Turki Al-Hamad Adama: A Novel

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Adama: A Novel

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In his tranquil middle-class neighbourhood, eighteen-year-old Hisham doesn't quite fit in. He's a budding philosopher who spends his days reading banned books and developing his political ideals. His Saudi Arabia is a nation embroiled in internal conflict, torn between ancient tradition and newfound prosperity. Hisham finds himself caught up in the struggle for change, devoting more and more of his time to a shadowy group of dissenters even as he questions both their motives and methods. The result is an intense showdown between Hisham's love for his family, his firmly held beliefs and his yearning for social justice. He awakens to passions both private and political, coming to grips with the paradoxes of a conservative land where illicit pleasures co-exist with the apparatus of a merciless state.

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Turki al-Hamad is a bestselling author in the Arab world. Adama is the first volume of his best-selling trilogy about his native Saudi Arabia, which includes Shumaisi and Karadib. His novels are highly controversial and banned throughout most of the Middle East. Following the publication of Adama he became the target of four outstanding fatwas claiming his life. He continues to live in Riyadh.

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'Explosive ... We look forward to the second and third volumes of the trilogy.' TLS 'Adama is not only a warm, funny and fascinating book, it is also a very brave one. It deserves to be read.' The Times 'Al-Hamad has written a charming and involving coming-of-age tale. Always humane and often humourous, Adama has much to say about the foibles of the adolescent mind.' Boyd Tonkin, The Independent 'This sweet almost whimsical novel was banned for its political curiosity.' Mariella Frostrup, Open Book 'I loved this book, which exposes the secrets of the inner and the outer life of the people of Saudi Arabia and made them vividly real to me; writing this book was a great act of courage.' Maggie Gee

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