died in the conflict and as many European settlers

The Stranger

04 June 2020 | By Albert Camus | Filed in: northern africa.

Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed the nakedness of man faced with the absurd First published in English in 1946 now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.

Palace Walk (The Cairo Trilogy, #1)

04 June 2020 | By Naguib Mahfouz | Filed in: northern africa.

Volume I of the masterful Cairo Trilogy A national best seller in both hardcover and paperback, it introduces the engrossing saga of a Muslim family in Cairo during Egypt s occupation by British forces in the early 1900s.

The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between

04 June 2020 | By Hisham Matar | Filed in: northern africa.

From Man Booker Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Hisham Matar, a memoir of his journey home to his native Libya in search of answers to his father s disappearance In 2012, after the overthrow of Qaddafi, the acclaimed novelist Hisham Matar journeys to his native Libya after an

Season of Migration to the North

04 June 2020 | By Tayeb Salih | Filed in: northern africa.

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

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

04 June 2020 | By Laila Lalami | Filed in: northern africa.

A dream of a debut, by turns troubling and glorious, angry and wise Junot Diaz n nHope and Other Dangerous Pursuits evokes the grit and enduring grace that is modern Morocco As four Moroccans illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain, author Laila Lalami asks,

The Alchemist

04 June 2020 | By Paulo Coelho | Filed in: northern africa.

Paulo Coelho s enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and soul stirring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried

The Bleeding of the Stone

04 June 2020 | By Ibrahim al-Koni | Filed in: northern africa.

The moufflon, a wild sheep prized for its meat, continues to survive in the remote mountain desert of southern Libya Only Asouf, a lone bedouin who cherishes the desert and identifies with its creatures, knows exactly where it is to be found Now he and the moufflon together come under threat from

The Meursault Investigation

04 June 2020 | By Kamel Daoud | Filed in: northern africa.

He was the brother of the Arab killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus s classic novel Seventy years after that event, Harun, who has lived since childhood in the shadow of his sibling s memory, refuses to let him remain anonymous he gives his brother a story and a name Musa and

Woman at Point Zero

04 June 2020 | By Nawal El Saadawi | Filed in: northern africa.

From her prison cell, Firdaus, sentenced to die for having killed a pimp in a Cairo street, tells of her life from village childhood to city prostitute Society s retribution for her act of defiance death she welcomes as the only way she can finally be free.

Lyrics Alley

04 June 2020 | By Leila Aboulela | Filed in: northern africa.

Lyrics Alley is the evocative story of an affluent Sudanese family shaken by the shifting powers in their country and the near tragedy that threatens the legacy they ve built for decades n nTheir fortune threatened by shifting powers in Sudan and their heir s debilitating accident, a powerful family