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The Seven Veils Of Seth

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Author: Ibrahim Al-Koni
Publisher: Garnet Pub Limited
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781859642023
Size: 61.57 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : un
Pages : 297
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by Ibrahim Al-Koni, The Seven Veils Of Seth Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Seven Veils Of Seth books, Draws on the tension between the two opposing visions of Seth to create a novel that also provides a vivid account of daily life in a Tuareg oasis.



The Seven Veils Of Seth

The Seven Veils of Seth PDF
Author: كوني، إبراهيم
Publisher:
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9789774162220
Size: 44.54 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Arabic fiction
Languages : un
Pages : 297
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The Seven Veils Of Seth

The Seven Veils of Seth PDF
Author: Ibrāhīm Kūnī
Publisher: Garnet Publishing
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781435672857
Size: 29.51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Desert people
Languages : un
Pages : 316
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The Seven Veils Of Seth

by Ibrāhīm Kūnī, The Seven Veils Of Seth Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Seven Veils Of Seth books, In the ancient Egyptian religion, Seth is the evil god who out of jealousy slays his brother Osiris, the good god of agriculture, to seize the throne. Seth is, however, also the god of the desert and therefore a benevolent champion of desert dwellers like the traditionally nomadic Kel Tamasheq, better known as the Tuareg. In The Seven Veils of Seth, the world-renowned, Libyan, Tuareg author Ibrahim al-Koni draws on the tension between these two opposing visions of Seth to create a novel that also provides a vivid account of daily life in a Tuareg oasis. Isan, the novel's protagonist, is either Seth himself or a latter-day avatar. A desert-wandering seer and proponent of desert life, he settles for an extended stay in a fertile oasis. If Jack Frost, the personification of the arrival of winter, were to visit a tropical rain forest, the results might be similarly disastrous. Not surprisingly, since this is a novel by Ibrahim al-Koni, infanticide, uxoricide, serial adultery, betrayal, metamorphosis, murder by a proxy animal, ordinary murder, and a life-threatening chase through the desert all figure in the plot, although the novel is also an existential reflection on the purpose of human life. Ibrahim al-Koni typically layers allusions in his works as if he were an artist adding a suggestion of depth to a painting by applying extra washes. Tuareg folklore, Egyptian mythology, Russian literature, and medieval European thought elbow each other for room on the page. One might expect a novel called The Seven Veils of Seth to be a heavy-handed allegory. Instead, the reader is left wondering. The truth is elusive, a mirage pulsing at the horizon.



Ancient Greek Myth In World Fiction Since 1989

Ancient Greek Myth in World Fiction since 1989 PDF
Author: Justine McConnell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2016-06-02
ISBN: 1472579399
Size: 56.11 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Ancient Greek Myth In World Fiction Since 1989

by Justine McConnell, Ancient Greek Myth In World Fiction Since 1989 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ancient Greek Myth In World Fiction Since 1989 books, Ancient Greek Myth in World Fiction since 1989 explores the diverse ways that contemporary world fiction has engaged with ancient Greek myth. Whether as a framing device, or a filter, or via resonances and parallels, Greek myth has proven fruitful for many writers of fiction since the end of the Cold War. This volume examines the varied ways that writers from around the world have turned to classical antiquity to articulate their own contemporary concerns. Featuring contributions by an international group of scholars from a number of disciplines, the volume offers a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary approach to contemporary literature from around the world. Analysing a range of significant authors and works, not usually brought together in one place, the book introduces readers to some less-familiar fiction, while demonstrating the central place that classical literature can claim in the global literary curriculum of the third millennium. The modern fiction covered is as varied as the acclaimed North American television series The Wire, contemporary Arab fiction, the Japanese novels of Haruki Murakami and the works of New Zealand's foremost Maori writer, Witi Ihimaera.



The Scarecrow

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Author: Ibrahim al-Koni
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release: 2015-08-01
ISBN: 1477302522
Size: 36.18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 128
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The Scarecrow

by Ibrahim al-Koni, The Scarecrow Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Scarecrow books, The Scarecrow is the final volume of Ibrahim al-Koni's Oasis trilogy, which chronicles the founding, flourishing, and decline of a Saharan oasis. Fittingly, this continuation of a tale of greed and corruption opens with a meeting of the conspirators who assassinated the community's leader at the end of the previous novel, The Puppet. They punished him for opposing the use of gold in business transactions—a symptom of a critical break with their nomadic past—and now they must search for a leader who shares their fetishistic love of gold. A desert retreat inspires the group to select a leader at random, but their "choice," it appears, is not entirely human. This interloper from the spirit world proves a self-righteous despot, whose intolerance of humanity presages disaster for an oasis besieged by an international alliance. Though al-Koni has repeatedly stressed that he is not a political author, readers may see parallels not only to a former Libyan ruler but to other tyrants—past and present—who appear as hollow as a scarecrow.



The Puppet

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Author: Ibrahim al-Koni
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release: 2010-11-15
ISBN: 0292723350
Size: 52.16 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 113
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The Puppet

by Ibrahim al-Koni, The Puppet Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Puppet books, The Puppet, a mythic tale of greed and political corruption, traces the rise, flourishing, and demise of a Saharan oasis community. Aghulli, a noble if obtuse man who has been chosen leader of the oasis, hankers after the traditional nomadic pastoralist life of the Tuareg. He sees commerce (understood as including trade in gold, marriage, agriculture, and even recreation) as the prime culprit in the loss of the nomadic ethos. Thus he is devastated to learn that his supporters are hoarding gold. The novel's title notwithstanding, the author has stressed repeatedly that he is not a political author. He says that The Puppet portrays a good man who has been asked to lead a corrupt society. The subplot about star-crossed young lovers introduces a Sufi theme of the possibility of transforming carnal into mystical love. The Puppet, though, is first and foremost a gripping, expertly crafted tale of bloody betrayal and revenge inspired by gold lust and an ancient love affair.



Banipal

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Release: 2008
ISBN:
Size: 68.17 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Arabic literature
Languages : en
Pages :
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Anubis

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Author: Ibrahim Al-Koni
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9774166361
Size: 62.32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : un
Pages : 184
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Anubis

by Ibrahim Al-Koni, Anubis Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Anubis books, A Tuareg youth ventures into trackless desert on a life-threatening quest to find the father he remembers only as a shadow from his childhood, but the spirit world frustrates and tests his resolve. For a time, he is rewarded with the Eden of a lost oasis, but eventually, as new settlers crowd in, its destiny mimics the rise of human civilization. Over the sands and the years, the hero is pursued by a lover who matures into a sibyl-like priestess. The Libyan Tuareg author Ibrahim al-Koni, who has earned a reputation as a major figure in Arabic literature with his many novels and collections of short stories, has used Tuareg folklore about Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of the underworld, to craft a novel that is both a lyrical evocation of the desert's beauty and a chilling narrative in which thirst, incest, patricide, animal metamorphosis, and human sacrifice are more than plot devices. The novel concludes with Tuareg sayings collected by the author in his search for the historical Anubis from matriarchs and sages during trips to Tuareg encampments, and from inscriptions in the ancient Tifinagh script in caves and on tattered manuscripts. In this novel, fantastic mythology becomes universal, specific, and modern.



Gold Dust

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Author: Ibrahim al-Koni
Publisher:
Release: 2015-09-30
ISBN: 9789774167393
Size: 53.14 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Arabic fiction
Languages : un
Pages : 180
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Gold Dust

by Ibrahim al-Koni, Gold Dust Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Gold Dust books, Rejected by his tribe and hunted by the kin of the man he killed, Ukhayyad and his thoroughbred camel flee across the desolate Tuareg deserts of the Sahara. Between bloody wars against the Italians in the north and famine raging in the south, Ukhayyad rides for the remote rock caves of Jebel Hasawna. There, he says farewell to the mount who has been his companion through thirst, disease, lust, and loneliness. Alone in the desert, haunted by the prophetic cave paintings of ancient hunting scenes and the cries of jinn in the night, Ukhayyad awaits the arrival of his pursuers and their insatiable hunger for blood and gold. Gold Dust is a classic story of the brotherhood between man and beast, the thread of companionship that is all the difference between life and death in the desert. It is a story of the fight to endure in a world of limitless and waterless wastes, and a parable of the struggle to survive in the most dangerous landscape of all: human society.