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
Originally published as
De dood van Murat Idrissi
in 2017
Genre: Literary Fiction
112 pages


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


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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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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