Books set in Sudan (11)


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El mesías de Darfur by Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin ES

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Country: Africa / Sudan flag Sudan
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Abderrahmán es un nombre masculino y, sin embargo, la protagonista de esta historia es de sexo femenino. Posiblemente, no hay otra mujer en todo Sudán que se llame así. Abderrahmán fue adoptada por la tía Jarifía, una mujer sin hijos y con un gran corazón, que la acogió en su casa bajo la condición de que nunca hablara de la guerra. Sin embargo, Abderrahmán lo sabe todo sobre la guerra, quizás demasiado, así lo atestigua una cicatriz en la mejilla, una marca de terrible belleza. Cierto día ella conoce a... continue

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Época de migración al Norte by Tayyeb Saleh ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Sudan flag Sudan
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Después de años de estudio en Europa, el joven narrador de Temporada de migración al norte regresa a su pueblo a lo largo del Nilo en Sudán. Estamos en la década de 1960 y está ansioso por hacer una contribución a la nueva vida poscolonial de su país. De regreso a casa, descubre a un extraño entre los rostros familiares de la infancia: el enigmático Mustafa Sa'eed. Mustafa confía en el joven y le cuenta la historia de sus propios años en Londres, de su brillante carrera como economista y de la serie de rel... continue

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Ghost Season : A Novel by Fatin Abbas EN

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Country: Africa / Sudan flag Sudan
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A dynamic, beautifully orchestrated debut novel connecting five characters caught in the crosshairs of conflict on the Sudanese border. A mysterious burnt corpse appears one morning in Saraaya, a remote border town between northern and southern Sudan. For five strangers on an NGO compound, the discovery foreshadows trouble to come. South Sudanese translator William connects the corpse to the sudden disappearance of cook Layla, a northern nomad with whom he’s fallen in love. Meanwhile, Sudanese American filmmaker Dena struggles to connect to her unfamiliar homeland, and white midwestern aid wor... continue

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Lyrics Alley by Leila Aboulela EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Egypt flag Egypt
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Longlisted for the Orange Prize 2011 'Haunting' Telegraph 'A story for all the senses' Aminatta Forna 'A superb family epic . . . vivid, beautifully original' The Herald Set in 1950s Sudan, Lyrics Alley is the story of the powerful and sprawling Abuzeid dynasty. With Mahmoud Bey at its helm, the family can do no wrong. But when Mahmoud's son, Nur - the brilliant, charming heir to his business empire - suffers a near-fatal accident, his hopes of university and a glittering future are dashed. Subsequently, his betrothal to his cousin and sweetheart, Soraya is broken off. As British rule is comin... continue

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Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard by Mawi Asgedom EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
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Read the story that has inspired millions The desert, I remember. The shrieking hyenas, I remember....I remember playing soccer with rocks, and a strange man telling me and my brother Tewolde that we had to go on a trip and Tewolde refusing to go. The man took out a piece of gum and Tewolde happily traded it for his homeland.... So begins the remarkable true story of a young boy's journey from civil war in east Africa to a refugee camp in Sudan, to a childhood on welfare in an affluent American suburb, and eventually to a full-tuition scholarship at Harvard University. Following his father's a... continue

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River Spirit by Leila Aboulela EN

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Country: Africa / Sudan flag Sudan
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The spellbinding new novel from New York Times Notable Author and Caine Prize winner Leila Aboulela about an embattled young woman’s coming of age during the Mahdist War in 19th century Sudan. Leila Aboulela, hailed as “a versatile prose stylist” (New York Times) has also been praised by J.M. Coetzee, Ali Smith, and Ben Okri, among others, for her rich and nuanced novels depicting Islamic spiritual and political life. Her new novel is an enchanting narrative of the years leading up to the British conquest of Sudan in 1898, and a deeply human look at the tensions between Britain and Sudan, Chri... continue

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Silence Is My Mother Tongue : A Novel by Sulaiman Addonia EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Eritrea flag Eritrea
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A sensuous, textured novel of life in a refugee camp, long-listed for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction On a hill overlooking a refugee camp in Sudan, a young man strings up bedsheets that, in an act of imaginative resilience, will serve as a screen in his silent cinema. From the cinema he can see all the comings and goings in the camp, especially those of two new arrivals: a girl named Saba, and her mute brother, Hagos. For these siblings, adapting to life in the camp is not easy. Saba mourns the future she lost when she was forced to abandon school, while Hagos, scorned for his inabilit... continue

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Slave: My True Story by Mende Nazer EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Sudan flag Sudan
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The author describes the years she spent as a slave to a wealthy Arab family in Khartoum and her subsequent break for freedom after she was sent to work for a diplomat in London.

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The Fugitives

The Fugitives by Jamal Mahjoub EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Sudan flag Sudan
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Moving from Khartoum, Sudan, to Washington, D.C., and then across the US in a road trip unlike any other, this is a book about music, friendship and the desire for home

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The Kindness of Enemies by Leila Aboulela EN

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Country: Africa / Egypt flag Egypt
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While researching the life of Imam Shamil, a nineteenth-century Muslim leader who led a resistance against Russia during the Caucasian War, a history professor discovers that one of her students is descended from the historical figure and also possesses his priceless sword.