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The moufflon, a wild sheep prized for its meat, continues to survive in the remote mountain desert of southern Libya Only Asouf, a lone bedouin who cherishes the desert and identifies with its creatures, knows exactly where it is to be found Now he and the moufflon together come under threat from hunters who have already slaughtered the once numerous desert gazelles The novel combines pertinent ecological issues with a moving portrayal of traditional desert life and of the power of the human spirit to resist The Bleeding of the Stone


About the Author: Ibrahim al-Koni

Ibrahim al Koni Arabic is a Libyan writer and one of the most prolific Arabic novelists.Born in 1948 in Fezzan Region, Ibrahim al Koni was brought up on the tradition of the Tuareg, popularly known as the veiled men or the blue men Mythological elements, spiritual quest and existential questions mingle in the writings of al Koni who has been hailed as magical realist, Sufi fabulist and poetic novelist.He spent his childhood in the desert and learned to read and write Arabic when he was twelve Al Koni studied comparative literature at the Maxim Gorky Literature Institute in Moscow and then worked as a journalist in Moscow and Warsaw.By 2007, al Koni had publishedthan 80 books and received numerous awards All written in Arabic, his books have been translated into 35 languages His novel Gold Dust appeared in English in 2008.



10 thoughts on “The Bleeding of the Stone

  1. says:

    The Bleeding of the Stone is the work of Libyan author Ibrahim al Koni, who has won several awards, among them the Swiss State Award 1995 for this book, the Japanese Translation Committee Award for his Gold Dust 1997 , and in 2010, the Arab Novel Award His novel New Waw, Saharan Oasis won him a place on the


  2. says:

    This book is my first foray into the body of Al Koni s work, though I feel a pang of guilt that, as a Libyan, I read the translated English version rather than the original Arabic Libya is a large country, and oftentimes the inhabitants of different regions hardly know about each other For most of those who liv


  3. says:

    I m very happy to find one of my all time favorite writer in the library of Goodreads Ibrahim Al Koni is brilliant writer, and if like to knowabout Libya or live in a new myth, you real have to read Al Koni Actually I d like to recommend all his books, but this is the only one I found in here It s really really so


  4. says:

    A decent read Very good metaphor for animal extinction caused by man s reckless slaughter Some good descriptive passages, but otherwise nothing of special note here.


  5. says:

    I will start off by saying that I absolutely loved this book I had never read a piece of Libyan literature let alone Saharan literature before this piece, and I was blown away by it In summary, this book is about a man named Asouf who is a goat herder in the deserts of Fezzan, Libya Born an only child, he was taught by


  6. says:

    Magical


  7. says:

    I tell you Be patient How can you live in the desert without patience The man who was never granted its contentment will never be happy there I tell you Use patience and cunning, they re the secrets of the desert Asouf is a Bedouin living alone with his sheep in the cave laden mountains of Libya This novel tells his story and


  8. says:

    This novel has all the ingredients that should have made it one of my favorite novels the Sahara, Tuaregs, spirituality, and a reverence for nature Set in Southern Libya in the 1930s, the story starts with the very shy Asouf, a lonely goat herder, who isat home in caves with ancient paintings or among animals than in the modern


  9. says:

    The Bleeding of the Stone is a Libyan novel about Asouf, a Bedouin man living a hermit like existence out in the desert, herding goats and occasionally guiding foreigners to see the rock paintings on the walls of the wadis.Asouf has a spiritual relationship with the desert and particularly with an animal called the waddan, the Bar


  10. says:

    It s nice to read a modern Arabic work that for once revolved around themes other than religion and politics This particular story focused on environmentalism, especially the delicate balance of desert ecology where, in the absence of civilization, man and beast depended directly on one another for survival The story incorporates magi


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