(PDF READ) [Cannibales roman]
Great character development but nothing else really I won this book on a goodreadscom giveaway I am
not even sure how to write a review simply because I found theeven sure how to write a Review Simply Because I Found The To simply because I found the to uite bland I was pretty shocked by one particular section where the main character spoke about his teacher having relations with him I was not expecting that part The characters themselves did have interesting backgrounds but the story could have been told better Impressive and harrowing The writing or should I say the translation is at many times poetic and poignant reaching its greatest heights when it describes the hopes of this group of people with their sights set on their new lives in France Just putting that level of desperation into words for a group that s learned to remain silent and invisible is remarkable in itself to do it in a way that feels so real that doesn t have a hint of condescension but that surprises ou repeatedly is a real feat Mahi Binebine is the first Moroccan writer I have read and I really liked this for the important subject matter it addressesThe desperations and aspirations are finely portrayed in a situation that has become an industry unto itself across Fortress Europe The earnings for European utopia are particularly touching as a reader from a Europe that is looking increasingly dystopian and unwelcoming of anyone not able to offer blood and profitI hope to read Mahi Binebine s other translated novel shortly As a writer I am unsure how well the translations are dealth with which may explain the certain loss of story depth or character exploration outlined in previous reviews I found this to be a well worthwhile read for those after real stories that are rarely told I read this book in Dutch and out of interest of the current theme of boat refugees risking their lives to make it to Europe It s so easy to pretend not to understand why people make such choicesFrom the start I was captured by Binebine s poetic way of writing In spite of the storyline being uite filthy and even gruesome from time to time Even though there are some moments of happiness depicted in the book it Mahi Binebine’s courageous novel takes place in Morocco where seven would be immigrants gather one night near the Strait of Gibraltar to wait for a signal from a trafficker that it is time to cross While they wait their stories unfold Kacem Judi is an es.
Free read ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Mahi BinebineAints a gloomy story Each of the characters we meet in the book Feels To Have Come to have come a dead end in their lives They have to get to Europe It doesn t end well obviously And in spite of being a person who favours happy endings it couldn t have been an While Cannibales touches upon an important subject I think its execution fell short The narration style felt choppy and unbalanced as it went back and forth from present to past without any sort of transition and some of the plot points seem to come out of nowhere just to make the story shocking without really adding a purpose at least as far
AS I COULD TELL HOWEVER THE ENDING IS COMPELLINGLY could tell However the ending compellingly and realistic almost cyclically sad and merits further discussion Best of the Morocco fiction I ve read to date The story is engaging while remaining just to the good side of being overly dramatic The stories of corruption and various ways people suffer in North Africa are sad but probable I m bumping it up a star because of the uality of the writing Just based on my enjoyment of it I d give it 2 The overarching story is of North Africans waiting on a beach to be trafficked into Europe for various reasons Each character s back story is explored in depth The writing was uite lyrical and I found many of the character s stories interesting But the whole book was filled with so much sadness with very little hope It is a very gritty novel and I found myself wishing that we got to see some glimpses of happiness Even when life is bad there must be small moments of joy right It is uite timely right now with all of the news about Syrian refugees I think this is an important reminder that for every story we hear on the news there are hundreds that we don t hear I picked this little gem up at a used book sale I originally picked it up because of the cover es I will buy a book for the cover than I read the blurb from the book jacket Mahi Binebine s courageous novel takes place in Morocco where seven would be immigrants gather one night near the Strait of Gibraltar to wait for a signal from a trafficker that it is time to cross While they wait their Capee from the civil war in Algeria; Nuara with her newborn child hopes to find her husband who hasn’t been in touch for months since moving to France; and Aziz the oung narrator and his cousin Reda are severed in different ways from their families in .
Tories unfold So worth the 50 cents I paid for itThe POV is from Aziz a oung man who travels with his cousin Reda Both long for a better life Aziz has been fortunate and is educated However dire circumstances put him on the path he finds himself The other 5 people all have their own reasons to flee We sit on the beach and learn their stories as they wait for the signal from out in the straitThe writing is poignant through outThe world went on turning No one bothered about us it was as if we didn t exist as if we d never been born So what did it matter if we were devoured here or somewhere else or on the open seasas for the rest of my family what had they done to be so utterly forgotten They were buried in my mind like a handicap sucked down to the depths of my conscienceI had known from my earliest childhood that I was born at the wrong time in the wrong place I was a stranger among my kin a soul forgotten by the heavens lost in the mudA stunningly beautiful book highly recommended Binebine s novel immediately places us in the complex sordid and filthy es filthy business of migration over the Strait of Gibraltar from Morocco to Spain Under no uncertain terms is this a journey to be romanticized as the narrative makes clear by the contrast of Paradise in the translated title and the opening pages describing of Reda s gastrointestinal problems The original French language title Cannibales functions differently Yet this is simultaneously an opportunity to show the true courage of the narrator Aziz who honors his cousin and admirably seeks his protection There is much to analyze here by way of each character s ownpersonal journeys their failures lies masuerades and the Sisyphean way that thejourneys their failures lies masuerades and the Sisyphean way that the back and forth over masuerades and the Sisyphean way that the back and forth over ocean seems to lend itself to an ultimate reading of despairMy major contention with this novel which I won t detail here is its depiction of women that the terms of heroism is only understood via masculinist violence but arguably the novel itself offers that critiue This would be an interesting work to contrast with Laila Lalami s Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits. Outhern Morocco They all share a longing to escape and a readiness to risk everything Welcome to Paradise delves into a world that most readers know only from stories on the nightly news delivering a compassionate and striking portrait of human desperation.