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Chaos of the Senses (Modern Arabic Literature) [Ahlam Mosteghanemi, Humphrey Davies] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Ahlam . Among the several books that made an impression on me, I choose to talk about Chaos of the Senses by Ahlam Mosteghanemi. The story takes. Ahlem Mosteghanemi’s Chaos of the Senses is the second instalment in an award – winning trilogy that cemented Ahlam Mosteghanemi (Goodreads Author).

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Ahlem was born in Tunis.

To date, more than one million copies have been sold across the Arabic-speaking world excluding pirated editions which vastly outnumber the legal editions in the Arab world. Retrieved from ” https: The Arabic language, encouraged by her French-speaking father as if in revenge, provided her with a sense of liberation since her family had not mastered the newly reacquired Arabic language.

The second novel in the international bestselling trilogy from ‘the literary phenomenon’ ElleAhlem Mosteghanemi, Chaos of the Senses is a powerful story of love, identity and liberation. Needless to say, in keeping with the precedent of every great love story ever written, death awaits at the final turning rather like the cold shower that has successfully doused many a heated loin and to return the player to a reality that has been stripped clean of every hint of passion, robbing it of flavour and leaving it as starkly unpalatable as ever.

Buy from other retailers. As a general rule we do not censor any content on the site. Anuja Chandramouli ‘s review May 20, After she received her B. The Best Books of Chaos of the Senses Ahlem Mosteghanemi Limited preview – The publishing house Albin Michel translated some of her work in French: Furthermore, through her writings she led the fight against corruption, injustice, totalitarian regimes, fundamentalism, new forms of colonization and the denigration of women’s right.

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But Hayat is too drunk on forbidden love and even as tragedy overtakes her homeland as well as family and threatens to consume herself sdnses well, she is too far gone to even think of turning back. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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Chaos of the Senses. Most of Ahlem’s work has been published in English by Bloomsbury Publishing which includes:. The mosteghsnemi story is set between an armless painter and the daughter of his former commander encountered in Paris 25 years after the war.

In a famous letter to the author, Nizar Kabbani, the great contemporary Arab poet, declared: Hayat, the daughter of a war hero and wife of a high — ranking government official whose job it is to snuff out any threats to the ruling regime seeks to detach herself from the unfolding strife around her and the iron fist of her husband by escaping into a world of heady passion that she herself has constructed with reckless abandon within the pages of her book, content to pour out the flames of her endless desire into a river of ink.

At the time, she was part of the first generation to acquire the right ahla study in Arabic after more than a century of prohibition by mosteghabemi French colonization. Search for a book to add a reference.


The jury will say about the author: About Ahlam Mosteghanemi Algerian novelist and poet Ahlam Mosteghanemi is the best-selling female author in the Arab world. Want to Read saving…. The Polymath Bensalem Himmich.

Mosteghanemi takes her readers through the streets of suspicion and suspense, and the ups and downs of a forbidden love affair, through a story within a story, as a writer stuck in a loveless marriage to an important military man inadvertently writes what eventually comes true.

We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or being critical of a particular book. While her husband, a high-ranking officer, preoccupies himself with politics, Hayat finds freedom from her highly regimented life in the ahlma of her writing.

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Visit our Mosteghanemu Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. One twist leads to the next, as the question remains of which man the writer was destined to meet and fall in love with – the mysterious artist or the doomed journalist.

Resources in your library Resources in other libraries. Each part of the trilogy, now a classic, is a bestseller in its own right throughout the Arab world. Defying terrorism, she embarks in a singing career.