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reader á Chewing Gum ¹ Paperback ✓ mansour bushnaf Mansour Bushnaf Arabic منصور بوشناف‎‎ born is a Libyan writer He began his literary career as a playwright and essayist before writing his debut novel Chewing Gum novel which was banned in in Libya Bushnaf’s essays have appeared in the Al Hayat Al uds Al Arabi Al Arab and Al Wasatdisambiguation needed The English translation of his novel Chewing Gum novel was published.

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Chewing GumA society exists beneath a repressive dictatorship The rhythmic act of chewing relentlessly continues as individuals time and land turn to waste In this debut novel no one escapes the critical gaze of a writer who witnessed first hand the brutality of Gaddafi’s regime At times downright funny and at times poignantly sad Chewing Gum depicts the academics politicians and businessmen of Libya who all claim a monopoly on the truth of the country but who all inevitably fail the individua

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  • Nada Elfeituri

    reader á Chewing Gum ¹ Paperback ✓ mansour bushnaf Chewing GumThis book is a gem in itself by virtue of the scarcity of Libyan novels and short stories The Gadhafi regime was unfortunately successful in repressing Libyan authors and choking the desire to read and write from the people I was actually surprised to hear that this was a translated version of the Arabic novel published in 2007 It doesn't have the typical stilted language and dry interpretation that most translated works do Instead the language flows beautifully and articulately conveying to the reader the spirit of old Tripoli It's not a typical love story as the description construes It's of a glimpse into Libya and the turbulent history of the country jumping from various time periods in a seemingly random order There is a range of characters who are all interconnected perhaps a nod to close knit Libyan society and even the statue or the park where the hero waits are gi


  • Khadeja

    reader á Chewing Gum ¹ Paperback ✓ mansour bushnaf Chewing GumGreat book that was recommended by Nada I loved all the different stories in the book and finished it all in one read


  • Charlotte Jones

    reader á Chewing Gum ¹ Paperback ✓ mansour bushnaf Chewing GumI received this book in exchange for an honest reviewChewing Gum provides a satirical and semi journalistic style look into life beneath a repressive dictatorship Bushnaf fills this novel with first hand experience that creates a rich and harsh reality within the pages contrastingly written in such a poetic style that the brutality hits even harder passages lingering even after you have set the book down I will say that this book does discuss some hard hitting topics and subjects that may not be suitable for younger readers such as prostitution sex assault and masturbation but none are discussed in any way that seems to excuse the characters' actions neither does it


  • Sara

    reader á Chewing Gum ¹ Paperback ✓ mansour bushnaf Chewing GumEach chapter as well as the novel ended abruptlytricked into the detail then abandoned is how i felt throughout the booki wish the author could have kneaded out of his imaginationI enjoyed how the plot weaved back and forth in time and also between the characters in a philosophical mannerand the description was refreshingAs a Tripoli resident it was easier to imagine the times and placesand the frustration in the story easily r


  • Haris

    reader á Chewing Gum ¹ Paperback ✓ mansour bushnaf Chewing GumJust finished Chewing Gum Mansour Bushnaf's fabulous and fabulist satirical first novel about love Libya and chewing gum with a fair helping of glib academic jibberjabber and art history Who knew chewing gum could have so many political economic philosophical and psychological dimensions One the funniest books I've read since Stanislaw Lem's The Cyberiad and Vonnegut's oeuvre 455 stars


  • Lizzie

    reader á Chewing Gum ¹ Paperback ✓ mansour bushnaf Chewing GumMore a series of vignettes than a coherent narrative Chewing Gum illuminates a number of enigmatic characters lost in the wake of personal and political disappointments Mukhtar remains frozen in time waiting for the lost object of young love or obsession to return to him; Fatma cannot run away fast enough seeking independence and control while sustaining herself through prostitution Omar Effendi sold his humanity killing a crowd of protesters for a government that no longer exists and looses himself in carnality while his twice abandoned wife Rahma smokes endless rounds of sheesha and waits in vain for her lover The narrative is swamped with beautiful but opaue images and stories the abandoned park the singer the statue inspiring obsessive love pompous academics and endless chewing of gum There are no neat metaphors to read here and while individual strands are thought prov


  • Ghassan

    reader á Chewing Gum ¹ Paperback ✓ mansour bushnaf Chewing GumThis is a brilliant book I have enjoyed reading both in Arabic and the English translation I got the same enjoyment of both books The book will give insight on a people living under an oppressive dictatorship Usin


  • Mercia McMahon

    reader á Chewing Gum ¹ Paperback ✓ mansour bushnaf Chewing GumA delightfully weird satire set in the early years of Gaddafi era Libya


  • Shawn Mooney (Shawn The Book Maniac)

    reader á Chewing Gum ¹ Paperback ✓ mansour bushnaf Chewing GumWith a near magic realist historical sweep reminiscent of Maruez's 'A Hundred Years of Solitude' this novel captivated me at first In addafi's Libya Fatma walks away from her lover Mukthar and from their relationship stranding him in a famous Tripoli park Watching her disappear into the horizon he freezes in place a statue for the next decade awaiting her return This after their brief courtship had centered around a nearby statue of a voluptuous woman a statue of mysterious historical origin and transfixing erotic power So far so good I had to bone up on the b


  • Michelle

    reader á Chewing Gum ¹ Paperback ✓ mansour bushnaf Chewing GumChewing gum was a little to figurative for my taste I would probably discover additional meaning from a reread but