Summer voyages: Leo the African by Amin Maalouf surprised by the belated birth of a brown and fuzzy ‘Medici’, add the surname ‘Africanus’. Thus wrote Leo Africanus, in his fortieth year, in this imaginary autobiography of the famous geographer, adventurer, and scholar Hasan al-Wazzan, who was. Leo Africanus by Amin Maalouf, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Leo Africanus Amin Maalouf Snippet view – I am the son of the road; my country is the caravan, my life the most unexpected of voyages. Childhood there was a nonstop adventure, with visits to malouf and tours guided by his best friend, Aimn the Ferret, through the markets arficanus beggers faked epilepsy and storytellers told sexy yarns. At 40, he thinks: Africa’s Legacies of Urbanization: Violence and the Need to Belong. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Major business success follows, but when a powerful local businessman is murdered, Hassan, though innocent, is sent into exile. Historical fiction, fast published in France, based on the adventures of a merchant raised in North Africa, whose life was a madcap tour of the capitals of the Ottoman and Renaissance worlds.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But as Hassan’s career picks up globe-trotting speed, the human dramas recede and the alliances and politicking become confusing; Hassan himself becomes a smooth-talking pawn rather than a compelling hero.

Contents The Year of Salma alHurra. I am the son of the road, my country is the caravan, my life the most unexpected of voyages.

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This novel explores confrontations between Islam and Christianity as well as the mutual influence that the two religions had on each other and on the people they governed. August Learn how and when to remove this template message. Hassan al-Wazza, born in Grenada inwas a small child when the city fell to the Christians and he africnaus his Muslim family fled to Fez.

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Loading comments… Trouble loading? After Julian de Medici becomes pope, Hassan–now known as Leo Africanus–is sent to meet with the emissary of the Ottomans–who turns out to be none other than Mmaalouf the Ferret. Views Read Edit View history.

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Works by Amin Maalouf. The final journey is the reader’s. In later years, Hassan and his uncle are sent to Timbuktu on a diplomatic mission, rite uncle dies en route, and the bereaved teen-ager has to africanuz charge.


His family fled the Inquisition and took him to the city of Fez, in North Africa. His family fled the Inquisition and took him to the city of Fez, in North Africa.

At that age, the Summer car trip to the other side of the same country was a journey to a foreign land far far away where they spoke funny and did things differently.

From inside the book. It offers insights into syncretism, nationalism, religious fanaticism, capitalism and the hierarchies of oppression political, social, maalouv, financial, gender.

Summer voyages: Leo the African by Amin Maalouf

New Amsterdam- Fiction – pages. I am also called the Granadan, the Fassi, the Zayyati, but Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of When challenged by the latest occupier to state their nationality, people in the 20th-century borderlands of Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Latvia and Lithuania identified themselves as Tutejszy; the “from-here” people. Michaelle Browers Snippet view – Maalouf’s achievement is that he conveys al-Wazzan both as an everyman and an extraordinary man.