The elders in a prominent Iranian family have always consigned certain belongings to posterity in a hidden crypt underneath their city’s mosque. The House of the Mosque has ratings and reviews. Vera said: I could not engage with this at all, and got rather annoyed with it. I found this w. Abdolah, Kader. (Het huis van de moskee). Albanian / transl. from Dutch by n.n.. Tirana: Fan Noli, since juni Fiction, Original title: Het huis van de moskee.

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It would be interesting to travel there to see for myself, but they insist on women wearing the hijab, and I refuse to do that.

I highly recommend these two books. Notify me of new comments via email. Oh wow, this sounds amazing! Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.

I did and as all winners were to think of some questions to ask Kader Abdolah we needed to crack on with it. Not available to order from this website, please try another retailer.

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I hate to think abfolah half a million Dutch readers mistaking all that for history. The right-wing Christian fanatics are nearly the same as the right-wing Muslim fanatics. A sweeping, compelling story which brings to life the Iranian Revolution, from an author who experienced it first-hand.

Let’s say this book made me a little depressed. Onto the wish list it goes.

How on earth would I keep up with all the religious references etc? One of the strengths of the novel is that it carries the reader along, through a series of vignettes of small town life Fellini, were he still alive, could work wonders with a film versionthat keeps its eye on the big picture feminism, the tension between institutional religion, power and popular faith without ever sounding like a history or sociology lesson.


You are commenting using your WordPress. I am a bit anti reading deadlines but in this instance it made me read a marvellous book I would have missed.

Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Facebook Google. Lisaa rated it did not like it Nov 06, K ader Abdolah is the nom de plume of an Iranian man who quit his native land infirst for Turkey and then the Netherlands, and has since written novels and other works in Dutch. Please consider donating to: I really couldn’t get into this book, I managed about pages but it was hard work.

But not even the beloved grandmothers can fosee what will happen in the days and months to come. However, as I’ve said earlier, the structure and the theme of the book ruined the whole book for me.

The House of the Mosque

Igoni Barrett 1 A. The interplay of history and fiction has been a rich source of literary masterpieces, but here fable and history are often at sixes and sevens. Email required Address never made public. I can fully appreciate why it has mosaue an international bestseller and translated in so many countries.

The House of the Mosque – Kader Abdolah

Khomeini spends his evenings watching nature films while his wife, Batul, poses for the camera. The story, rather like the Islamic republic itself, then meanders towards an inevitable kadeg indistinct end. This site uses cookies. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Notify me of new posts via email. As3b rated it did not like it Feb 20, For in Iran, political unrest is brewing. Its just magical in a way, so full its hard to describe.


My TBR is growing with your recommendations!! Abdolah’s history is of four types. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I was uneasy also about the way they caved in so quickly to being bullied e.

Mysticism is weaved into the writing, which does not appeal to me at all.

The House of the Mosque by Kader Abdolah

Het huis van de moskee thw Kader Abdolah. I have always been tempted by Vikram Seth and then scared off. Both of which not only tell a story about Iran, but do so in a clever and innovative way. Take the sentence that begins: Books by Kader Abdolah.

Kader Abdolah was born and grew up in a similar house in that city. This book doesnt have a sadness all the way through, though some moments are. Asad rated it did not like it Jan 16, This is the second review in as many days I have seen raving about this book.