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Lyrics Alley Ome
Lyrics Alley Ome | Leila Aboulela
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Set in 1950s Sudan, LYRICS ALLEY is the story of the powerful and sprawling Abuzeid dynasty. With Mahmoud Bey at its helm, the family can do no wrong. But when Mahmoud's son, Nur - the brilliant, charming heir to his business empire - suffers a near-fatal accident, his hopes of university and a glittering future are dashed. Subsequently, his betrothal to his cousin and sweetheart, Soraya is broken off, another tragedy that he is almost unable to bear. As British rule is coming to an end, and the country is torn between modernising influences and the call of traditions past, the family is divided. Mahmoud's second wife, Nabilah, longs to return to Egypt and leave behind the dust of 'backward-looking' Sudan. His first wife, Waheeba, lives traditionally behind veils and closed doors and resents Nabilah's influence on Mahmoud. Meanwhile, Nur must find a way to live again in the world and find peace. Moving from the villages of Sudan to cosmopolitan Cairo and a decimated post-colonial Britain, this is a sweeping tale of love, loss, faith and reconciliation.
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BookwormM
Lyrics Alley: A Novel | Leila Aboulela
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#ReadAroundtheWorld #SouthSudan based on the life of the authors uncle this is an interesting look at modern versus traditional family values in South Sudan particularly when it comes to women.

Full review here www.thereadersroom.org

Picture is peanut butter Aubergine a traditional recipe from South Sudan home made by me 👍

Tamra Yum! 10mo
Liz_M Looks delicious! 10mo
Simona Njam, njam 😋🤤 10mo
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BookwormM
Lyrics Alley: A Novel | Leila Aboulela

#readaroundtheworld #SouthSudan

Up next library book

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BookwormM
Lyrics Alley Ome | Leila Aboulela
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#Readaroundtheworld #South Sudan

Hello fellow globetrotting littens tomorrow is March and we are of to South Sudan I will be reading the tagged book when it arrives at the library let us know what your plans are 😃👍

wordzie 😎❤ 11mo
Simona My first March book is 11mo
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