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A Muslim suicide

Author: Ben Salem Himmich; Roger Allen
Publisher: Syracuse : Syracuse University Press, 2011.
Series: Middle East literature in translation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Award-winning novelist Bensalem Himmich's third novel to be translated into English is a vertiginous exploration of one of Islam's most radical thinkers, the Sufi philosopher Ibn Sab'in. Born in Spain, he was forced to immigrate to Africa because of his controversial views. Later expelled from Egypt, Ibn Sab'in made his way to Mecca, where he spent his final years. Himmich follows the philosopher's journey,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Named Person: ʻAbd al-Ḥaqq ibn Ibrāhīm Ibn Sabʻīn; ʻAbd al-Ḥaqq ibn Ibrāhīm Ibn Sabʻīn
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Salem Himmich; Roger Allen
ISBN: 9780815609667 0815609663
OCLC Number: 713189556
Description: 414 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Middle East literature in translation.
Other Titles: Hādhā al-Andalusī.
Responsibility: Bensalem Himmich ; translated from the Arabic by Roger Allen.

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The Muslim Suicide focuses on the life of an actual historical character, Ibn Sabin (1217-69), who, born in the town of Murcia in Andalus (Arab Spain), ended his life while on pilgrimage to Mecca.  Read more...

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