The bleeding of the stone

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Interlink Books, Feb 2, 2002 - Fiction - 136 pages
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The moufflon, a wild sheep prized for its meat, continues to survive in the remote mountain desert of southern Libya. Only Asouf, a lone bedouin who cherishes the desert and identifies with its creatures, knows exactly where it is to be found. Now he and the moufflon together come under threat from hunters who have already slaughtered the once numerous desert gazelles. The novel combines pertinent ecological issues with a moving portrayal of traditional desert life and of the power of the human spirit to resist.

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Review: The Bleeding of the Stone

User Review  - Aziza - Goodreads

This novel has all the ingredients that should have made it one of my favorite novels –the Sahara, Tuaregs, spirituality, and a reverence for nature. Set in Southern Libya in the 1930s, the story ... Read full review

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User Review  - Thomas Hübner - Goodreads

“The desert is a true treasure for him who seeks refuge from men and the evil of men. In it is contentment, In it is death and all you seek.” This muwwal, a traditional song, performed by the Sufis in ... Read full review


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Abdallah al-Nasser was born in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, in 1953 and studied Arabic Literature at al-Imam University, Riyadh. He is at present cultural attache in London and editor of Al-Thaqafiyah, a quarterly journal concerned with Arabic culture. His first collection of short stories. The Mirage (1998), dealt especially with the experience of confronting an unbalanced model of modernization.

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