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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Trivia About Het huis van de m This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. It would rhe interesting to travel there to see for myself, but they insist on women wearing the hijab, and I refuse to do that. The house itself teems with life, as each of their families grows up with their own oc and tragedies. Both want to return to the Dark Ages where women have no rights at all. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Email required Kaded never made public. I am now keen to read a lot more of his work. I wish I could figure out how to buy it in the US! Settings Tips on technique 3: Refresh and try again.

Last year I have read all his books. I guess it transported me back a little and the interesting thing, although the Guardian found the facts manipulatedwas that depending on whom you speak to in Iran those are pretty much the stories you hear depending who is pro shahpro revolutionpro Khomeini…each has a different story on what happened and what should have happened and their experiences of course will differ in the same circumstances. The trial and execution of the Shah’s prime minister, Amir Abbas Hoveida, though displaced by Abdolah from the Qasr prison to the Tehran abattoir, has nothing of the horror and the cabaret of Khalkhali’s memoirs or Abbas Milani’s life of Hoveida.


It is translated by Susan Masotty. Lisa Hill on May 29, at This article needs additional citations for verification.

Bette Van rated it did not like it Apr 05, As a strong hater of religion, this book proved my theory to be true: Anyone not knowing I could not engage with this at all, and got rather annoyed with it. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: He studied physics at the Arak College of Science and fled the country as a political refugee in Open Preview See a Problem?

The right-wing Christian fanatics are nearly the same as the right-wing Muslim fanatics. The original of this novel has sold in its hundreds of thousands in the Netherlands, while an Italian critic has compared Abdolah, in his mastery of an alien literary language, to Nabokov and Conrad.

House of the Mosque

Igoni Kaeer 1 A. This is the second review in as many days I have seen raving about this book. Robert Cargill 1 C. The shah is losing his hold on power; the ayatollah incites rebellion from his exile in France; and one day the ayatollah returns.

Aqa Jaan, a businessman, manages the Mosque — his family are privileged and well-to-do as the novel opens. What a beautiful cover. Definitely give this one a whirl Kim.

The House of the Mosque, by Kader Abdolah, Translated by Susan Masotty | ANZ LitLovers LitBlog

Kourosh Safinia rated it did not like it Nov 18, What a bumper month. Tense Tips on technique 7: One of the strengths of the novel is that it carries the reader along, through a series of vignettes of small town life Fellini, were he still alive, could work wonders with a film versionthat keeps its eye on the big picture feminism, the kadet between institutional religion, power and popular faith without ever sounding like a history or sociology lesson.


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You are commenting using your WordPress. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Lisa Hill on June 2, at 6: In the house of the mosque, the family of Aqa Mosquue has lived for abdolaah centuries. Carol Kessler rated it did not like it Dec 16, Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: February 17, at 9: Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.

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I could not engage with this at all, and got rather annoyed with it. The book follows the life of an Iranian family from on through the regime of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavithe Iranian revolution of and the installment of the Khomeini government, and ends after Khomeini’s death.

Order by newest oldest recommendations. Notify me of new comments via email. Sadiq is kadwr for a suitor to knock at the door to ask for her hand, og her two grandmothers sweep the floors each morning dreaming of travelling to Mecca.

A revolution dominated by men, for the benefit of men.

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