Winner of the 2018 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature, The Book Smuggler by Omaima Al Khamis, translated from the Arabic by Sarah Enany, recounts the adventures of Mazid Al-Hanafi as he travels to various capitals in the Middle East and Spain in the 11th century CE. His journey coincides with a time of transition, when political and religious conflicts were ubiquitous in the Islamic world. During this period, rivalry between factions was rampant and different sects had the upper hand in various places across the region.
Approximate number of pages: 560 p.
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