Jacket for 'In the Hour of Signs'


Arabic - National Center for Translation
Turkey - Kirmizi Kedi

In the Hour of Signs

By Jamal Mahjoub

Published Nov 2014

Nineteenth-century Sudan, wracked by religious, cultural and political differences, is brilliantly evoked in Mahjoub’s most ambitious book yet. A colourful cast of soldiers and ascetics, nationalists and cynics, Arabs and Europeans, Muslims and Christians – some wise, most misguided – play bit parts in a vast conflict few of them can comprehend. As the rumblings of war become deafening, the narrative races towards a conclusion that is both satisfying and profoundly disturbing.