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Two venturesome women on a journey through the land of their fathers and mothers A wrong turn A bad decisionThey had no idea when they arrived in Morocco that their usual freedoms as young European women would not b Let me start with the positive feedback You can read this booklet in little than an hour and it really captivates you As the title and the blurb immediately give away it s based on a true story of a Moroccan migrant who was smuggled over the Strait of Gibraltar Wieringa brings this story in a swirling style with a lot of attention to mood and ambiance And the way that migrant Murat Idrissi perishes is indeed downright tragicBut contrary to what you would expect the book lacks focus The emphasis is only partly on this incident and not at all on the person and background of Murat Instead Wieringa zooms in on how the young people involved in the drama deal with it Protagonist Ilham a Dutch Moroccan girl with a rather hesitant character is nicely drawn her internal struggle of how to handle the matter the corpse in the trunk gets a lot of attention Unfortunately all other characters are made of cardboard and respond to all common clich s Ilham s girlfriend is an unscrupulous slut their Moroccan friend a charismatic thief and all Moroccan boys and men both in Morocco and in the Netherlands are constantly horny The way the plot is sketched is also hardly credibleIt seems to me that Wieringa has written this exciting but superficial booklet in a haste and has hardly thought through both the composition and the drawing of the characters So despite the stylistic swirl to me this was worth only 2 stars

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De dood van Murat Idrissi

E available So when the spry Saleh presents himself as their guide and saviour they embrace his offer He extracts them from a tight space only to lead them inexorably into an even tighter one and from this far darke Thank you scribepub for sending me a copy of The Death of Murat Idrissi to review in my uest to read the Man Booker International long list At only 100 pages this one is novella than novel but the imagery is very striking like the cover and a pertinent storyThe translation from the Dutch by Sam Garrett was well done I thought I didn t really come across any awkward passages and I think that s probably because Tommy Wieringa employs very straight forward no nonsense language which is a lot easier to translate than flowery proseOur protagonists are two Dutch girls who decide to head to Morocco where their parents were born for a reason that s not really clear but also not the point of the story While there they cross paths with Saleh a guy who organises illegal crossings for Moroccans hoping to escape poverty and unemployment by heading to Spain In a time where there s seemingly never ending horrific stories of refugees drowning in attempts to cross the ocean in dinghies and the like this feels like an important book to remind us of the desperation these people feelFrom the title it s easy to see how the operation goes as Thouraya and Ilham agree to help Murat by smuggling him across in the tyre well of their car As much as I did enjoy the writing and the topic disturbing as the story is there is the uestion of Own Voices I appreciate that authors are trying to incorporate diversity into their work but Wieringa doesn t have any first hand experience being a second generation Moroccan girl from the NetherlandsI m not saying Wieringa s narration is bad indeed it s good and I m glad he s drawing our attention to the lengths people are willing to go in a grass is always greener scenario but I m sure you see the point

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R space there is no exitTheir tale of confinement and escape is as old as the landscapes and cultures so vividly depicted in this story of where Europe and Africa come closest to meeting even if they never uite touc Another reminder of the perils people face in trying to reach a country with supposedly better opportunitiesThe book has a great prologue which to me was probably the highlight The two young women in the story show all the smarts of preschooler They travel on a whim to Morocco with little money and one with her sisters passport they met up with a local lad who convinces them to help another local lad to hide in the boot of their car as they get back into Europe They make even stupid decisions and I was glad the book closed after only 100 pages It was very well written though


10 thoughts on “De dood van Murat Idrissi

  1. says:

    He is not only a stranger now he is an enemy He has nothing left in common with the nice boy she saw yesterdayThe final boo

  2. says:

    45★s“Thouraya’s hair was blowing wildly in the wind They smoked one cigarette after the other in silence Ilham admired her her independence and her fearlessness – she took what was coming to her she was bel

  3. says:

    Let me start with the positive feedback You can read this booklet in little than an hour and it really captivates you As the title and the blurb immediately give away it’s based on a true story of a Moroccan migrant who was smuggled over the Strait of Gibraltar Wieringa brings this story in a swirling style with a lot of attenti

  4. says:

    This novella is a relentless compulsive driven and desperate story of two young women whose good intentions lead them to make ever terrible choices The way I experienced reading this novel reminded me of reading Of Mice and Menit's

  5. says:

    There is an amazingly well written prologue And then there is basically the dead body of a boy and two women wondering how to get rid of it And Well thats basically it The dead body might be a symbol of guilt of migrants

  6. says:

    Thank you scribepub for sending me a copy of The Death of Murat Idrissi to review in my uest to read the Man Booker International long list At only 100 pages this one is novella than novel but the imagery is very striking like the cover and a pertinent storyThe translation from the Dutch by Sam Garrett was well done I thought I didn’t really come across any awkward passages and I think that’s probably becau

  7. says:

    It’s safe to say without spoiling the plot that Tommy Wieringa’s very short novel The Death of Murat Idrissi translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett is built around a striking image of a dead boy It’s one that I will probably remember for some time Besides that and the fine prologue however I found this a rather insubstantial novella that in my humble opinion has similar problems as Hubert Mingarelli’s Four Soldiers wh

  8. says:

    Another reminder of the perils people face in trying to reach a country with supposedly better opportunitiesThe book has a great prologue which to me was probably the highlight The two young women in the story show all the smarts of preschooler They travel on a whim to Morocco with little money and one with her

  9. says:

    A very short but griping story Two women with Maroccon roots but Dutch by nationality smuggle someone illegaly into Europe But thin

  10. says:

    This short 100 page novella really packs a punch I was invested in the decision making of these two young women during their whole journey and it's said to be based on true events An intense readTwo young Moroccan Dutch women in their early 20s are on a road trip visiting Morocco the land of their parents and forefathers Traveling alone as a female in Morocco has to be done carefully As both were raised in Western society and have all but d