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Hudhud... Ina Haki الهدهد... ان حكي
By: Aboulela, Leila ليلى أبو العلا / Tr: Hassun, Azzah عزّة حسون

Language: Arabic


الهدهد... إن حكى
ليلى أبو العلا
ترجمة: عزّة حسون
صورة ساحرة وعميقة لثلاث نساء يبحثن عن الحرية.

سلمى سعيدة في زواجها. تحاول أن تنسجم مع حياتها في بريطانيا. عندما يتصل بها حبيبها الأول، تغريها المخاطرة بكل شيء.
موني هجرت وظيفتها من أجل ولدها المعوَق، لكن زوجها يطلب منها أن تنتقل معه إلى السعودية.
إيمان تشعر أن جمالها عبءٌ عليها. تزوجت ثلاث مرات وتتوق إلى الانعتاق.

تنطلق الصديقات في رحلة إلى المرتفعات الأسكتلندية حيث يزورهن طائر الهدهد. حكايات ذلك الطائر المقدس تدفعهنّ إلى التّساؤُل عن التضحيات التي قدمنها باسم الحب.

«رقيقة وممتعة» - Daily Mail
«تشدّ انتباهنا من الكلمة الأولى» - Chicago Tribune

Translated to Arabic, «Bird Summons» by Sudanese novelist based in Scotland, Leila Aboulela. An enchanting, deeply felt portrait of three women searching for freedom, from the three-times Orange Prize longlisted, Scottish Book Award and Caine Prize winner Leila Aboulela.

Salma, Moni and Iman are embarking on a road trip to the highlands to pay homage to Lady Evelyn Cobbold, the first British woman convert to Islam to perform the pilgrimage to Mecca. The women are looking for more than a holiday. Each wants to escape her life; each wants an answer.

Salma came up with the idea for the trip. Born in Egypt, she moved to Scotland for love, giving up her right to practise medicine. Now a successful masseuse, married to David and bringing up their children, she tries every day to fit in. And when her old boyfriend Amir starts messaging her, she is tempted to risk the life she has worked so hard to build.

Moni gave up a career in banking to care for her disabled son. After five years she is reaching breaking point. Her husband wants them to join him in Saudi Arabia, but Moni is reluctant to uproot her son, taking him to a country where she fears his condition will worsen.

Iman, the youngest of the three, in her late twenties and yet on her third husband, is burdened by her beauty. Treated like a pet by her lovers and friends, she longs to be alone and free.

On a remote hillside in Inverness, the women are visited by the Hoopoe, a sacred bird whose fables from Muslim and Celtic literature compel them to question the balance between faith and femininity, love, loyalty and sacrifice.

Brilliantly imagined, intense and haunting, «Bird Summons» confirms Leila Aboulela’s reputation as one of our finest contemporary writers.

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Product Details
By:Aboulela, Leila ليلى أبو العلا / Tr: Hassun, Azzah عزّة حسون
Pages: 318 pp
Publisher:Dar al-Saqi, Beirut, 2021
Dimensions:14 x 21 cm
Topic:Translated Literature - Novel - Scotland - Sudan

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ليلى أبو العلا روائية سودانية مقيمة في اسكتلندا. حازت جوائز عدة كما تُرجمت كتبها إلى خمس عشرة لغة.
صدر لها عن دار الساقي رواية «المترجمة» التي أُدرجت ضمن قائمة أبرز مئة كتاب في تصنيف صحيفة New York Times.

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