Books by Hisham Matar (6)


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Anatomy of a Disappearance by Hisham Matar EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Africa / Libya flag Libya
Description:
Nuri is a young boy when his mother dies. It seems that nothing will fill the emptiness that her strange death leaves behind in the Cairo apartment he shares with his father. Until Mona. When Nuri first sees Mona, sitting in her bright yellow swimsuit by the pool of the Magda Marina holiday resort, the rest of the world vanishes. But it is Nuri's father with whom Mona falls in love and who she will eventually marry. And their happiness consumes Nuri to the point where he longs to get his father out of the way. However, Nuri will soon regret what he wished for. And, as he and his stepmother's w... continue

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In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Sudan flag Sudan
Description:
Shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize, Matar's debut novel tracks the effects of Libyan strongman Khadafy's 1969 September revolution on the el-Dawani family, as seen by nine-year-old Suleiman, who narrates as an adult.

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In the Country of Men : A Novel by Hisham Matar EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Africa / Libya flag Libya
Description:
Libya, 1979. Nine-year-old Suleiman’s days are circumscribed by the narrow rituals of childhood: outings to the ruins surrounding Tripoli, games with friends played under the burning sun, exotic gifts from his father’s constant business trips abroad. But his nights have come to revolve around his mother’s increasingly disturbing bedside stories full of old family bitterness. And then one day Suleiman sees his father across the square of a busy marketplace, his face wrapped in a pair of dark sunglasses. Wasn’t he supposed to be away on business yet again? Why is he going into that strange build... continue


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Solo en el mundo by Hisham Matar ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Libya flag Libya
Description:
Con el telón de fondo de la vida en Trípoli durante los primeros tiempos de Gaddafi, Hisham Matar ha escrito un emocionante retrato de un niño, cuya mirada inocente va descubriendo las luces y las sombras de un país que despierta a la cruda realidad de los conflictos y tensiones generados durante décadas de plácido letargo. Considerada por The Times «uno de los más brillantes debuts literarios de años recientes», Solo en el mundo ha sido finalista del Premio Man Booker —distinción nunca antes conseguida por una primera novela— y se traducirá a veinte idiomas. Con nueve años de edad, Solimán em... continue

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The Return : Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between by Hisham Matar EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Africa / Libya flag Libya
Description:
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE IN BIOGRAPHY WINNER OF THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY WINNER OF THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES' TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2016 The Return is at once a universal and an intensely personal tale. It is an exquisite meditation on how history and politics can bear down on an individual life. And yet Hisham Matar's memoir isn't just about the burden of the past, but the conso... continue