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    The Silence of Mohammed (Paperback) By (author) Salim Bachi, Translated by Sue Rose, Designed by Shirin Neshat, Afterword by Christopher Moncrieff, Preface by Tahar Ben Jelloun

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    DescriptionBefore becoming the Prophet of Islam, Mohammed was a simple man of flesh and blood who started life as a poor orphan in the Arabian city of Mecca. Through his union with Khadija, he became a prosperous merchant and caravaneer. He was visited by God at the age of forty to become a Prophet and visionary statesman. The Silence of Mohamed is the story of "this exceptional man" (Bachi) Based on historical fact and legends, the novel presents a fictionalised account of the life of Mohammed told by four key characters: his first wife, Khadija; his closest friend, Calif Abu Bakr; the fiery warrior, General Khalid; and his last love Aisha.

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    The Silence of Mohammed
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Salim Bachi, Translated by Sue Rose, Designed by Shirin Neshat, Afterword by Christopher Moncrieff, Preface by Tahar Ben Jelloun
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 122 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    ISBN 13: 9781906548247
    ISBN 10: 1906548242

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 843.92
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 843/.92
    BISAC V2.8: FIC041000, FIC014000, FIC019000, FIC026000
    LC classification: PQ2702.A24 S5513 2010
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
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    Publication date
    01 September 2010
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    Salim Bachi (b. 1971) is one of the most remarkable new voices of North Africa writing in French. He was born in Algeria and studied literature in Paris and now lives in France. His first book Le Chien d'Ulysse(2001) was awarded the Goncourt du Premier Roman; his fourth book, Le Silence de Mahomet (2008), a fictionalised biography of the prophet Mohammed, was shortlisted for the Prix Goncourt and the Prix Renaudot.
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    A profound, beautiful and magical book -- Sholto Byrnes Independent With the grace of tales, The Silence draws a subtle portrait of the Prophet of Islam as seen by those closest to him Le Nouvel Observateur A beautiful account where tradition and critique intertwine L'Express Salim Bachi's language gives us the sense of ancient tales, the perfume of great Arabic poetry and classic chronicles Le Nouvel Observateur