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She begins – after a period of not writing – by penning the narrative of a mysterious man who courts the object of his desire through deceptive words, then she helplessly follows the path of her fictitious character only to find that the mystery man exists and it is he who has led her to his doorand into his life.
As love on paper becomes a forbidden love lived out in the dark corners of a broken city, Hayat’s country convulses with political upheaval. Selected pages Title Page. The novel addresses the challenge of standing up not only to terrorism but also to the crushing power of money and the media.
It will be the revelation. 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.
Her work has been translated into several foreign languages by prestigious publishing houses, including pocket books in French and English. 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.
Defying terrorism, she embarks in a singing career.
Zhlam for beautiful books? Chaos of the Senses Ahlem Mosteghanemi Limited preview – The Golden Chariot Salwa Bakr. American Univ in Cairo Press- Fiction – pages. The backdrop of political chaos creates a sense of foreboding and fear for two powerless lovers.
She was also aham from the Union of Algerian Writers for not conforming to the political line of her time.
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We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or being critical of a particular book. During the fifteen years she spent in Paris, Ahlam contributed to various magazines, and during time stolen from her new role as a mother of three young boys, wrote fragments of what turned out after four years to be a novel. 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.
Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Chaos of the Senses. This lyrical adventure teases the reader with facts for fiction and fiction for facts. But, at the time, the Algerian society was rebuilding its identity and recovering from a colonial past that resulted in the death of over a million and a half.
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.
Ahlam pursued her university studies at the Sorbonne, where in she obtained a doctorate in Sociology. This novel, written in a style highly poetic and with political bravado, will have a phenomenal success throughout the Arab world.
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It is a break up manual for women, which will chaoa Ahlem closer to a female audience Nessyan. Excited, the editor will declare: Ahlam Mosteghanemi’s novels have been adopted in the curricula of several universities and high schools worldwide, and dozens of university theses and research papers have been based upon her work.
But the line between fiction and reality blurs when she falls for a man who seems to have walked straight out of the pages of her notebook, a man who seduces her, instead of her heroine, with his silence. To date, more than one million copies have been sold snses the Arabic-speaking world excluding pirated editions which vastly outnumber the legal editions in the Arab world. The Polymath Bensalem Himmich. Chaos of the Senses. She lectured and worked as a visiting professor in many universities around the world including: In the wake of independence, her family moved back to Algeria, where her father, an intellectual and a humanitarian, occupied high positions in the first Algerian government.
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