Book review: The Death of Murat Idrissi

The Death of Murat Idrissi

The Death of Murat Idrissi
by Tommy Wieringa
Translated from the Dutch by
Sam Garrett
Scribe UK
1/10/2019
Originally published as
De dood van Murat Idrissi
in 2017
Genre: Literary Fiction
112 pages

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Of the last three books of the Man Booker International 2019 longlist I plan to present here, today is the last one I found good enough to be on my own personal shortlist. The Death of Murat Idrissi offers a powerful look at the very dramatic issues of immigration in France.

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Book review: The Sacred Night

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The Sacred Night
La Nuit sacrée

Coincidence? Travel the World With Books (#TTWIB) decided to focus on North African authors this month, and Morocco happened to be the country featured at the Paris Book Fair this year. Great opportunity to read a Moroccan novelist, with this little book found on my shelf: La Nuit sacrée, which received the Prix Goncourt in 1987.

 

Coïncidence? Le groupe de Travel the World With Books (#TTWIB) a choisi de se concentrer sur les auteurs nord-africains, et le Maroc était le pays à l’honneur au Salon du Livre de Paris cette année. Bonne occasion à saisir pour lire un romancier marocain, avec ce petit livre trouvé sur mon étagère : La Nuit sacrée qui reçut le Prix Goncourt en 1987.

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Book review: Chergui’s Child – I love France #176

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Chergui’s Child

 

Chergui's Child

Author: Jane Riddell
Publisher: self
Release date: June 3, 2015
Pages: 278
ISBN: 978-0993171413
also available as ebook
Genre: psychological literary fiction

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Buy the book: amazon.com | amazon.uk

 

MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK

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The synopsis of Chergui’s Child grabbed me – always judge a book by its synopsis! That must be one of the most difficult genres to write, it is so important, so much of my expectation as a reader relies on it!
I’m glad I read the novel and I am delighted to present to you another successful example of self-publishing.
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