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The Resource The German mujahid, Boualem Sansal ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne

The German mujahid, Boualem Sansal ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne

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The German mujahid
Title
The German mujahid
Statement of responsibility
Boualem Sansal ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Two immigrant brothers discover the truth about their German father's past in this masterly investigation of evil, resistance and guilt, billed as "the first Arab novel to confront the Holocaust." Narrator Malrich, the younger son of a German father and an Algerian mother, lives with relatives in a gritty, mostly Arab housing estate outside Paris. Malrich is an indifferent hoodlum while his older brother, Rachel, has a university degree and a glamorous job at "a multinational." The plot hinges on Malrich's reading of Rachel's diary after Rachel commits suicide. After their parents were murdered in Algeria in 1994, Rachel discovered that their father was a Waffen SS officer posted to the death camps. In alternating chapters, the story is perfectly rendered in Malrich's wonderfully adolescent voice and Rachel's increasingly agonized diary entries. All this plays out against Malrich's perceptive likening of Hitler's Germany to the rise of fundamentalist Islamism on his housing estate..
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BTCTA
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Sansal, Boualem
Dewey number
Fiction
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Wynne, Frank
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  • Brothers
  • Families
  • Algeria
Label
The German mujahid, Boualem Sansal ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
228 p.
Isbn
9781933372921
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn318411349
  • (OCoLC)318411349
Label
The German mujahid, Boualem Sansal ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
228 p.
Isbn
9781933372921
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn318411349
  • (OCoLC)318411349

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