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Lyrics Alley Lyrics Alley is the evocative story of an affluent Sudanese family shaken by the shifting powers in their country and the near tragedy that threatens the legacy they ve built for decades Their fortune threatened by shifting powers in Sudan and their heir s debilitating accident, a powerful family under the leadership of Mahmoud Bey is torn between the traditional and modern values of Mahmoud s two wives and his son s efforts to break with cultural limits ✫ Fisica 1 - Principios y Problemas Books ✭ Author Paul W. Zitzewitz – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk a powerful family under the leadership of Mahmoud Bey is torn between the traditional and modern values of Mahmoud s two wives and his son s efforts to break with cultural limits


About the Author: Leila Aboulela

Leila Aboulela grew up in Khartoum, Sudan where she attended the Khartoum American School and Sister School She graduated from Khartoum University in 1985 with a degree in Economics and was awarded her Masters degree in statistics from the London School of Economics She lived for many years in Aberdeen where she wrote most of her works while looking after her family she currently lives and lectures in Abu Dhabi.She was awarded the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2000 for her short story The Museum and her novel The Translator was nominated for the Orange Prize in 2002, and was chosen as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times in 2006.



10 thoughts on “Lyrics Alley

  1. says:

    So this is another saga about a patriarchal family in exotic setting Don t you love those Publishers sure do there is a new one every two weeks Lyrics Alley starts bizarrely with a family tree, even though there are only two generations on it two brothers and their children Who needs a tree Please, I am a pro I eat your tree for breakfast I read Hundred Years of


  2. says:

    SPOILER ALERT.There is something seductive about this book It is not just the poetry of the books poet Nur, his absolute and pure love for his cousin Soraya which drives his every word and thought and which continues to move and inspire him even when these are all he can move, but , for this is a book which starts very slowly then you suddenly find yourself immersed in


  3. says:

    Lyrics Alley has some very beautiful moments but is a disjointed novel that never really pulls it together by the end It is a quick and compelling story but the reasons for being pulled into the novel the setting, the tragedy the characters, wondering about the outcomes end up being less than fully realized I was left dissatisfied, unfortunately, yet I am open to readingby


  4. says:

    Found the book problematic in its depiction of sudan and in contrast to egypt in particular the notion of a modern egypt vs backward sudan, and as played out in the depiction of mahmoud s wives and their children For example, its a bit difficult to believe that female circumcision here is depicted as a purely Sudanese practice, especially considering that even today, Egypt has the


  5. says:

    It was interesting to read about life in Sudan in the 1950s The use of characters from Egypt was also interesting as it gave a comparison between these two neighbours, one who s modernisation and westernisation was further progressed I m not saying this is a good thing.Mahmoud is the patriarch who has built a successful trading company, puts a lot back into his country and is relatively


  6. says:

    AFRICAN BOOKS MARATHON BOOK 5TITLE Lyrics AlleyAUTHOR Leila AboulelaCOUNTRY SudanAnother book that takes place in a country on the verge of independence from the British Empire An Empire that is crumbling.We are in Sudan in the early 1950 s and we see the story of the rich Abuzeid family The story takes place in the Abuzeids mansion in Omdurman, a city lying on the western banks of the River


  7. says:

    I knew nothing of Sudan or its history and culture before reading this book I inhaled it in 48 hrs, reading till midnight each night Not even a reader s headache could make me put it down That s how engaging Ms Aboulela s prose is Set in the 1950s at a time of unrest in the entire region independence Suez crisis etc.The story begins with the illness of the patriarch, Mahmoud He apparently nearly sl


  8. says:

    Thoughts later I am steadily making my way through Leila Aboulela s stories.


  9. says:

    A sad but compelling read Characters who have both likeable and dismaying personality traits It is based on the life of a real person but has been fictionalised Sudan was dusty, hot but great to discover.


  10. says:

    Well worth reading.I really enjoyed this novel, set in Sudan and Egypt in the 1950s.It covers a lot of ground, but the story at the centre is the true relationship between Sudan s famous poet and songwriter, Hassan Awad Aboulela and his childhood sweetheart, represented as Nur and Soraya in the novel They were cousins, betrothed from a young age, until a serious accident changed everything Hassan Awad Aboulela was L


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