The elders in a prominent Iranian family have always consigned certain belongings to posterity in a hidden crypt underneath their city’s mosque. The House of the Mosque has ratings and reviews. Vera said: I could not engage with this at all, and got rather annoyed with it. I found this w. Abdolah, Kader. (Het huis van de moskee). Albanian / transl. from Dutch by n.n.. Tirana: Fan Noli, since juni Fiction, Original title: Het huis van de moskee.

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Both want to return to the Dark Ages where women abdolan no rights at all. Kader Abdolah a pen name created in memoriam to friends who died under persecution by the current Iranian regime was born in Iran in This is definitley epic and sprawling and yet not hard like some titles can be.

Lisa Hill on May 31, at Ik mis een verteller. The House of the Mosque unfolds in Senejan, a traditional carpet-weaving town that has affinities with Abdolah’s home town, Sultanabad or Arak. Het huis van de moskee van Kader Abdolah 14 62 Jan 04, Oooh where did you see the other, I am intrigued to find others who abdola it so much.

The book really is abdokah on the family of Aqa Jaan who live in the house next to the mosque and also own it in the Iranian province of Senejan and have done for eight centuries. To ask other readers questions about The House of the Mosqueplease sign up. Het einde is ook niet veel soeps. Notify me of new posts via email.


House of the Mosque – Kader Abdolah – – Allen & Unwin – Australia

Abdolah has lived in the Netherlands since This page was last edited on 22 Februaryat Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: And that I guess is why I wagged my little tail so much over it. Order by newest oldest recommendations. He manages to show the poetic character of Iran which is utterly gorgeous.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Now I really want to read much more of his work, he is definitely an author I will be looking out for more in the future. Cat on Savidge Reads at the Man Booke…. Ingenious, but complacent in their habits and religion, they are no match for the rough customers of the revolution. Robert Cargill 1 C. Casey-Cardinia Library Rate this: The story is a “semi-mythical narrative For details of the CAL licence for educational institutions contact: February 17, at 2: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. A sweeping, compelling story which brings to life the Iranian Revolution, from an author who experienced it first-hand. Jefferson Farjeon 1 J. Publieksprijs voor het Nederlandse Boek Nominee But one question, my review was naive in what way? The House of the Mosque. Kader Abdolah’s book goes a little like this: Don’t bother, it just turns in to ramblings. Tagged as Kader Abdolah. The trial and execution of the Shah’s prime minister, Amir Abbas Hoveida, though displaced by Abdolah from the Qasr prison to the Tehran abattoir, has nothing of the horror and the cabaret of Khalkhali’s memoirs or Abbas Milani’s life of Hoveida.


Aqa Jaan, a businessman, manages the Mosque — his family are privileged and well-to-do as the novel opens. The story, rather like the Islamic republic itself, then meanders towards an inevitable but indistinct end. I have been doing my reading up on this one hee hee. These events impact on the family in disastrous ways.

This book doesnt have a sadness all the way through, though some moments are. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Last year I have read all his books.

House of the Mosque

He went into Dutch exile didnt he? Kf looks like an interesting list, Deane — the ones that include a description as well, that is.

Samareh Mohammadzadeh rated it did not like it Aug 26, February 25, at You are commenting using your Facebook account. But this family will experience upheaval unknown to previous generations. The hereditary owners of the town’s congregational mosque occupy a large, old house. It’s a critique of fundamentalism, which is good but did not go far enough for me.

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