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Books: In The Hour of Signs

Signs of the Hour cover  
  • Publisher:

    Heinemann, African Writers Series
  • Edition:

    Oxford 1996
  • Pages:

    248
  • ISBN:

    0-435-90922-3
 

Summary:

19th century Sudan, wracked by religious, cultural and political differences, is brilliantly evoked in Mahjoub's most ambitious book yet. A colourful cast of soldiers and ascetics, nationalists and cynics, Arabs and Europeans, Muslims and Christians - some wise, some misguided - play parts in a vast conflict few of them can comprehend. As the rumblings of war become deafening, the narrative races towards a conclusion that is both satisfying and profoundly disturbing.

"Mahjoub has emerged as the leader of a new and exciting pack of young writers who can delve into several cultures for their creative inspiration" Read more

Translations

  • Le train des sables|Actes Sud 2001

    French

    Le train des sables

    Actes Sud 2001

  • Die stunde der zeichen|Gutenberg Verlag 2008

    German

    Die stunde der zeichen

    Gutenberg Verlag 2008

  • Alametler Saati|Yapi Kredi Yayinlari 2005

    Turkish

    Alametler Saati

    Yapi Kredi Yayinlari 2005


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