Search Results: "Ibrahim Akdag"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DREAM BIRD by Lale  Süphandagi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2013

"The narratives are bland, the figures and locales in the art generic—but Muslim and non-Muslim children alike may find the perspective illuminating. (Picture book/religion. 5-8)"
In three teaching tales originally written in Turkish, a golden bird affords each of a trio of modern Muslim children dream glimpses of a different "Prophet." Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF HURRY by Emma Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A powerful anti-war story in a modern setting. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In Gaza, where zoo animals and children share a difficult life, a zookeeper nourishes children's dreams by painting stripes on a donkey to stand in for a zebra. Read full book review >

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THE HOSPITAL ALWAYS WINS by Issa Ibrahim
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2016

"This occasionally overwhelming torrent of words reveals both an irrepressible individual with a talent for survival and a mental health system in dire need of repair."
A heady brew of sex, drugs, painting, and music fills this memoir by a man who spent nearly two decades in a mental hospital. Read full book review >

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PRAIRIES OF FEVER by Ibrahim Nasrallah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 1993

"An accomplished first novel, almost poetic in its lyrically intense evocation of place, that limns skillfully the horrors of dissonance and disintegration in an unfamiliar setting."
In a setting as menacing as any bad dream, Palestinian writer Nasrallah explores the nature of personal identity in a remote desert village. Read full book review >

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Living Right by Laila Ibrahim
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A heartfelt novel about gay rights and modern Christian faith."
In Ibrahim's (Yellow Crocus, 2014, etc.) straightforward novel, an Evangelical Christian family encounters a challenge to their faith right in their own home. Read full book review >

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THE BLEEDING OF THE STONE by Ibrahim Al-Koni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"The story's melodramatic apocalyptic finale seems slightly forced, but in no way dissipates the power of al-Koni's subtle dramatization of irreconcilable cultural misunderstanding and enmity."
This spare novel, its prominent Libyan author's first to reach English translation, is a winning combination of ecological fable, political statement, and lyrical lament for the past. Read full book review >

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THE IMAGE, THE ICON, AND THE COVENANT by Sahar Khalifeh
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A novel about character and identity needs sharper, stronger protagonists than the blurry Ibrahim and Mariam."
Love proves elusive in this soulful tale of missed connections from Palestinian feminist Khalifeh (The Inheritance, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE COMMITTEE by Sun’allah Ibrahim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"This eerie updating of Kafka's classic fable The Trial possesses both uncanny contemporary relevance and, in its surreal climax and dénouement, tremendous narrative and symbolic force."
In this disturbing allegorical novel (first published in 1981), the acclaimed Egyptian author who seems poised to inherit the mantle of Naguib Mahfouz traces a nameless narrator's victimization by an indistinct judicial authority known only as "the committee." Read full book review >

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IN SEARCH OF WALID MASOUD by Jabra Ibrahim Jabra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Beautifully fashioned, unusual, and richly satisfying."
First published in 1978, this intricate Palestinian novel recounts in fragmentary form the complex legacy left behind (along with an enigmatic tape recording discovered after his unexplained disappearance) by the eponymous Walid: a financial expert, author, and political activist in Baghdad during the quarter-century following the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Read full book review >

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THE RAQQA DIARIES by Samer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 2017

"A moving, urgent work of political awareness."
A rare, terrifying glimpse inside the Islamic State group (referred to here as Daesh) by a young hounded Syrian student. Read full book review >