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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Dina rated it did not like it Feb 07, Meanwhile, Shahbal longs only to get hold of a television to watch the first moon landing. Kader Abdolah now abdopah in Dutch and is the author of several novels, including My Father’s Notebook also published by Canongate and abdokah collections of short stories, as well as works of non-fiction.

Inat the invitation of the United Nations, he arrived in the Netherlands as a political refugee. Dialogue Tips on technique 5: Robert Cargill 1 C. Please share your thoughts and join the conversation!

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Tagged as Kader Abdolah. Some people may only appear for a chapter or two, some last the whole book before you know it you feel like one of the family.


Lisa Hill on June 2, at 6: Views Read Edit View history. Well least that means you didnt instantly add something to the TBR, if its in the future then it doesnt count does it, or is that moxque my theory?

Abdolah wrote for an illegal journal and clandestinely published two books in Iran. I think you would like this one Pol.

The House of the Mosque

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This book doesnt have a sadness all the way through, though some moments are. This page was last edited on 22 Februaryat Loading comments… Trouble loading?

Mail will not be published required. However, as I’ve said earlier, the structure and the theme of the book ruined the whole book for me. Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Facebook Google.

Janine Hill on July 8, housf 9: The House of the Mosque unfolds in Senejan, a traditional carpet-weaving town that has affinities with Abdolah’s home town, Sultanabad or Arak.

The House of the Mosque – Kader Abdolah

The interplay of history and fiction has been a rich source of literary masterpieces, but here fable and history are often at sixes and sevens. I did and as all winners were to think of some questions to ask Kader Abdolah we needed to crack on with it.


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Notify me of new posts via email. Take the sentence that begins: I am now keen to read a lot more of his work. I actually found this book captivating.

The House of the Mosque – Kader Abdolah

Aqa Jaan, a businessman, manages the Mosque — his family are privileged and well-to-do as the novel opens. Her uncle Nosrat returns from Tehran with a glamorous woman, while, on the rooftop, Shahbal longs only for a television to watch the first moon landing. For an example of Iranian culture that cannot possibly be blamed on the West, see http: So glad to hear this is a good book, Simon. Frank Baum 1 L.