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S and influential father his own penthouse apartment and all the luxuries associated with his new status His future appears assured until an abrupt reversal of fortune sends him back to the streets and his childhood friends where a fringe Islamic group known simply as the Party has se. Growing up in the Casablanca slumps Youssef is urged by he s mother to pursue he s education at college and try to better himselfYoussef soon learns that he s believed dead father is still alive in fact he s a wealthy businessmanGiven the choice of abandoning he s past Youssef has the opportunity to live a wealthy lifestyleWhich will he chooseA pretty simple story that highlights the gulf in the class divide a well written novel which drew me in straight from the first chapterIt gave a nice insight into what life is like in Morocco a perfect choice for my WorldCupInBooks

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Secret Son

T up its headuarters In the spirit of The Inheritance of Loss and The Reluctant Fundamentalist Laila Lalami's powerful first novel explores the struggle for identity the need for family and the desperation that overtakes ordinary lives in a country divided by class politics and religi. The novel was a bit fast paced and talked about different heavy matters religion politics family and identity issueshierarchy in society and it is influence too much drama for my tasteIt was alright as an audiobook despite my general dislike to infidelity and lies in books It wasn t boring just not my taste and sometimes I was left confusedI wonder how someone who doesn t know Arabic and french think of the untranslated bits personally didn t understand any of the french sentence except Bonjour

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Youssef el Mekki a young man of nineteen is living with his mother in the slums of Casablanca when he discovers that the father he believed to be dead is in fact alive and eager to befriend and support him Leaving his mother behind Youssef assumes a life he could only dream of a famou. 25I don t think as the description of this novel mentioned a journey of searching the meaning of life etc neither I think that the author is experienced enough to write such a topichowever the author has done a good job describing the different lifestyles in Morocco as well as pointing out the corruption and power of social classes thereAn other odd thing was when showing a conversation between 2 the uestions and answers were different it suppose to be showing the views and feelings I was wondering about an explanation for this in the reading club but couldn t find any And some Arabic French phrases left untranslatedI think the main point of the novel was to point out how some militant groups were taking advantage of the extreme poverty in the country to recruit young people and how easy to brainwash themI think this story will do a good movie than a good book couldn t find audible adition on goodreads


10 thoughts on “Secret Son

  1. says:

    fast read well written one son’s personal anguish cradled in Morocco’s class struggles and corruption among the ruling class recommended reading

  2. says:

    This book has such an enjoyable writing style; it’s very accessible and the book is a really uick read and a pleasant read despite its tragic subject matter This book had a good mix of the personal and political heavy on the personal which I liked I got a great feel for various parts of Morocco and what it fee

  3. says:

    25I don't think as the description of this novel mentioned a journey of searching the meaning of life etc neither I think that the author is experienced enough to write such a topichowever the author has done a good job describing the different lifestyles in Morocco as well as pointing out the corruption and power of social classes

  4. says:

    Growing up in the Casablanca slumps Youssef is urged by he’s mother to pursue he’s education at college and try to better himselfYoussef soon learns that he’s believed dead father is still alive in fact he’s a wealthy businessmanGiven the choice of abandoning he’s past Youssef has the opportunity to live a wealth

  5. says:

    My thoughts• I was not uite sure what to expect when I started reading Secret Son but I was uickly drawn into the story and found myself captivated by the writing and the journey of the sensitive naïve nineteen year old protagonist Youssef

  6. says:

    In this superb short novel Laila Lalami deftly limns the rise and fall of Youssef El Mekki unacknowledged bastard son of prominent businessman disillusioned activist and bon vivant Nabil El Amrani Seemingly sprung from the trap of the Casablanca slums when he learns that his father far from being dead is in fact a Moroccan tycoon Youssef is soon caught in a complex web of familial and political intrigue A mark

  7. says:

    A little disappointing The main character Youssef grows up without a father He is poor but idle He meets his previously thought dead father who is rich A new world in open to him but this is soon removed and he is back in the poverty

  8. says:

    Disappointing Writing was simplistic dialogue unimaginative plot unbelievable Possibly if you had no exposure to other parts of the world you might learn something But there are so many books that do a much better job of this Brick La

  9. says:

    The novel was a bit fast paced and talked about different “heavy matters” religion politics family and identity issueshierarchy in society and it is influence too much drama for my tasteIt was alright as an audiobook despite my general dislike to infidelity and lies in books😣It wasn’t boring just not my

  10. says:

    Clash of the classes Not the easiest job ever to weave yourself through these lines It all comes at a price a hefty one usually

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