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Mahjoub, Jamal 1960-

Works: 23 works in 143 publications in 8 languages and 2,530 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Fantasy fiction  Short stories  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9408.S83, 823
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Jamal Mahjoub
Most widely held works by Jamal Mahjoub
The Heinemann book of contemporary African short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 20 stories written between 1980-1991 which deal with themes relevant to various regions of Africa
Navigation of a rainmaker by Jamal Mahjoub( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and French and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans le désert soudanais, la lente descente aux enfers de Tanner
In the hour of signs by Jamal Mahjoub( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth-century Sudan, wracked by religious, cultural and political differences, is brilliantly evoked in Mahjoub's most ambitious book yet. A colourful cast of soldiers and ascetics, nationalists and cynics, Arabs and Europeans, Muslims and Christians - some wise, most misguided - play bit parts in a vast conflict few of them can comprehend. As the rumblings of war become deafening, the narrative races towards a conclusion that is both satisfying and profoundly disturbing
Wings of dust by Jamal Mahjoub( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memoir of a North African intellectual. He recounts the idealism of young men like him as their country gained independence from the colonial power, and their rancor at seeing their work ruined by power-hungry politicians who sent them into exile
The drift latitudes by Jamal Mahjoub( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Liverpool, 1958, and German refugee and inventor Ernst Frager is in search of a sense of belonging. What he finds is an unusual nightclub on the Merseyside docks, and Miranda: hat-check girl, aspiring jazz singer and daughter of West Indian immigrants. Their doomed love affair will have repercussions for the children waiting for Ernst back in London, but also for the daughter Miranda gives birth to. Almost half a century later, Jade finds herself grappling with the very questions that drove her father into the arms of her mother, and realising that a successful career cannot define an identity; nor can you separate your existence from all the many other stories connected to it ..." "Like the jazz that snakes its way through this novel, The Drift Latitudes is about how we improvise our lives and the chances we take. From the Nubian boy who flees the tedium of home to find the bright lights of New York's jazz scene, to Ernst's daughter Rachel who turns her back on Europe and follows her husband to the Sudan, it is about the movement of people around our globe and the interdependence of our dreams."--Jacket
The carrier by Jamal Mahjoub( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alger, 1609. Rachid Al-Kenzy, soupçonné d'avoir tué un marchand juif, est lapidé par la foule. Arrivé deux ans auparavant, considéré comme un faiseur de miracles ou un démon, cet homme mystérieux intrigue par son savoir immense et par sa couleur de peau. Emprisonné, il se voit proposer un marché : ramener d'Europe la dernière invention optique allemande
The Djinn falls in love & other stories( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating collection of new and classic tales of the fearsome Djinn, from bestselling, award-winning and breakthrough international writers. Imagine a world filled with fierce, fiery beings, hiding in our shadows, in our dreams, under our skins. Eavesdropping and exploring; savaging our bodies, saving our souls. They are monsters, saviours, victims, childhood friends. Some have called them genies: these are the Djinn. There is no part of the world that does not know them
Travelling with Djinns by Jamal Mahjoub( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yasin is driving through Europe in a dilapidated Peugeot 504 with his seven-year-old son Leo. He's not sure where they're going. He just knows he's thirty-seven years old, his wife is about to divorce him and this is his last chance to explain to his son who he is and where he comes from. The problem is that Yasin isn't sure of the answer to these questions himself. Born in the Sudan to an English mother and an Arab father, he has two passports but no national identity. When he met his English wife, he thought that love could transcend borders. Now he is coming to see that, wherever you travel, you take the ghosts of your past with you." "As he and Leo drift through Germany to Paris in search of Europe's history, and onwards via Provence to Spain to find Yasin's ex-lover and his lost brother, Yasin reflects on the tragi-comic ironies of his displaced life and the kind of mixed-up world his son will inhabit. When they finally wash up on the Costa Brava, once the border between the Christian and Muslim worlds, he and Leo are on the verge of separation but the brink of understanding."--Jacket
Daughter of the Ganges : a memoir by Asha Miró( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adopted from an orphanage in India when she was seven, Asha Miro went to Barcelona, Spain - Asha returns to her birthplace twenty years later to recover the missing pieces of her birthplace
Le train des sables by Jamal Mahjoub( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman historique
Nubian indigo : une histoire d'eau, d'amour et de légendes by Jamal Mahjoub( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un écrivain exilé en Egypte évoque son pays à travers l'histoire du grand barrage d'Assouan : il rend hommage à la civilisation nubienne et au triste devenir de la population qui fut déplacée, avant que le fleuve ne vienne à jamais noyer les villages et que la Nubie soit engloutie dans les eaux du lac Nasser
Die dunklen Straßen von Kairo by Jamal Mahjoub( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Soedanese vluchteling wordt door een Egyptische magnaat ingehuurd om de al weken vermiste ster van diens voetbalelftal op te sporen
A line in the river : Khartoum, city of memory by Jamal Mahjoub( )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A moving portrait, part history, part memoir, of Sudan - once the largest most diverse country in Africa - and its self-destruction. In 1956, Sudan gained Independence from Britain. On the brink of a promising future, it instead descended into civil war and conflict, including the crisis in Darfur which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and driven many more from their homes. When the 1989 coup brought a hard-line Islamist regime to power, Jamal Mahjoub's family were among those who fled. Almost twenty years later, he returned, to find a country on the brink of rupture. Re-discovering the city in which his formative years were spent, Mahjoub encounters people and places that he left behind. The capital contains the keys to Sudan's divided, contradictory nature and while exploring the Khartoum's present - its changing identity and shifting moods, its wealthy elite and neglected poor - Mahjoub also delves into the country's troubled history, one turbulent with the rivalry between Christians and Muslims. His search for answers evolves into a thoughtful meditation on the meaning of identity, both personal and national. A Line in the River combines lyrical and evocative memoir with a nuanced exploration of a country's complex history, politics and religion. The result is both captivating and revelatory."--Provided by publisher
I cristalli del cielo by Jamal Mahjoub( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under anden himmel, 1 = Under different skies, 1( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D'encre et d'exil 5 : Buenos Aires-Paris, allers-retours : cinquièmes rencontres internationales des écritures de l'exil by Rencontres internationales des écritures de l'exil( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le train des sables by Jamal Mahjoub( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Sternenseher by Jamal Mahjoub( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Der sternensher by Jamal Mahjoub( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Der Sternenseher by Jamal Mahjoub( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The Heinemann book of contemporary African short stories
Navigation of a rainmakerIn the hour of signsThe drift latitudesThe carrierTravelling with DjinnsDaughter of the Ganges : a memoir
Alternative Names

controlled identityBilal, Parker, 1960-

Jamal Mahjoub écrivain britannique

Mahjoub, Jamal, 1960-

Джамал Махджуб

Махджуб, Джамал

جمال محجوب كاتب بريطاني

English (72)

French (23)

German (20)

Turkish (11)

Spanish (7)

Dutch (3)

Italian (1)

Danish (1)