The Village Indian

The Village Indian

Abbas Khider Donal McLaughlin / May 25, 2019

The Village Indian Part Odyssey of the Persian Gulf and part Nights in Europe this debut novel is drawn from the author s experiences as a political prisoner and years as a refugee Our hero Rasul Hamid describes t

  • Title: The Village Indian
  • Author: Abbas Khider Donal McLaughlin
  • ISBN: 9780857421012
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Part Odyssey of the Persian Gulf and part 1001 Nights in Europe, this debut novel is drawn from the author s experiences as a political prisoner and years as a refugee Our hero Rasul Hamid describes the eight different ways that he fled his home in Iraq and the eight different ways he has failed to find himself a new way home.From Iraq via Northern Africa through Europe aPart Odyssey of the Persian Gulf and part 1001 Nights in Europe, this debut novel is drawn from the author s experiences as a political prisoner and years as a refugee Our hero Rasul Hamid describes the eight different ways that he fled his home in Iraq and the eight different ways he has failed to find himself a new way home.From Iraq via Northern Africa through Europe and back again, Abbas Khider deftly blends the tragic with the comic, and the grotesque with the ordinary, in order to tell the story of suffering the real and brutal dangers of life as a refugee and to remember the haunting faces of those who did not survive the journey This is a stunning piece of storytelling, a novel of unusual scope that brings to life the endless cycle of illegal entry and deportation that defines life for a vulnerable population living on the margins of legitimate society Translated by Donal McLaughlin, The Village Indian provides what every good translation should a literary looking glass between two cultures, between two places, between East and West.

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      • Abbas Khider Donal McLaughlin

        Abbas Khider was born in 1973 in Bagdad At the age of seventeen he was arrested for political activism In 1996 after his release he fled Iraq and stayed in various countries with illegal refugee status He has been living in Germany since 2000 He studied literature and philosophy in Munich and Potsdam The publication of his debut novel Der falsche Inder 2008 was followed by Die Orangen des Pr sidenten 2011 , Brief in die Auberginenrepublik 2013 and Ohrfeige 2016 He is the recipient of several awards, most recently the Nelly Sachs Prize, the Hilde Domin Prize and the Chamisso Prize Abbas Khider lives in Berlin.Awards2013 Nelly Sachs Prize2013 Hilde Domin Prize 2016 Spycher Prize2017 Mainzer Stadtschreiber Prize2017 Adelbert von Chamisso Prize


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    1. Seagull books are most interesting. There is something about the list that makes you want to read everything they publish. Their fiction is superlative. Their non-fiction mesmerizes you as a reader. Their concepts and what they choose to publish is beyond anything that I have seen come from other publishers. So when I started reading “The Village Indian” by Abbas Khider, I knew I had struck gold. “The Village Indian” is not an easy read – in the sense that it is difficult to get your t [...]




    2. Abbas Khider writes nicely, poetically, sadly, funny. he is a complete writer. his story must be read from all of us, it is a lesson of open-mindness and antirassismus. Very innovative construct of the novel."Das Leben ist wie Wasser, das man nicht mit der Hand greifen und festhalten kann. Du Kannst nur mittendurch tauchen.""Das Leben ist wie eine Wand. Du musst mit dem Kopf dagegen schlagen, um zu verstehen, was die Wahrheit ist"."Die schönsten Wege sind die, die ihr Ziel nicht erreichen"


    3. Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts!The Village Indian is written by Abbas Khider. I had heard about the author while researching for my German Diverse Books project. He was a refugee and is living in Berlin at the moment. While planning my TBR for Asian Lit Bingo, I decided to read one of his books for the Asian Refugee MC square. I read this book in German. Unlike the other books that I’ve read for this project, this book is available in German, Arabic and En [...]


    4. Die Geschichte der Flucht, eine wahre Odyssee, wird wieder und wieder erzählt. Aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln, mal ironisch, mal naiv, am Ende immer düsterer. Manchmal wechselt die Perspektive in einem Absatz, oder sogar in einem Satz. Auf den ersten Blick ein sprachlich einfacher Text, aber je genauer man liest, desto mehr Schichten der Dunkelheit kommen zum Vorschein. Trotzdem nur drei Sterne, weil die Rahmenhandlung im Zug leider etwas konventionell daher kommt. Außerdem ärgerlich: die Be [...]


    5. "Die deutsche Polizei hatte meine Fingerabdrücke genommen und erklärte mir, diese würden nun an alle Asylländer weitergeleitet. Deshalb könne ich nun nirgendwo anders Asyl beantragen. Nur in Deutschland. Jeder Versuch, Deutschland zu verlassen, sei eine Straftat. Seitdem hocke ich also hier."



    6. Beeindruckendes Buch, starker Inhalt, mir hat es gut gefallen und ich ich hatte es innerhalb weniger Tage durchgelesen.


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