Lyrics Alley

Aboulela, Leila

Book - 2011?
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Lyrics Alley
Their fortune threatened by shifting powers in Sudan and their heir's debilitating accident, a powerful family under the leadership of Mahmoud Bey is torn between the traditional and modern values of Mahmoud's two wives and his son's efforts to break with cultural limits.

Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2011?]
ISBN: 0802119514
Branch Call Number: FICTION ABOULELA 2011
Characteristics: 310 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm


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As Sudan shifts towards independence in the 1950s, a prominent family is dealt a blow that shakes up their own foundation and finds them caught between modern and traditional ways.

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Jun 17, 2013
  • bklynfig rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Beautifully written. Descriptive and evocative of another life in another place of another time.

May 02, 2012
  • uncommonreader rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Set in 1950s Sudan, this book tells the story of an affluent Sudanese family. Tragedy strikes the son who subsequently becomes a well-known poet. It contrasts the traditional vs the modern world. The author can tell a story.

Dec 15, 2011

Sandy 12/11

May 17, 2011

this is one of the best books I have read this year.great writing and a touching story.

I discussed it with a friend who is from Sudan originally,and he had praise for her writing and depiction of Sudan in the 1950's,the charcaters are memorable--


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