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Bridges Of Constantine - Ahlem Mosteghanemi



Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


Bridges Of Constantine

The Bridges of Constantine
From "the most successful writer in the Arab world" ("Forbes"), a sweeping, beautifully written love story between a former fighter in Algeria's wars of independence and the daughter of a revolutionary hero.

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Khaled, a former revolutionary in the Algerian war of liberation has been in self-exile in Paris for two decades, disgusted by the corruption that now riddles the country he once fought for. Now a celebrated painter, Khaled is consumed with passion for Hayat, the daughter of his old revolutionary commander, who unexpectedly reenters Khaled's life. Hayat had been just a child when he last saw her, but she has now become a seductive young novelist. The first novel in an award-winning, bestselling trilogy that spans Algeria's tumultuous recent history,The Bridges of Constantine is a lyrical and heartrending love story.

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


Number of Pages 320


Remarkable, insightful ... The elegiac quality is present not just in the themes, but also in the astonishingly poetic language throughout ... I stopped and marvelled every few pages ... This is one of the richest and most evocative books that I have read all year, I only hope we don't have to wait too long for the two sequels to The Bridges of Constantine to be published in English. The Arab-speaking world shouldn't get to keep Mosteghanemi's novels all to itself Independent A window into a different world Daily Mail Mosteghanemi is a good storyteller, and her plot picks up when it moves to the Maghreb. She delivers a scathing portrait of Algeria's corrupt leadership Independent Ahlem has carved a place for herself as one of the most important writers of the Arab world Youssef Chahine, Egyptian director, winner of the Cannes Film Lifetime Achievement Award