Lyrics Alley

by Leila Aboulela | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0802195938 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingMankyiwing of Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on 2/1/2024
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Journal Entry 1 by wingMankyiwing from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Thursday, February 1, 2024
Purchased via AwesomeBooks, for a fellow Bookcrosser

Journal Entry 2 by wingLivrespublicwing at Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France on Monday, March 4, 2024
What at nice surprise!Thank you so much, dear Mankyi, for this wishlistbook and your card for my birthday ( oppem‘s birthday group 2024)
This book has been on my wishlist for quite a while after having read another very good book by Leila Aboulela.

Journal Entry 3 by wingLivrespublicwing at Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France on Saturday, March 16, 2024
„Lyrics Alley is the story of an affluent, influential Sudanese family shaken by the shifting powers in their country and the near tragedy that threatens the legacy they’ve built for decades.
In 1950s Sudan, the powerful and sprawling Abuzeid dynasty has amassed a fortune with their trading firm, one of the only indigenous companies in a business dominated by their British occupiers. With Mahmoud Bey at its helm, they can do no wrong. But when Mahmoud’s son, Nur, the brilliant, handsome heir to his business empire, suffers a debilitating accident, his hopes of university and marriage to his beloved cousin, Soraya, are dashed.
As Sudan’s diverging ethnic and religious populations collide and British rule nears its end, the country is torn between modernizing influences and the call of traditions past—a divide reflected in the growing tensions between Mahmoud’s two wives: the younger, Nabilah, longs to return to Egypt and escape the dust of “backward-looking” Sudan; while Waheeba is confined to her open-air kitchen and resents Nabilah’s influence on her family. It is not until Nur begins to assert himself outside the strict cultural limits of his parents that both his own spirit and the frayed bonds of his family can begin to mend.
In Lyrics Alley, Leila Aboulela takes readers to the heart of what it means to have faith in an unforgiving world. Moving from the alleys of Sudan to cosmopolitan Cairo and a decimated post-colonial Britain, this sweeping tale of desire and loss, faith, despair, and reconciliationis one of the most accomplished and evocative portraits ever written of Sudanese society at the time of independence.“

Some lenghts at the beginning, but once you‘re in this sudanese-egyptian family saga set in the fifties, you can‘t stop reading.

Journal Entry 4 by wingLivrespublicwing at BC 2024 Convention in Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Thursday, April 11, 2024

Released 1 mo ago (4/19/2024 UTC) at BC 2024 Convention in Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland


This book will travel from France to Finland in order to be released on the book buffet of the 2024 Convention in Tampere. Hopefully it will find a new reader.

Journal Entry 5 by wingtoukokuuwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, April 20, 2024
Thank you dear kind bookcrossers for this! It has been good to meet you!

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