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The Translator
by Leila Aboulela | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingwildboarhunterwing of Rodgau, Hessen Germany on 7/7/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingwildboarhunterwing from Rodgau, Hessen Germany on Saturday, July 07, 2012

7 out of 10

Juxtaposing the contrasting landscapes and culture of Khartoum and Aberdeen, Leila Aboulela paints and intimate portrait of a young woman torn between conflicting pressures, beliefs, and desires.

Sammar is a young Sudanese widow working as a translator in a British University. Rae is a Scottish lecturer on postcolonial politics. As Sammar slowly recovers from her husband's death, she finds her friendship with the enlightened and sensitive older man turning to love. But she cannot turn her back on her home, her culture, or her faith. (Amazon)

I liked the book, even if I'm not a muslim. It was moving to witness the inner fight of this young woman after all her suffering. Her decision's at least a decision for life. Enjoy! 

Journal Entry 2 by wingwildboarhunterwing at Canongate Books OBCZ in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, August 03, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (8/1/2012 UTC) at Canongate Books OBCZ in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom


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