Leg Over Leg - in the Sighting of the Lovers' Crescent

Amin Zaoui

The events of the novel take place within the "Al-Muru" family. It is the story of three generations: grandfather, father and son, united by passionate love of family, village and country, and divided by the force of history, political allegiances, and the chosen paths and beliefs of each one of them. At the time of the Algerian revolution, the family, along with their whole village, flee to the Moroccan border. The novel follows the intersecting fates of these characters until a time after Algerian independence.  




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