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The Wedding of Zein

The Wedding of Zein
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Description: “The Wedding of Zein” unfolds in the same village on the upper Nile where Tayeb Salih’s tragic masterpiece Season of Migration to the North is set. Here, however, the story that emerges through the overlapping, sometimes contradictory voices of the villagers is comic. Zein is the village idiot, and everyone in the village is dumbfounded when the news goes around that he will be getting married—Zein the freak, Zein who burst into laughter the moment he was born and has kept women and children laughing ever since, Zein who lost all his teeth at six and whose face is completely hairless, Zein married at last? Zein’s parti ... (more)
Manufacturer: NYRB Classics
Release date: 2 March 1968
ISBN-10 : 1590173422 | ISBN-13: 9781590173428
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PulpRoman rated this 7/10 1 month ago
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Book Diary 2020 (21 books items)

"Palm trees, my boy, like humans experience joy and suffering. Zein became an emissary for Love, transporting its sweet fragrance from place to place. The luscious dates that early ripen, steal my sleep and my thoughts quicken. "