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"All strangers" by Montserrat Abumalham (08/10/2019)

The event, which will be held at the House of Culture of Caravaca de la Cruz, will begin at 8:00 p.m. and will be attended, in addition to the author, by Pepe Fuentes, professor and writer and Francisco Marín, editor of Tyrant Flags.

The musical accompaniment will be in charge of the Hispania duo: Verse and wood.

All strangers is a novel inspired by the author's family, without ceasing to be a work of fiction.

With a very personal narrative style, loaded with cultural and temporal references that place the facts to make them recognizable and characteristic of each historical moment, we are presented with the various characters that offer a version of the same event and the effects that it has been producing in its own existence, conforming it and diverting it from its intentions, without really knowing what the ultimate reasons for its actions and decisions are.

Although it might seem like an outdated classification, this is a thesis novel, because it reflects on at least three fundamental questions: The first one is how children never get to know what are the deep reasons that impel their Parents to act one way or another.

The second is the influence that violence and wars have on the future of the lives of people who do not intervene in them or are not even on the scene of them.

The third question refers to the fact of living expatriates.

As much as an immigrant blends in with the place of receipt will always be a foreigner and a foreigner looked suspiciously, hence the appointment of George Eliot.

Middle East, Catalonia, Morocco at the time of the Spanish protectorate are the places where the characters move, that is their space.

His time slides from the twenties to the nineties of the twentieth century.

Three generations of exiled, trying to adapt to the environment that welcomes them and determined to know each other and themselves.

Montserrat Abumalham Mas, of Lebanese origin and born in Tetouan (Morocco) in 1949 is a Doctor in Semitic Philology and a Degree in French Philology from the Complutense University of Madrid, where she has worked as a professor of Arabic Language and Literature, in addition to directing the UI of Religious Sciences and the Anaquel magazine of Arab Studies, among other academic and research activities.

Honorary member and founder of the SECR (Spanish Society of Science of Religions), she has also served as vice-president of the IAHR (International Association for History of Religions).

It has numerous publications of a scientific nature, including Islam.

From the religion of the Arabs to Universal Religion, Christian Arabic literature, Symbols and myths in contemporary Arabic literature, in addition to translations such as Mikhail Nuayma, Once Upon a Time ..., (Anthology of Short Stories), Tawfiq Yusuf Awwad, The Mills of Beirut, Translation and introduction.

In recent years he has divided his activity between literary creation, both in prose and verse, and development cooperation from the Tacaná Association, based in Murcia.

Of its creation production stand out Do you remember Shahrazad?

(ed. Sial, 2002) and De la ceiba and the quetzal.

Tales of Central America (ed. Gollarín, 2016).

Source: Agencias

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