The Sheltering Sky

19 November 2019 | 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

19 November 2019 | 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

The Stranger

19 November 2019 | 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.

A Savage War of Peace: Algeria, 1954-1962

19 November 2019 | 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

Palace Walk

19 November 2019 | 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 Alchemist

19 November 2019 | 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

Season of Migration to the North

19 November 2019 | 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

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

19 November 2019 | 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

Lyrics Alley

19 November 2019 | 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 Their fortune threatened by shifting powers in Sudan and their heir s debilitating accident, a powerful family u

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

19 November 2019 | By Laila Lalami | Filed in: northern africa.

A dream of a debut, by turns troubling and glorious, angry and wise Junot Diaz Hope 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,

Ce que le jour doit à la nuit

19 November 2019 | By Yasmina Khadra | Filed in: northern africa.

Alors que Younes n a que neuf ans, son p re, paysan ruin par un sp culateur autochtone, perd ses terres ancestrales Accabl , l homme doit se r soudre confier son enfant son fr re, un pharmacien parfaitement int gr la communaut pied noir d une petite ville de l Oranais Le sacrifice est imm

The Bleeding of the Stone

19 November 2019 | 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 Yacoubian Building

19 November 2019 | By Alaa Al Aswany | Filed in: northern africa.

This controversial bestselling novel in the Arab world reveals the political corruption, sexual repression, religious extremism, and modern hopes of Egypt today All manner of flawed and fragile humanity reside in the Yacoubian Building, a once elegant temple of Art Deco splendor now slowly decaying