[Reading] ➭ Mama Hissa's Mice ➵ Saud Alsanousi – Raovathaiphong.info


Mama Hissa's Mice From The Author Of The Bamboo Stalk And Winner Of The International Prize For Arabic Fiction Comes An Apocalyptic And Caustically Funny Novel About The Power Of Friendship In A War Torn WorldGrowing Up Together In The Surra Section Of Central Kuwait, Katkout, Fahd, And Sadiq Share Neither Ethnic Origin Nor Religious Denomination Only Friendship And A Rage Against The Unconscionable Sectarian Divide Turning Their Lives Into War Zone Rubble To Lay Bare The Ugly Truths, They Form The Protest Group Fuada S Kids Their Righteous Transgressions Have Made Them Targets Of Both Sunni And Shi A Extremists They Ve Also Elicited The Concern Of Fahd S Grandmother, Mama Hissa, A Story Spinning Font Of Piety, Wisdom, Superstition, And Dire Warnings, Who Cautions Them That Should They Anger God, The Sky Will Surely FallThen One Day, After An Attack On His Neighborhood Leaves Him Injured, Katkout Regains Consciousness His Friends Are Nowhere To Be Found Inundated With Memories Of His Past, Katkout Begins A Search For Them In A World That Has Become Unrecognizable But Not ForsakenSnaking Through Decades Of Kuwaiti History Well Into A Cataclysmic Twenty First Century, Mama Hissa S Mice Is A Harrowing, Emotional, And Caustic Novel Of Rebellion It Also Speaks To The Universal Struggle Of Finding One S Identity And A Reason To Go On, Even After The Sky Has Fallen



10 thoughts on “Mama Hissa's Mice

  1. says:

    Saud AlSanousi is legitimately one of the greatest Kuwaiti writing voices I cannot recommend this text enough It was banned for a time in Kuwait unsure if it s still banned since I did purchase additional copies of it at a state sponsored book fair , and it really gets down to the nitty and gritty of what is wrong with Kuwaiti society and what s right in it It frankly did leave me feeling a little hopeless, but hey, I can exp


  2. says:

    I loved some of the main characters, the writer s style is intriguing and beautiful However, his first book will always be my favorite


  3. says:

    Full review at Syrian Researchers website


  4. says:

    Too long, too many details but it made me cry, smile, laugh and freak out every time this sentence was written I love how much this book made me miss home but I hated it because the cliffhanger and the fact that i have no idea what am I suppose to think about the end.But the ending feels similar to an Indian movie Rang De Basanti.


  5. says:

    The novel was monotonous to read It could not create nor maintain interest Some of the characters left a touch but most were bland I also partly attribute my dislike of the novel to my ignorance of the socio political situation of the country.


  6. says:

    Can t wait to read it


  7. says:

    From the author of TheBambooStalk and winner of the International Prize of Arabic Fiction comes an apocalyptic and caustically funny novel about the power of friendship in a war torn world. MamaHissasMice is a powerful novel that talks about Two time periods in Kuwait, between 1985 and the fictional time in 2020 From simplicity and kindness to the struggle of racism and identity It was a heavy read, don t get me wrong it wasn t because of it s weigh


  8. says:

    This book tells a compelling story set in Kuwait It starts on one street and telescopes out It reveals the conditions that existed before the Iraq Invasion and the aftereffects The narrator, as a boy, a young man, and later an older man, tenderly recounts the steadfast friendships he cherished in his neighborhood Friendship is inaccurate here as the intimacy is almost as close as those in a family And it is that proximity which makes the ensuing conflic


  9. says:

    I could spend a very long time praising this work I actually was reluctant to finish it This has taken the Arab political fiction to a new level A contemporary, elegant, andliterary level I am forever impressed by the craft of this author, starting slightly from the first novel up to his 2017 novel There are no loose threads, and he always closes his novels at exactly the right time The convoluted double threaded plot here remind me of the time continuum of


  10. says:

    DNF ed after 200pages, skimmed through the rest and read the last chapters I m so disappointed since this one of my most anticipated read and a 5 stars prediction I just couldn t even force myself to finish it The topic in this book is a bit over done, yet still so important to talk about, the execution of it was however absolutly terrible The same ideas were repeated over and over again, every 2 pages we re reminded of something that already was talked aboutit


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About the Author: Saud Alsanousi

Saud Al Sanousi is a Kuwaiti novelist and journalist, born in 1981 His work has appeared in a number of Kuwaiti publications, including Al Watan newspaper and Al Arabi, Al Kuwait and Al Abwab magazines He currently writes for Al Qabas newspaper His first novel THE PRISONER OF MIRRORS was published in 2010 and won the fourth Laila al Othman Prize, a prestigious award for novels and short stories by young writers He won the first prize for his story The Bonsai and the Old Man in the Stories on the Air competition organised in July 2011 by the Al Arabi magazine with BBC Arabic Also WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC FICTION known as the Arabic Booker WINNER OF THE STATE OF KUWAIT PRIZE