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Shumaisi

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Published by Saqi in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Saudi Arabia

Subjects:

  • College students -- Saudi Arabia -- Fiction.,
  • Saudi Arabia -- Social conditions -- Fiction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementTurki Al-Hamad.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPJ7828.M14 S5313 2005
The Physical Object
Pagination246 p. ;
Number of Pages246
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3469794M
ISBN 100863569110
LC Control Number2005544063
OCLC/WorldCa56640489

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Shumaisi book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The year is , a period of crisis in the Arab world. Twenty-year-old H /5(). Book Description. The second novel in a trilogy by one of the Arab world's best known authors, Shumaisi vividly illustrates the dichotomy between self-determination and obedience to rigid traditionalism as it is played out between two friends. The year is , a /5(K). COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle .   'Shumaisi articulates the bathos and tragedy of the individual's struggle against an absolutist system.' Alev Adil, Independent 'Just to experience the world in the person of a young Saudi man in the wake of the June war is a privilege.'Author: Turki Al-Hamad.

  Shumaisi by Turki al-Hamad, translated by Paul Starkey pp, Saqi, £ The rise to prominence of the Saudi novel in Arabic is the great man-bites-dog of . But their shared past soon conspires to reunite them in a new and terrifying way. ‘Just to experience the world in the person of a young Saudi man in the wake of the June war is a privilege.’ James Buchan, Guardian ‘Shumaisi articulates the bathos and tragedy of the individual’s struggle against an absolutist system.’ Alev Adil. Turki al-Hamad is a highly successful author in the Arab world. His novels are controversial throughout the Middle East; he is the target of four fatwas (religious edicts) claiming his life. He is the author of Adama and Shumaisi, both published by Saqi Books. He continues to live in Riyadh and teaches at the American University in Beirut. Read "Shumaisi" by Turki al-Hamad available from Rakuten Kobo. The year is , a period of crisis in the Arab world. Twenty-year-old Hisham has left home for the Saudi Arabian capit.

Get this from a library! Shumaisi.. [Turki al-Hamad; Paul Starkey] -- The year is , a period of crisis in the Arab world. Twenty-year-old Hisham has left home for the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, where he's enrolled at university to study politics and economics. This book, set in the Shumaisi suburb of Riyadh, follows Hisham to university and describes his introduction to wine, women and smoking. The final book has the central character wondering whether God and the Devil are the same, and was the cause of the clerics' displeasure/5(3). S. By J.J. Abrams is a beautiful hardback carefully distressed to look like an old Library book with its old book smell and stuffed full of notes, postcards, papers and bits and pieces. When I received this book in the post I was pleasantly suprised with the faboulus concept and design. I loved the idea and could not wait to start this novel/5.   Maggie Gee 'Adama is not only a warm, funny and fascinating book, it is also a very brave one. It deserves to be read.' The Times 'Al-Hamad has written a charming and involving coming-of-age tale. Always humane and often humourous, Adama has much to say about the foibles of the adolescent mind.' Boyd Tonkin, IndependentAuthor: Turki Al-Hamad.