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Travelling With Djinns

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Yasin is driving through Europe in a dilapidated Peugeot 504 with his seven-year-old son Leo. He's not sure where they're going. He just knows he's thirty-seven years old, his wife is about to divorce him and this is his last chance to explain to his son who he is and where he comes from. The problem is that Yasin isn't sure of the answer to these questions himself. Born i ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Vintage (first published July 28th 2003)
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أحمد دعدوش
بغض النظر عن الخلاف الأيديولوجي والفكري، أعجبني أسلوب محجوب السردي، وذكاؤه في ابتكار المواقف الهزلية، واستحضاره فيما يبدو لتجربته الشخصية ولازدواجية هويته.
وهذا لا يمنع من رثائي لعبثيته، وربما عدميته.
رولا البلبيسي Rula  Bilbeisi
The first thing that drew my attention to this novel was the title, what did the author mean by djinns? As you read furthur and come to understand Yasin's background (the narrator), you find that the title is as pronounced and described in Arabic Mythology, they are the good or evil spirits that haunt people. In his case, they are his memories and sorrows carried along through his 37 years in the back of his mind. I quote : " your troubles go with you wherever you travel as an imp-like creature ...more
بثينة

اعجبني استخدام الرحلة في الرواية للتعبير عن البحث عن الهويه. لكن الترجمه العربية سيئة مع وجود بعض الاخطاء المطبعيه. مستوى الرواية بشكل عام متوسط
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Jan 11, 2015 Graeme rated it it was amazing
A really wonderful story. Challenging but rewarding. A must-read for members of/those with ties to the Sudanese expat community, or 3rd culture kids on the whole.
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Jamal Mahjoub was born in London in 1960. After living in Liverpool for several years, the family moved to , his father’s home country. Mahjoub attended Comboni College, run by Italian priests. He subsequently received a grant from Atlantic College in , and continued his studies in geology at the university of Sheffield. While still a student he began publishing his literary texts
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