Badawi

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  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • Badawi
  • Mohed Altrad
  • 02 April 2017
  • 0802125794

About the Author: Mohed Altrad

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Badawi Published to wide critical acclaim in France, Badawi is Mohed Altrad s heartrending debut novel, inspired by the author s own narrative arc from Bedouin orphan to engineer and finally billionaire businessman.In the Syrian desert, a young boy watches as his mother dies She was a repudiated woman, abandoned by the boy s powerful father, leaving Ma ouf to his scornful grandmother Though the Bedouin tribes have stopped their centuries long travels across the dunes their tents long since converted into sedentary shacks Ma ouf s grandmother wants him to carry on tradition as a shepherd But from the first time he sneaks off to the white walled schoolhouse to watch the other children learn, Ma ouf envisions a different future for himself This is one extraordinary child s story of fighting for an education, and a life, he was never supposed to have, from a tiny desert village to the city of Raqqa, from the university halls of Montpellier on to the oil fields of Abu Dhabi But is a life of exile the one he wants Can a child whose name means the abandoned one ever make a home for himself With each step forward, he feels the love of his youth a steadfast young Syrian woman named Fadia and the shifting, haunted sands of his native village pulling him back toward the past he thought he had left behind. Free Download [ Badawi ] by [ Mohed Altrad ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Badawi

  1. Emma says:

    3.5 starsThe constraints of length mean that the life of Maiouf, of Mohed himself to some extent, jump from event to event Yet this makes it a book of vivid pictures Instead of being left feeling like the story has been treated lightly, the reader feels like they have seen the highlights in full technicolour, the unimportant scenes cut away to leave the others with a far greater impact.Maiouf is a fascinating character Especially in the first third of the book, the alienation he suffers, the 3.5 starsThe constraints of length mean that the life of Maiouf, of Mohed himself to some extent, jump from event to event Yet this makes it a book of vivid pictures Instead of being left feeling like the story has been treated lightly, the reader feels like they have seen the highlights in full technicolour, the unimportant scenes cut away to leave the others with a far greater impact.Maiouf is a fascinating character Especially in the first third of the book, the alienation he suffers, the position as outsider , is stark and emotional Yet he is not an entirely likeable man, in the book at least I can t judge the author, of course His treatment of the woman he belatedly realises he loves is harsh andthan a little reminiscent of the kinds of behaviours he detested in his family as a child Perhaps he was doomed to repeat the ways in which he was treated, having little opportunity for positive relationships after the death of his ...

  2. Elyse says:

    After reading Badawi , a novel , I looked up information about Moded Altrad And that s when I cried My Godthis story, Badawi REALLY is autobiographical I had read the blurp months ago, but had forgotten about it at 2am when I started reading this on my paper white This story breaks my heartyet certainly has a h...

  3. Lark Benobi says:

    This novel is sweetly told in a way that reminded me strongly of the children s books And Now Miguel and Esperanza Rising and even Anne of Green Gables although the protagonist is not as overtly plucky or talkative as Anne by any means Here, in short, is the story of Badawi He is an orphan, he is wretchedly poor, and he overcomes seemingly insurmountable obstacles to achieve seemingly impossible goals It s a familiar story The action is presented in a straightforward manner The story mov This novel is sweetly told in a way that reminded me strongly of the children s books And Now Miguel and Esperanza Rising and even Anne of Green Gables although the protagonist is not as overtly plucky or talkative as Anne by any means Here, in short, is the story of Badawi He is an orphan, he is wretchedly poor, and he overcomes seemingly insurmountable obstacles to achieve seemingly impossible goals It s a familiar story The action is presented in a straightforward manner The story moves forward without a hint of novelistic flourish or digression I would not think the novel very interesting or new except that it tracks completely with the author s own life and childhood challenges Altrad himself ...

  4. Mabomanji says:

    Int ressant roman parlant de l ascension d un enfant de Syrie qui vivait dans la campagne recul e et qui gr ce l ducation a fait des tudes et a commenc travailler pour des exploitants p trochimiques Son lien sa terre natale va s tioler et il va se sentir en conflit partout o il se tr...

  5. Sandra says:

    review to come

  6. Liz says:

    This slim novel, originally written and published in France, is autobiographical The author, Mohed Altrad, was born in Syria and his mother died from giving birth to him His life was filled with indifference and downright hate from his grandmother and father Maiouf pushed himself into school and this becomes a true rags to riches story The novel doesn t create that easy a scenario Maiouf struggles for every crumb of life he can scratch away at and we, the readers struggle with him Maiouf g This slim novel, originally written and published in France, is autobiographical The author, Mohed Altrad, was born in Syria and his mother died from giving birth to him His life was filled with indifference and downright hate from his grandmother and father Maiouf pushed himself into school and this becomes a tr...

  7. Alicia says:

    Translated from the French this is the author s heartbreaking tale of loss and perseverance growing up Bedouin Syrian The writing is both stark and lush and the story is sparse with detail but rather full of deep emotional longing An interior often quiet and lonely journey into one man s ...

  8. Megan says:

    The child had never really believed the storytellers, never really accepted that someone could always win like the heroic soldiers in their tales But he d listened to them so often he d eventually convinced himself that, if you fought, you could always hope Page 13 If you don t listen to your history, you ll be as light as a cloud in the sky, you ll never be able to settle, light as a feather carried away on the wind Page 18 Why does he want to find a liar He asked Beca...

  9. David says:

    At first blush, this is a typical upward mobility, boy from the sticks goes to the big city story, with the message, You can t go home again The protagonist, a proxy for the author, was born a Bedouin Badawi near Raqqa, Syria, now famous for other sad reasons An outcast even in his village, he parlays hard work and success in school into a career as a petrochemical engineer, educated in France The story is well told and moving, though much of it is as old as Dick Whittington s Cat The At first blush, this is a typical upward mobility, boy ...

  10. Mike Clinton says:

    Bedtime reading for a few weeks The earlier parts of the book that cover the protagonist s childhood were interesting, but the novel ended in a way that felt predictable and even maudlin The author plays with themes centered on personal relationships within shifting frames of family and community culture complicated by individual transformation You can take the boy out of the desert but can t take the desert out of the boy seemed to be the trite moral of the unsatisfying resolution of the no Bedtime reading for a few weeks The earlier parts of the book that cover the protagonist s childhood were interesting, but the novel ended in a way that felt predictable and even maudlin The author plays with themes centered on personal relationships within shifting frames of family and community culture complicated by individual transformation You can take the boy out of the desert but can t take the desert out of the boy seemed to be th...