Barzakh: The Land In-Between (Mass Market Paperbound)

Barzakh: The Land In-Between By Moussa Ould Ebnou, Marybeth Timmermann (Translator) Cover Image
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In the distant future, while studying the land of Barzakh in the Sahara, members of the Institute for the Archeology of Human Thought unearth the bones of Gara, a young man, whose Myelin will unravel the secrets of his ancient consciousness. A foreigner in his own land, Gara, in search of a better humanity, has traveled through three eras, from the 11th-century deserts of Mauritania to the dystopic future, inadvertently sowing the seeds of his own destruction. An innovative masterpiece that symphonizes mysticism, religion, and Mauritanian culture into a dystopian reflection on the human condition, this unique blend of science fiction and philosophy will interest those looking for new voices and perspectives in science fiction.

--Moussa Ould Ebnou.

About the Author


Moussa Ould Ebnou, one of Mauritania's greatest novelists, earned his Ph.D. at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, and is a philosophy professor at the University of Nouakchott in Mauritania. He has written several novels and short stories in French and Arabic. He was a consultant for the United Nations Sudano-Sahelian Office in New York and served as a cultural advisor to the Presidency of Mauritania for fifteen years. Translated from French by Marybeth Timmermann, this would be the first official English publication of the work.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781957810003
ISBN-10: 1957810009
Publisher: Iskanchi Press
Publication Date: October 17th, 2022
Pages: 236
Language: English