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وعندها سترى هذا المشهد ابوك في زي اهل نابولي على متن هذه السفينة التي تعيده الى الشاطئ الافريقي وهو منهمك في الكتابة وكأنه تاجر يعد لائحة حساباته في نهاية رحلة بحرية طويلةاليس هذا ما افعله تقريبا ماذا ربحت، ماذا خسرت، ماذا اقول للديان الاعظم؟ لقد اقرضني اربعين عاما بددتها في الاسفار، فعشت الحكمة في روما، والصبابة في القاهرة، والغم في فاس، وما زلت اعيش طهري وبراءتي في غرناط 6 MAR 2016 Asma connected me to another book about Leo Many thanks Asma Trickster Travels SEP 2016 5 star fabulous Reading about Leo s adventures reminded me a bit of Walter Mitty could Leo really have been in all these places met all these people and experienced all he wrote about Or perhaps he built upon others stories and experiences Either way the reading and writing are breathtaking Anton of Walter Mitty could Leo really have been in all these places met all these people and experienced all he wrote about Or perhaps he built upon Missing, Assumed Dead others stories and experiences Either way the reading and writing are breathtaking

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Léon l'Africain

امراء واغلال العبيد وازاحت اصابعي الاف الحجب ولونت شفتاي بحمرة الخجل آلاف العذارى، وشهدت عيناي احتضار مدن وفناء امبراطورياتولسوف تسمع في فمي العربية والتركية والقشتالية والبربرية والعبرية واللاتينية والعامية الايطالية لان جميع اللغات وكل الصلوات ملك يدي، ولكنني لا انتمي الى اي منها فانا لله وللتراب، واليهما راجع في يوم قريبوستبقى بعدي يا ولدي، وستحمل ذكراي، وستقرأ كتب Although the premise of this book based on the travels of the actual Leo Africanus was what drew me to it it really suffered from a disjointed plot Leo s travels are what makes him uniue he is one of the few historical figures who demonstrated the blend of Muslim Jewish and Christian faiths around the fall of Granada Yet the reader gets almost no sense of the society in which he fits His numerous travels seem to have no connection to one another and the characters around him suffer from a serious case of being two dimensional I kept reading to try and see what I was missing figuring it was me who just wasn t getting into the story enough or not paying enough attention Well having finished it I realized that it wasn t my fault as a reader there simply just wasn t enough of a plot to hold the book together Which is a crime as the travels of this man could certainly have filled than the scant 300 pages of the book Leo Africanus life is one of the most perfect out of history to be turned into historical fiction and it s upsetting that it was botched so badly A Wolfs Desire Reluctant Mates of this book based Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) on the travels Zenith of the actual Leo Africanus was what drew me to it it really suffered from a disjointed plot Leo s travels are what makes him uniue he is A Pale Light in the Black one Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves of Muslim Jewish and Christian faiths around the fall Spieserye of Granada Yet the reader gets almost no sense Feral of the society in which he fits His numerous travels seem to have no connection to Krismis van Map Jacobs one another and the characters around him suffer from a serious case Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods of being two dimensional I kept reading to try and see what I was missing figuring it was me who just wasn t getting into the story enough Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche or not paying enough attention Well having finished it I realized that it wasn t my fault as a reader there simply just wasn t enough Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, of a plot to hold the book together Which is a crime as the travels Mensa Riddles Conundrums of this man could certainly have filled than the scant 300 pages Julie of the Wolves of the book Leo Africanus life is The Right Swipe one Touched of the most perfect Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa out Ugly Fish of history to be turned into historical fiction and it s upsetting that it was botched so badly

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ختنت، أنا حسن بن محمد الوازن، يوحنا ليون دومديتشي، بيد مزين وعمدت بيد احد البابوات، وادعى اليوم الافريقي ولكنني لست من افريقية ولا من اوروبة ولا من بلاد العرب واعرف ايضا بالغرناطي والفاسي والزياتي، ولكنني لم اصدر عن اي بلد ولا عن اي مدينة، ولا عن اي قبيلة فانا ابن السبيل، وطني هو القافلة وحياتي هي اقل الرحلات توقعالقد عرف معصماي على التوالي دغدغات الحرير واهانات الصوف، ذهب Leo Africanus belongs to several very old traditions of storytelling It is epic heroic and joins a long line of contemporary political commentaries hidden beneath a thin veil of time and space It is a tale based on the life of what we re almost sure is a real historical figure Leo Africanus or al Hassan ibn Muhammad al Wazan as his original name likely was was a Muslim born in Granada about the time of the Reconuista His story begins with the voices of others speaking to him telling him who he is we follow his family into the large exile community of Granadans in Fez Morroco and then slowly follow Hasan himself as his story graduaally starts to become his own We re given a rich wonderfully filled out picture of the Mediterranean and North Africa at the turn of the 16th century from Al Andalus to the Maghrib from Timbuktu to the Sahara downtown Cairo to wild independent mountain territories of Africa Barbary pirate controlled port towns to Ottoman Constantinople to Italy in the prime of the Renaissance This is the great strength of the book The reader is given a much rounded picture of this era than is often typical in the West one that does not care what the hell Christopher thinks he can find in the West Indies or the martial suabbles of Henry of England Maalouf is excellent at showing us a world balanced and mixed between East and West where it was a very real possibility that a Sultan might rule in Rome or the Castilians might decide to create an empire in North Africa Each little place visited has it s own proud history that matters very much and who are you over there to think that yours matters He does a wonderful job at showing us how absolutely meaningless any kind of border we create is whether physical or mental What s great about LeoHasanwhoever he is at the moment is that he seems both the essence of his time in the thick of each development and yet an escapee from history able to look like many different people have many different names as with all exiles lit this book is all about the names while remaining himself despite it all Maalouf s addition to the beatitudes is Blessed are the outsiders a blessing that his main character is both tortured and exonerated by It is hard not to be moved by Maalouf s movingly expressed ultimate mission of tolerance and peace especially when we know that the 40 years of bloody pointless absurd conflict that Leo Africanus witnesses is a stand in for an ongoing contemporary conflict that has lasted than 40 years now and shows no signs of stopping Despite being published in 1986 this book remains sadly as relevant today as the day it was publishedHowever And it s a very unfortunate however I do have to detract some points for the technical construction of this novel It is an epic as I said and since it is trying to give us a history of 40 years of this area of the world our main character is reuired to be in a lot of places and meet a lot of people We re never in one place for very long which for one thing makes the story rather disjointed and underdeveloped and for another a real person would need a miracle to make it happen And so he gets miracles Lots of them His progress is frankly ridiculously unbelievable It reuires every other person he meets to take a special liking to him and give him amazing gifts money opportunities that allow him to progress to the next unbelievable meeting he sees everyone from Raphael of Urbino and Pope Leo to the Ottoman Sultan the pirate Barbarossa and kings from lands near and far Unfortunately our character is not at all developed one assumes due to time constraints in getting him all over Africa and Europe so we have no idea why he s so special and nor are we given much of a reason to care We are supposed to like him as he voices a number of modern approved political opinions but the dispersal of these feels cheap And also I just have to note his character does a number of despicable things that are hard to forgive such as repeatedly abandoning his wives and children and even on one occasion having sex with his wife on their wedding night despite the fact that she faints away that the prospect she s uite sheltered and religious When he s taken to task for this by one of his wives we get some answer about how you just can t tie me down baby that s supposed to tie into his exile rootless nature but really just reads as a cheap excuse for him to get on with the next scene of his life since Maalouf has said all he wants to say involving the particular storyline that woman is a part of There are one or two developed characters HasanLeo s best friend Hurun for example one of his wives and at one point his father who serves as of a representative sample but it still works but these are picked up and put down as our Hero needs them to continue on I love exile lit don t get me wrong but it is at it s most powerful where we believe that the main character is exiled from something this particular character doesn t seem to have much of a stake in anything he s able to abandon each thing as necessary and we rarely see him carry over any wounds from one book of his story to another It doesn t help that the story is told in a very impersonal tone a tone that struck me as fairly unbelievable most of the time after all the story is meant to be him writing down his life for his young son and only in the and here s the message kids interludes between the volumes of his story do we see any of that like the author himself sometimes forgets his format I didn t feel at all emotionally attached to this book and I really wanted to It s just such a shameThis book should ve either been much longer or found a way to give us it s messages without the Where s Waldo round Maalouf he had to write before he could make the kind of universal statements he wanted to make here In the end I felt like I was being called to witness something when what I really wanted and what he gave us in those all too brief glimpses was to get to know someone who had witnessed and survived


10 thoughts on “Léon l'Africain

  1. says:

    Check this out'Wherever you are some will want to ask uestions about your skin or your prayers Beware of gratifying their instincts my son beware of bending before the multitude Muslim Jew or Christian they must take you as you are or lose you When men's minds seem narrow to you tell yourself that the land of God is broad; broad His hands and broad His heart Never hesitate to go far away beyond all seas all f

  2. says:

    Leo Africanus belongs to several very old traditions of storytelling It is epic heroic and joins a long line of contemporary political commenta

  3. says:

    So good I changed my name by deed poll

  4. says:

    Leo Africanus is a wonderfully realized imaginary autobiography of one Hasan of Granada driven from Spain along with his family at the time of the Inuisition From there his life was to follow the edges of the Mediterranean in a tale that covers the years from his birth in 1488 through the end of his writing in 1527 He la

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    Joannes Leo Africanus alias al Hasan ibn Muhammad al Wazzan al Fasi whew that name is longer than mine was a 16th century traveller diplomat and geographer whose works became uickly famous and for a long time were a source of infor

  6. says:

    Although the premise of this book based on the travels of the actual Leo Africanus was what drew me to it it really suffered from a disjointed plot Leo's travels are what makes him uniue he is one of the few historical figures who demonstrated the blend of Muslim Jewish and Christian faiths around the fall of Granada Yet the reader gets almost no sense of the society in which he fits His numerous travels seem to have no connectio

  7. says:

    Reading Amin Maalouf's book is a bit like viewing McArthur's Universal Corrective Map of the World In that map north is at the bottom and south at the top In addition Asia and the Pacific Ocean are in the center It's a jarring inversion of perspective In the world history class I took in college the key figure

  8. says:

    6 MAR 2016 Asma connected me to another book about Leo Many thanks Asma Trickster Travels SEP 2016 5 star fabulous Reading about Le

  9. says:

    Beautiful imaginative enjoyable to read

  10. says:

    Overall this one was a good reading experience except for when Leo started to talk about his relationship with his lovers In different format of story telling what he was revealing probably acceptable but in this book the intended reader supposed to be his Son I could not believe peoples in Leo's life time revealing so much about their intimate relationship to their son however close the father and son bond was

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