Search Results: "Boualem Sansal"


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HARRAGA by Boualem Sansal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2014

"Sansal's richly drawn characters and the places where he embeds them will color readers' moods long after we leave their passageways."
Two women, a pediatrician considered a spinster at 35 and a spontaneous, pregnant teenager, forge a strong, unlikely emotional bond after a short time living together in a 17th-century house in Rampe Valée, a crumbling neighborhood in contemporary Algiers. Read full book review >

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THE GERMAN MUJAHID by Boualem Sansal
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A worthy subject treated with plodding artificiality."
Algerian writer Sansal makes his English-language debut with a novel about brothers who learn their father was a war criminal. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 8, 2014

"A thoughtful story about a boy who must save the world, with important lessons about empathy and understanding."
A young boy is whisked into a magical world and given the daunting task of saving the world. Read full book review >

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THE LAST SUMMER OF REASON by Tahar Djaout
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Though these and other bleak reflections on fundamentalist society remain as legacy, the stilling of Djaout's humanist voice is a loss to the larger literary world as much as to his embattled homeland."
Prize-winning novelist and poet Djaout was assassinated in 1993 by Islamic fundamentalists in his native Algeria, leaving this very short novel, a painful rumination on the death of the spirit in a repressive society, among his papers. Read full book review >