So I refilled my Home with these #books
#thecairotrilogy #thesatanicverses and Alapata Apata by prof #wolesoyinka
The reaction I got from the #bookseller for the #SalmanRushdie book was quite cinematic.. Then I picked the Wole Soyinka's book with a girlish delight on my face and the bookseller envied me- like I was some kind of bad boy with an alter ego that will burst out in satanic laughter without notice!
@amabbooks mailed the Naguib Mahfouz collection to my doorstep, before Ramadan. Knowing I could not read them yet, I would caress them, their smooth paper back feels quite crisply like a crisply bun that promises mouthwatering delight... So, which should I read first? Any advises or recommendations particularly for my sojourn into the satanic verses?
The publication of The Satanic Verses in September 1988 caused immediate controversy in the Islamic world because of what was seen by some to be an irreverent depiction of
Muhammad . The title refers to a disputed Muslim tradition that is related in the book. According to this tradition, Muhammad (Mahound in the book) added verses (Ayah ) to the Qur'an accepting three goddesses who used to be worshipped in Mecca as divine beings. According to the legend, Muhammad later revoked the verses, saying the devil tempted him to utter these lines to appease the Meccans (hence the "Satanic" verses). However, the narrator reveals to the reader that these disputed verses were actually from the mouth of the Archangel Gibreel.
The book was banned in many countries with large Muslim communities. (13 total: Iran, India, Bangladesh, Sudan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Thailand, Tanzania, Indonesia, Singapore, Venezuela, and Pakistan.) #bookishness #homeofbooks #book #reader #read #bookstagram #bookporn #bookchallenge #postramadan #booktube #booktour #nobelprizewinner