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Vanished: The Mysterious Disappearance of Mustafa Ouda

Vanished The Mysterious Disappearance of Mustafa Ouda What does it take to discover the truth Betrayal Deception Risking one s own life Omar Ouda did it all Gaza Cursed House is a fictional story set against the political unrest in Palestine following a

  • Title: Vanished: The Mysterious Disappearance of Mustafa Ouda
  • Author: Ahmed Masoud
  • ISBN: 9789963715138
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Paperback
  • What does it take to discover the truth Betrayal Deception Risking one s own life Omar Ouda did it all Gaza Cursed House is a fictional story set against the political unrest in Palestine, following a young boy trying to find his father The deeper he delves into his father s mysterious disappearance, the he finds himself forced to make terrible choices, testingWhat does it take to discover the truth Betrayal Deception Risking one s own life Omar Ouda did it all Gaza Cursed House is a fictional story set against the political unrest in Palestine, following a young boy trying to find his father The deeper he delves into his father s mysterious disappearance, the he finds himself forced to make terrible choices, testing his loyalty to his country and his family The book is also about friendship born out of difficult circumstances, presented here through the character of Ahmed who risks his life to help his friend in the quest to find his father.Omar s journey is fictional however, it describes real life in Palestine s Gaza Strip between 1981 and 2011 This period witnessed three major events that have shaped the current situation the first Intifada, the Oslo Accords and the second Intifada While politics provide an important background to the story, the novel does not aim to put forth any political arguments Instead, it sheds light on what it is like for two young boys to lead an ordinary life in an extraordinary place often described as hell on earth.

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    1 thought on “Vanished: The Mysterious Disappearance of Mustafa Ouda

    1. This novel is part mystery, part history, and periodically engrossing. An important read from a strong Palestinian voice.

    2. I've just finished reading this novel written by my fellow Palestinian and Gazan Ahmed Masoud, who I met and got to know after I moved to London. The story is powerful, daring and captivating, especially for me as I know every single street and area mentioned in the story. I grew up in the neighborhood of El-Sheikh Radwan adjacent to Jabalia camp where most of the story events took place. I am of a similar age to that of Omar's, the main character in the story. My eldest sister, whose house got [...]

    3. Baru kelar baca Vanished - Ahmed Masoud.Aku kemarin sempat menulis review singkat saat aku berada di tengah-tengah buku, tepatnya bab 11. Saat itu aku sudah yakin, bahwa ini buku yang akan kurekomendasikan ke orang-orang. Bahkan sampai selesai membacanya keyakinan itu gak hilang.Petualangan, misteri, thriller, humor satir, teror, keberanian, ketakutan, semuanya ada di buku ini menyatu dengan kenyataan hidup sehari-hari seorang anak laki-laki di Kamp Pengungsian Jabaliya, Gaza. Bahkan ketika boca [...]

    4. Writing in first person can be tricky and this one didn't succeed for me. Maybe too much of an 'I'. Maybe it was the author, maybe me. Maybe it was too much of a man's story for me. Somehow, I didn't like the tone of the voice. It bothered me that he idealized his parents and in the end hated his mother. It is not poorly written, and it held my attention to the end but I read it with a dislike for the character. But it's not just that, I can dislike a character if it has some distance and the la [...]

    5. An enjoyable reading, slow beginning but after 3 chapters events became very intriguing. I am a bit disappointed at the ending though; I expected a grand narrative and events at the end. However, the Palestinian novel has succeeded in gaining a global attention as an independent category unlike other territorial novel- including Lebanese, Egyptian or Saudi fiction- that has been squeezed under the umbrella of Arabic fiction. yet most Palestinian novels are translated to English or if they were w [...]

    6. You can find my full review of Vanished: The Mysterious Disappearance of Mustafa Ouda on my book blog.In summary: Vanished does a good job of being a coming of age mystery thriller. It is educational in the way it depicts Palestinian society, though understandably one-dimensional in its view of Israelis. It's worth a read for anyone who wants to know what living in Gaza must have been like in the recent past.

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