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10 thoughts on “Bird Summons

  1. says:

    This was meant to be the ultimate threat the winning card If you don't carry the bundle of your crippled son drape yourself in a black abaya and hop on a plane to Saudi your husband will take another wife You will be replace

  2. says:

    The first book I have read by Leila Aboulela an author I've wanted to read for some time being someone who grew up in one culture and has experienced life in another culture of the variety that interests me the opposite of the colonial visitor There was a time when literary insights into other cultures came predominantly from male e

  3. says:

    The story follows three women Salma Moni and Iman as they undertake a pilgrimage to the grave of  Lady Evelyn Cobbold the first known Western woman to undertake a pilgrimage to Mecca The characters often veer towards caric

  4. says:

    I could'nt connect with any of the characters I found them annoying and just meh I tried really hard to find any sympathy and anything to like the book

  5. says:

    I was struggling with this book couldn't sympathise with the three main figures found them uite annoying and couldn't relate to their stories I admit that reading a book is not always about finding the main figures nice and relatable rather also about learning from someone else's experiences that might not be yours but a reading experience is

  6. says:

    It has to be a 5 star read The folklore mixed with religious and moral lessons I loved that there was no preaching morali

  7. says:

    I loved Aboulela's The Translator a stunning novel I also liked her early novel Minaret Bird Summons was disappointing to

  8. says:

    Leila Abouleila's novel was kindly provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review The book will be printed in Novem

  9. says:

    I had no contact with Miss Aboulela and her style of writing which means I did not have any special expectations for the book This review is also rather long because I had uite a lot of thoughts on itThat said I was definitely surprised how m

  10. says:

    I received a digital ARC from Netgalley for a fair and honest reviewWow This book was not what I expected When I read the synopsis I was expecting a road trip story about three friends who had all emigrated to Scotland I was prepared for culture shock misunderstandings and some laughs But what Ms Aboulela provide

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Bird Summons

To make an effort to belong And when her old boyfriend Amir starts messaging her she is tempted to risk the life she has worked so hard to build Moni has been caring for her disabled son Adam for five years and is reaching breaking point Her husband wants them to join him in Saudi Arabia but Moni is reluctant to uproot her son taking him to a country where his condition will render him an outcast Iman the youngest of the three in her late twenties and yet on her third husband is burdened by her. I could nt connect with any of the characters I found them annoying and just meh I tried really hard to find any sympathy and anything to like the book

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Salma Moni and Iman are embarking on a road trip to the Highlands to pay homage to Lady Evelyn Cobbold the first British woman convert to Islam to perform the pilgrimage to Mecca The women are looking for than a holiday Each wants to escape her life; each wants an answerSalma came up with the idea for the trip Born in Egypt she moved to Scotland for love giving up her right to practise medicine Now a successful masseuse married to David and bringing up their children she feels that she still has. The story follows three women Salma Moni and Iman as they undertake a pilgrimage to the grave of Lady Evelyn Cobbold the first known Western woman to undertake a pilgrimage to Mecca The characters often veer towards caricature the paper thin veils with which Aboulela dresses their personalty punctuated intermittently by demonstrations of depth whether it is Iman s tepid act of rebellion or Salma s harmless flirtation Whilst Bird Summons should be praised for depicting three Muslim women in sometimes nuanced ways the characters still feel like the sum of their parts rather than being well developed charac

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Beauty Treated like a pet by her lovers and friends she longs to be alone and freeOn a remote hillside in Inverness each woman is visited by the Hoopoe a sacred bird who comes with fables from Muslim literature and Celtic folklore forcing the women to uestion how much they have sacrificed in the name of love Bird Summons is a haunting fiercely compelling story of loyalties torn apart when love and religion faith and culture collide confirming Leila Aboulela as a leading storyteller of our times. Leila Abouleila s novel was kindly provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review The book will be printed in November but is already published in the UK and CanadaSalma moni and Iman are three Muslim women coming from three different Middle Eastern countries Egypt Sudan Syria with a very varied education and background Some have moved to England for reasons of marriage others for study and now they are at a turning point in their lives Salma lives a consolidated marriage and has a devoted husband but her life as a loving wife and mother no longer satisfies her because of her nostalgia for

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  • Bird Summons
  • Leila Aboulela
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  • 09 February 2019
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About the Author: Leila Aboulela

Leila Aboulela grew up in Khartoum Sudan where she attended the Khartoum American School and Sister School She graduated from Khartoum University in 1985 with a degree in Economics and was awarded her Masters degree in statistics from the London School of Economics She lived for many years in Aberdeen where she wrote most of her works while looking after her family; she currently lives and lect