The Bleeding of the Stone

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Interlink Books, 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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Ibrahim Al-Kony is a Libyan national from the Touareg people. The Touareg are desert nomads of Berber origin. They have been Islamicised but not Arabised. Al-Kony did not learn Arabic until he was ... Read full review

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This book is my first foray into the body of Al-Koni's work, though I feel a pang of guilt that, as a Libyan, I read the translated English version rather than the original Arabic. Libya is a large ... Read full review

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Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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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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