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Al Qursan (Arabic)

Corsair
Corsair

by: Abdul Aziz Al Mahmoud,
ISBN: 9992194723
Format:
Published: 20130219

Al Qursan (Arabic)
Al Qursan (Arabic)

by:Abdul Aziz Al Mahmoud,
ISBN: 9992178760
Format:
Published: 20111017

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At the heart of this novel of ruthlessness and deception is the friendship of Captain Sadler, loyal representative of the India Office, and Beshr, the renegade son of Arhama. From two different cultures, initially set against each other by wider strategic interests, these two men come to share a common humanity that foretells a more peaceful time.
A fine talent in the world of novel writing... Al Qursan succeeds in taking
us back to the past... and herein lies the value and importance of the novel'
Ibrahim Darwish
'Abdul Aziz Al Mahmoud exquisitely relates an era of Gulf history in an outstanding and creative historical novel' -
.the author has brilliantly established a dramatic structure with great political awareness and an excellent historical mind without being spoiled by the intrusion of the narrator'
At the heart of this novel of ruthlessness and deception is the friendship of Captain Sadler, loyal representative of the India Office, and Beshr, the renegade son of Arhama. From two different cultures, initially set against each other by wider strategic interests, these two men come to share a common humanity that foretells a more peaceful time.
Abdul Aziz Al Mahmoud is a Qatari engineer and journalist. He has a BA in engineering from Clarkson University in New York and an aviation and engineering diploma from the UK. He worked as editor-in-chief of Alsharq and The Peninsula newspapers as well as www.aljazeera.net. This is his first novel.
A thrilling and engaging novel about an important era in the history of the Arab world
A Gulf novel about a vital era in the history of the Arab world
The first Qatari novel from Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing
The story of Arhama bin Jaber, a historical character feared and hunted
as a brigand by the British in the 19th century, but remembered in the
Gulf as a folk hero

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