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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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Iris
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 08:09:13

    As always, you have a great selection of books Stu!

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  2. amymckie
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 13:19:38

    What a great selection Stu, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

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  3. Stewart
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 23:17:15

    I hadn’t realised the Bi Feiyu was pending. Have only been waiting about two years. I enjoyed The Moon Opera a couple of years back.

    http://booklit.com/blog/2008/02/04/bi-feiyu-the-moon-opera/

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  4. Valerie
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 03:59:54

    I read Iris’s blog, and had to check your blog out after you left a commen there; because I’m a mommy of a Winston myself! My Winston is a 5-year-old golden retriever.

    anyway, I’ll be back to your blog again; it seems like a lot of the books you’ve recently mentioned are similiar to those I like to read.

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    • winstonsdad
      Jun 08, 2010 @ 14:05:49

      many thanks for visitiing ,my winston is a boxer mountain dog cross ,yes i had a look at your blog very similar taste ,all the best stu

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  5. Bina
    Jun 09, 2010 @ 16:21:45

    Those books look very interesting, especially Three Sisters. I think I haven´t read any books by Chinese authors or about China except for Xiaolu Guo´s works and Daji Sine. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on these books.

    Reply

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