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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. For its history, for its exploration of the meaning of material posessions, family and life itself.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Lyrics Alley?
There is a point where Nur starts reading again and realises he has something to live for. "He reads and there is no reason to die." Something as simple as that, in his condition, is suddenly a transformative experience that opens the doors to life itself.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Parisa Johnston?
Any additional comments?
I had no idea that Sudan and Egypt had such a tumultuous relationship in the past. In addition to telling a beautiful story about ambition, lost love and hope, Leila Aboulela, opens up a part of Africa's history that I was not that familiar with. Set in the 1950s in both Sudan and Egypt, this story follows the story of Nur Abuzeid, a young man destined to take over his father's business empire, but fate has other plans. Aboulela takes us through an unfamiliar time and place in a way that draws one in so that by the end of the story you have a picture of the political and social tensions of the time and are rallying behind Nur and his family to overcome them, but are still not sure if you want him to have everything that his heart desires.