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More Details The Tunisian "Yankee", known as Dawood in America, does indeed succeed after many futile attempts to escape from his bleak homeland, in which he saw no prospect for a better future. Yet, this only exemplifies the tragedy of his life and also provides the novel with its melancholy theme — in his tenacious struggle for independence and his attempt to build a life together with Elena, an Italian exile stranded in America who was on the same steamer during his cross-Atlantic journey, he constantly encounters defeat.
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The narrator skilfully interweaves the various time periods surveyed by Daoud in his recollections. Sometimes Daoud recalls Nora, a circus artist with whom he fell in love while in Tunisia, and then we are suddenly back to the midst of war during the campaign in France, where Daoud is critically wounded attempting to save a fellow soldier.
Now and again, she describes the warfare as succinctly and bitterly as Celine in his "Journey to the End of the Night": "The next surge of young men who would be blown away, pitiful pin-like figures on the board of invisible players. And then again she employs lyrical prose, in which the poetry borders on the flowery: "Her whispers are hardly more audible than the lisp of the eucalyptus leaves in the light breeze behind them. At times, the novel reads as if it were based upon a real biography which the historical photos on the book cover seem to suggest.
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The author has excellently researched her material, evidenced by the period minutiae that she includes and the various settings. Airship travel serves as an apt symbol of his enhanced utopian expectations and his indestructible hope of escaping his much too small and limited life. Nevertheless, the novel should in no way be reduced to its historical context. Rather, it almost reads as a parable of a modern displaced person, searching the world over for a dignified life while constantly living in fear of being turned away at the border and being referred once again by the authorities.
It is an impressive literary work, in which the author provides her readers with deep insight into the character of its tragic protagonist. Following the violent crackdown on the protest camp in Khartoum, the tension between the civilians and military became even more strained. Yet the stalemate appears over — for now. Here's a chronology of events.
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