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winstons books

a quick round up of some books this week at winstons towers –

for arabic challenge

Cities of salt Abdelrahman Munif ,the Jordanian’s book is part of my arabic reading challenge and is highly contervisal in the arab world it follows the growth of the oil industry in the arab peninsular and the effect of this on the villagers of the area ,banned in a number of countries i m looking forward to this book i love stories of change .

For bread alone by Mohamed Choukri follows Mohamed’s struggle for survival ,the family travel to Tangiers for a better life along the way 8 of his siblings die of neglect and malnutrition ,this book is consider a true classic and is translated by Paul Bowles best known for his novel sheltering sky also set in north africa .

for amy's challenge

Burma boy by Biyi Bandele this is a book for amy reads Nigeria month ,the book follows a 14 Burmese  boy during the second world war fighting the japanese ,Biyi Bandele grew up in the north of Nigeria and his father fought in second world war in Burma and inspired this story .

new from telegram

three sisters by bi feiyu ,the book follows three sister and there different approaches to the changes in china post Mao ,Feiyu is a highly respect writer having won the chinese booker (lu xun ) ,the book comes out in July from telegram books .

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