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  • ساق البامبو Sa al Bambu
  • Saud Alsanousi
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  • 17 April 2019
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  1. says:

    ساق البامبو The Bamboo Stalk سعود السنعوسی Saud AlsanousiJosephine comes to Kuwait from the Philippines to work as a maid where she meets Rashid a spoiled only son Josephine with all the wide eyed naivety of youth believes she has found true love But when she becomes pregnant and with the rumble of war growing ever loud

  2. says:

    I'm literally in tears right now i can't really explain the emotions tht i can't understand myself this book is really amazing and it's marking me cry

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    The following review was published in the Philadelphia Inuirer on September 27 2015 Bamboo Stalk by Saud Alsanousi is now in English a celebrated novel in the Arabic speaking world Winner of the International Prize for Arabi

  4. says:

    Firstly let me just say If you are looking for Arab fiction you don’t need my review to convince you to pick this up just get hold of a copy and start reading#theguywiththebookreview presents The Bamboo StalkSa

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    So this is my first reuired university read and I am so glad I enjoyed it The writing was smooth and intricate which had the story easily flowing The words were simple enough to understand yet they held such deep meanings This story broke my heart and made me feel various feelings from good to bad All in all it was a good book with much diver

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    An excellent insight into life in Kuwait and The PhilippinesI've just finished this and I was pretty impressed by the way the author managed to show the full extent of Jose's position as a PhilippinoKuwaiti both in the Philippines an

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    This is the story of Isa born to a Kuwaiti father and a Filipino mother the domestic help Having lived in the Middle East for almost a decade now I found this story particularly interesting and can totally understand the situations

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    I was a bamboo plant You cut off a piece of the stalk and plant it without roots in any piece of ground Before long the stalk sprouts new roots and starts to grow again in the new ground with no past no memoryTHE BAMBOO STALK by Saud Alsanousi tr from the Arabic Kuwait by Jonathan Wright 2012 Arabic 2015 EnglishThis coming of age novel follows young JoséIsa the child of Rashid a Kuwaiti and Josephine a Filipina José is raised

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    The first half of the book meanders along telling the back story of José Mendoza born to a Filipino mother who worked as a maid in the house of his Kuwaiti father Thrown out by the family Jose bides his time in Manilla waiting for the opportu

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    Novel set in Kuwait and The Philippines “epic in its breadth and story”This is an incredible story of migration and rootlessness and what it means “to belong” It is epic in its breadth and story and explores how two

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ساق البامبو Sa al Bambu

ور جديدة تنمو من جديد في أرض جديدة بلا ماض بلا ذاكرة لا يلتفت إلى اختلاف الناس حول تسميته كاوايان في الفلبين خيزران في الكويت أو بامبو في أماكن أخرى. I was a bamboo plant You cut off a piece of the stalk and plant it without roots in any piece of ground Before long the stalk sprouts new roots and starts to grow again in the new ground with no past no memoryTHE BAMBOO STALK by Saud Alsanousi tr from the Arabic Kuwait by Jonathan Wright 2012 Arabic 2015 EnglishThis coming of age novel follows young Jos Isa the child of Rashid a Kuwaiti and Josephine a Filipina Jos is raised in The Philippines by his aunt grandfather and cousin He migrates back to Kuwait as a young man to meet the other side of his family embracing his Arabic name IsaWe see both The Philippines and Kuwait through Jos Isa s eyes the beauties but also the flaws hardships societal boundaries Unfortunately his childhood and youth are a struggle as he never fits in to either world Isa s narration is very engaging and the book flies by as we experience life with this young man his spiritual awakenings his search for connection and inevitably the strength to move on through adversity Recommended for learning about foreign workers in the Gulf about Kuwait s history both before and after Irai occupation and established social and cultural systemsHoping to find some English translations from the Gulf Nations and Arabian peninsula A few titles out there but still a very small number compared to other regions

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لماذا كان جلوسي تحت الشجرة يزعج أمي؟ أتراها كانت تخشى أن تنبت لي جذور تضرب في عمق الأرض ما يجعل عودتي إلى بلاد أبي أمراً مستحيلاً؟ربما، ولكن، حتى ا?. The following review was published in the Philadelphia Inuirer on September 27 2015 Bamboo Stalk by Saud Alsanousi is now in English a celebrated novel in the Arabic speaking world Winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction it reads like a memoir of the protagonist Jos Mendoza whose name is also Isa Al Tarouf one name for each aspect of his identityJos Isa is born to a Filipino domestic servant and the only son of her employer Ghanima a dour Kuwaiti matriarch of a prominent Kuwaiti family Rejected by his grandmother the mother and son are sent back to the PhilippinesFrom the protagonist s beginnings in the Philippines to his return to Kuwait the atmosphere aesthetics and colors of the character s internal and external worlds seem to mirror the landscape in each region One is lush and green bustling with life and family The other is severe and emotionally barren a desert littered with trip wires of racism classism and the oppressive tribal ethos of Kuwait s eliteThough characters in the first half are compelling it tends to seem like a setup to the inevitable reckoning coming in Kuwait The second half is interesting precisely because of its emotional complexityBy the time Jos returns to Kuwait Irai forces have killed his father He travels with the help of Ghassan his late father s friend who is a Bidoon a socially outcast minority without citizenship or national rightsJos Isa s attempts to win his Kuwaiti family s favor are ultimately futile even though he is their only possible male heir The family is cruel in their rejection Interestingly the social complications are explained in depth as are various social and religious s even though the original version was for Arabic speaking readers who already understood these underpinnings Alsanousi clearly intends to confront and challenge his own society on racism toward imported laborers and the treatment of them that has been likened to modern day slavery But it seems he writes with non Arab readers also in mindMy only real criticism is that Jos Isa is so obseuious His desire to be included in anything Kuwaiti is insufferable When he makes Kuwaiti friends he can hardly contain his happiness and incredulity My friends Kuwaitis Kuwaitis Kuwaitis Such deference strips him of agency tends to perpetuate stereotypes and serves the inflated Kuwaiti sense of selfStill I regard Saud Alsanousi as an important emerging literary voice in the Arabian Gulf region This novel has been difficult to keep on the shelves in Arabic bookstores suggesting he speaks to a large readership that wants open discussions about social and political issues For literary merit and social impact he deserves his accolades Beyond the Pale ultimately futile even though he is their only possible male heir The family is cruel in their rejection Interestingly the social complications are explained in depth as are various social and religious s even though the original version was for Arabic speaking readers who already The Black Ice Score (Parker, understood these The Black Painting underpinnings Alsanousi clearly intends to confront and challenge his own society on racism toward imported laborers and the treatment of them that has been likened to modern day slavery But it seems he writes with non Arab readers also in mindMy only real criticism is that Jos Isa is so obseuious His desire to be included in anything Kuwaiti is insufferable When he makes Kuwaiti friends he can hardly contain his happiness and incredulity My friends Kuwaitis Kuwaitis Kuwaitis Such deference strips him of agency tends to perpetuate stereotypes and serves the inflated Kuwaiti sense of selfStill I regard Saud Alsanousi as an important emerging literary voice in the Arabian Gulf region This novel has been difficult to keep on the shelves in Arabic bookstores suggesting he speaks to a large readership that wants open discussions about social and political issues For literary merit and social impact he deserves his accolades

review ساق البامبو Sa al Bambu

?جذور لا تعني شيئاً أحياناً لو كنت مثل شجرة البامبو لا انتماء لها نقتطع جزءاً من ساقها نغرسه، بلا جذور، في أي أرض لا يلبث الساق طويلاً حتى تنبت له جذ. An excellent insight into life in Kuwait and The PhilippinesI ve just finished this and I was pretty impressed by the way the author managed to show the full extent of Jose s position as a PhilippinoKuwaiti both in the Philippines and in Kuwait I was also surprised to find that this is in fact a translation from Arabic so full marks to Jonathan Wright the translator Jose s mother Josephine was a Philippina maid in the Al Tarouf household in Kuwait when she fell in love with Rashid the wayward only son Rashid loved his baby son but his mother was horrified and turned him out of the house Not surprisingly Josephine lost her job and she and her son were deported back home There is no news from Rashid for many years and Josephine s searches come back cold But although Jose is raised in the Philippines he always carries his father s promise that he will eventually return to be a son of KuwaitThe book description reveals that he does manage to return to Kuwait as a young man so I m not giving away any spoilers there What he finds though is probably the book s strongest part it shows how the people are not primarily Kuwaiti nor from a particular sect or class their strongest allegiance is to the family name and it is pride in this that rules all their actions Nothing must bring shame on the family and a half Philippino son is not something to be proud ofI can see why The Bamboo Stalk was winner of the 2013 International Prize for Arab Fiction chosen both for its literary ualities and for its social and humanitarian content It is an excellent insight into the issues behind the phenomenon of expat workers into wealthy GCC countriesDefinitely recommended Double Jeopardy ualities and for its social and humanitarian content It is an excellent insight into the issues behind the phenomenon of expat workers into wealthy GCC countriesDefinitely recommended


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 abas 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