In the Country of Men

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On a white-hot day in Tripoli, Libya, in the summer of 1979, nine-year-old Suleiman is shopping in the market square with his mother. His father is away on business - but Suleiman is sure he has just seen him, standing across the street...From a brea ...Continua
Danielle D
Ha scritto il 15/05/12
In love with Matar
You can always guarantee a perfectly executed story with Hisham Matar. I'd highly recommend this book, I chose to read it after having read The Anatomy of a Disappearance. Matar completely transports you into another world, one of conspiracy, danger,...Continua
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Ha scritto il 08/01/10
Although the plot is simple and linear, the book offers a multiple layer insight. Politically on the state-terror (seen through the eyes of the innocent little hero), socially on women condition in Gaddafi’s Libya and nevertheless stands as a Bildung...Continua
Tracy W
Ha scritto il 12/11/07
Many parallels can be drawn between Hisham Matar's "In the Country of Men" and M. J. Hyland's "Carry Me Down". Both were shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize, and narrated by the protagonist who was a child. "In the Country of Men" was an accou...Continua
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Ha scritto il Dec 20, 2009, 15:05
The times I felt closest to him were when he was unaware of my presence: watching him spread his library of neckties on the bed, for example, humming an unfamiliar tune.
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