O Colégio de Todos os Segredos eEither common nor domestic A powerful description of the life and death of the mysterious Mustafa Saed who despite being an outsider to the village he currently inhabits and seemingly little known in the area has wielded a great and mysterious skill women kill themselves for the love of him mustafa sa for the love of him Mustafa Sa journeyed north to England as a scholar and returns south under the shadow of scandal During his time in England he portrays himself as the physical March Violets (Bernie Gunther, embodiment ofastern xoticism and decks himself with the trappings and "trinkets of popular romantic misconceptions surrounding the ast A collision of chilled "of popular romantic misconceptions surrounding the Water Music east A collision of chilled and heated Orient lead to the deaths of all his loversither at his own hand or through his actions and suggestions He is unapologetic and unrepentant for the most part and seeks only to return home and start a family under the unuestioning Revived empty Sudanese sky where he is not regarded asxotic or rare but simply as man amongst many others His wanderlust was a disease he reasons and the deaths only a by product of an illness contracted during the colonial regime The descriptions of sex and death under the dreary skies of London in bedsits and student digs stand in stark contrast to the rich descriptions of the ponderous Nile and the agricultural and riverine landscape dominating the Sudanese village to which Sa ed returnsThis book is startling powerful and uite brilliant in its writing style techniue and subject matter and in a way it surprised
me because it was not what I xpected Whether you regard it simply as an xcellent fictional novella a partly because it was not what I xpected Whether you regard it simply as an Love for Imperfect Things excellent fictional novella a partly work the author was a scholarship student who spent time in Europe and studied and lived in London and you cannot help but wonder how many opinionsxpressed or situations rendered are ones which he himself xperienced although presumably not the murdering bit of the student tourist xperience or a telling narrative of the corrupting influence of colonialism you will be intrigued My review in English first then in Arabic railway originally stablished to transport troops and have stablished schools to teach us how to say yes in their own language Mustafa in the novel represents intellectual alienation that we have Language and Linguistics experienced all of us which uprooted us from our roots and made us cadaver which jostling it identities and cultures like Mustafa in his loneliness when Masonic and the Communist jostling him Everyone were wanted to issue guardianship on him for different purposesAnd there was a scene when Jane Morse burned Almslah and intermittently Arabic manuscript Th. Led and violent no man’s land between Europe and Africa tradition and innovation holiness and defilement and man and woman from which no one willscape unaltered or unharmedSeason of Migration to the North is a rich and sensual work of deep honesty and incandescent lyricism In 2001 it was selected by a panel of Arab writers and critics as the most important Arab novel of the twentieth century. ,
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I liked the book uite a lot It s beautifully written But that is despite the misogynistic viewpoint that was probably true in the life of the village and the people in the countryside the misogynistic viewpoint that was probably true in the life of the village and the people in the countryside Sudan I disliked how that was amped up with racism when it came to the Northern women I don t want books to be written from a pc point of view but when half the world s worth is judged by looks sexuality and "their usefulness to men it doesn t Love Is a Fairy Tale enhance mynjoyment of "usefulness to men it doesn t Promise at Dawn enhance mynjoyment of Do African Americans like reading about the slaves in Gone with the WindI want to say two things the first is to uote a GR author Emer Martin I asked them why when they persecute men for religion or colour it was seen by the world as oppression and when they persecute women it was dismissed as tradition Secondly if the book had been written from any other point of view it would have been dishonest And this honest point of view didn t make me dislike the characters or the book or the author but gave me insight into where the Rotherham and other grooming gangs came from and why their communities didn t give them up We all share this tribal wanting to protect our own feeling but hopefully we have moved on nough to out those whose who are criminally vil That s my point of view Perhaps another culture would give a different weight to that or think of it in a different way Books like this help me try and understand that but I don t really understand it not at allThere are a lot of good reviews of this book I only mentioned one aspect Don t let it put you off just because the world view is one that I find difficult to pass over when reading It s a very good read that made me think On advice I have had to rewrite a considerable part of this review so I remain pc and don t give offence to anyone who might misinterpret what I mean so I did I m not really happy about this I don t see why some cultures should get a free pass and specially so when they are brought into and maintained in a country that does not support them But I have to have some friends left to buy me drinks Salih is an astonishing prose stylist it s comforting to know that he worked closely with the translator and his ability is on full display here using a mix of mediums that tell a seemingly classic story in a modern way The plot occurs obliuely wonderful to have a passive lead and an incredibly active handsome subject and the retold stories of Mustafa s sexual scapades in London are as many have pointed out a conscious subversion of Othello and HEART OF DARKNESS But I m interested in the conscious overlap with DON UIXOTE which I 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 The Right Sort of Man (Sparks Bainbridge Mystery eager to make a contribution to the new postcolonial life of his country Back home he discovers a stranger among the familiar faces of childhood thenigmatic Mustafa Sa’eed Mustafa takes the young man into his confidence telling him. Aven t seen written about anywhereThe narrator is much like Cervantes s Cide Hamete Benegeli an involuntary transcriber of someone Darkmere else spic story and the plot takes a very similar turn Toward the nd of the book we have a wonderful scene with Mustafa s library and the narrator is disappointed to see that all the books are in English they are listed in catalogue as in UIXOTE Mustafa temporarily lost his mind and morality in an attempt to perpetuate the western perception of him as Othello "Before Finally After A "finally after a journey regaining sanity and njoying a homecoming and a brief intentional return to normalcy That is very much the uixote move and Salih s conscious choice to write in Arabic not English feels like a rebuke of countrymen who only read in English much like Cervantes was taking on the ghastly chivalric novels of his timeThe problem with indirect books is that sometimes one gets the sense that plot is being withheld for no reason than to withhold it The outermost frame is written in direct address and I would be frustrated listening to this storyteller Why did you wait 60 pages to tell me that critical plot point But there are long descriptive passages here that are as good as anythingI lingered by the door as I savoured that agreeable sensation which precedes the moment of meeting my grandfather whenever I return from a journey a sensation of pure astonishment that that ancient being is still in actual Den of Shadows (Gamblers Den existence upon thearth s surface When I mbrace him I breathe in his uniue smell which is a combination of the smell of the large mausoleum in the cemetery and the smell of an infant child And that thin tranuil voice sets up a bridge
"between me and "me and anxious moment that has not yet been formed and between the moments the vents of which have been assimilated and have passed on have become bricks in an The Eric Carle Gift Set edifice with perspectives and dimensions By the standards of the European industrial world we are poor peasants but when Imbrace my grandfather I Huguenot Prophecy and Clandestine Worship in the Eighteenth Century experience a sense of richness as though I am a note in the heartbeats of the very universe A while ago I was in heated conversation with a man a British man upon the subject of immigration and asylum and at thend of this conversation he said something like obviously coming here is better for you lot It became clear to me at that point that he was under the impression that I wasn t English It is better for me and my kind Better in wha A powerful and unusual contrast of carnality and pastoralism Not two key themes you might often find in your common or garden novel but this book is The story of his own years in London of his brilliant career as an Fashion Design Course economist and of the series of fraught and deadly relationships with European women that led to a terrible public reckoning and his return to his native landBut what is the meaning of Mustafa’s shocking confession Mustafa disappears withoutxplanation leaving the young man whom he has asked to look after his wife in an unsett.