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  • Hardcover
  • 348
  • The Road from Damascus
  • Robin Yassin-Kassab
  • English
  • 09 March 2018
  • 9780241144091

10 thoughts on “The Road from Damascus

  1. says:

    'You need to be attentive to know what you believe Muntaha experiences God's comings and goings Because it goes too; it isn't always there Inside her hot and cold alternate like the seasons And she knows which she prefers She aims for summer She aims for light'The Road from Damascus by Robin Yassin Kassab was an absolute pleasure to read Published in 2008 this really felt like a huge step in the right direction for genuine representations of British Muslims in contemporary fiction There were elements that felt repetitive and overdone the figure of the 'extremist' the idea of secularism as the single 'enlightened' way of life but Yassin Kassab took these stereotypical themes found in novels by Rushdie Kureishi etc and contextualised them allowed his readers to understand why the characters are the way they are and challenged them in all the right ways That's so important when writing of issues as potentially problematic as theseThis book was very thoughtful and I loved that about it It was intelligent philosophical full of life and clearly written with love My FAVOURITE thing about it was the character Muntaha a BritishIrai Muslim woman and teacher who decides to wear hijab Her character is fierce firm and so empowering She rejects the negative vibes from all the crappy men around her and really embodies all the parts of Islam I love the mostThe Road from Damascus was a breath of fresh air and considering it was written almost ten years ago I have hope of even even better representations of Muslims in fiction being created and published in the next few years Hopefully my own book too


  2. says:

    I couldn't wait to get to the end It was a bit of a slog The guy who wrote it has just invented a story about the world that he knows but it isn't particularly good interesting or well written I felt like there were loads of caricatures rather than characters like his brother in law for instance Too many thoughts of the author masuerading as a character thinking If i'd have read a precis of the book before reading it and seeing exactly when it was set instead of just admiring the cover I don't think that I would have read it I actually can't even be bothered to say any


  3. says:

    They used his body as a door to his soul They climbed in through it keeping their boots on found the soul and kicked it down to size In uieter moments they reasoned with it gently convincing it that if it did exist it certainly had no right to Then they hoovered it up all except a grain a peppercorn of hope I will live it said I will see Mouna She will make me better We will start again


  4. says:

    A complex story about family religion history and identity What does it mean to be an Arab a Muslim living in modern London? A chaotic jumbled picture of life in London and Syrian Sami's conflict with his religion or lack of it his failure as an academic; his marriage The confusion of modern urban life and out place within it and coming to terms with identity and your family An unusual bookPS the writer has a Syrian father and an English mother


  5. says:

    To be honest I found the first 50 pages excessively boring and over detailed I must confess however that my understanding of the purpose of the book do justify the way it was written It is meant to describe the life of Arabs in the West in places were an Orientalist judgement seems to befall Arab Muslims in particular The book is very thought provoking and worth reading


  6. says:

    hmm i guess i randomly picked up a jewish book and now an arabic book how funnyyassin kassab's writing style is excellent and descriptive particularly as the novel starts out it's about sami traifi's crisis in faith a muslim that believes religion is stupid and mere fantasy the death of his father and a visit to syria revisit him constantly in nightmares and he withdraws from everything the novel is a story about several people and particularly his journey towards understanding himself being and believingit had it's problem areas for me and the writing feels a little overbearing to me towards his downward spiral but overall i enjoyed the book and particularly enjoyed the strength of his wife's character muntaha


  7. says:

    When we have inner battles with ourselves when we cannot escape our past and have it influencing the future in some wayThis novel tells the story of Sami Traifi who have a mixed past hanging on a string that starts from Damascus and ends in London after the darkness comes the dawn and the hope


  8. says:

    Beautiful metaphors and similies True tradition has had decayed so long it had crumbled into itself its crumbs had been thorougly mulched in the jaws of various modernismsThis book is about the journey of a Syrian living in London to find himself confronting his culture his religion his family and his past The writing is great The style superb It addresses all the senses


  9. says:

    Opening in the now ominous summer of 2001 Yassin Kassab’s promising first novel sees Sami Traifi wandering through the crowded markets and alleyways of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited city DamascusFeeling unmoored and rootless in London Sami has travelled to his father’s birthplace in a misguided attempt to make sense of his rapidly unravelling life What Sami discovers there only adds to his troubles and when he returns to England his drifting uncertainty worsens From the flawed but ultimately likeable Sami to his beautiful poised and self contained wife Muntaha her apparently pious and conservative father Marwan and callow brother Ammar every character steps from the pages a fully rounded human being Whether meditating on family history or the immigrant experience reflecting on love poetry death and the meaning of faith or the rejection of it Yassin Kassab reminds us how rich a good book can be A very enjoyable wise and intelligent novel that grows in the telling


  10. says:

    it's not that i didn't like it It actually started really good but u get to the middle of the book and after Muntaha's father dies i think the story kind of drifts to no where It got a little boring actually but anyway the ending was kind of good Not highly recommended


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About the Author: Robin Yassin-Kassab

Robin Yassin Kassab was born in London in He has taught English around the Arab world as well as in Turkey and has been a journalist in Pakistan His first novel The Road From Damascus was published in .