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Welcome to Paradise

(1901)
A novel by

 
Mahi Binebine's courageous novel delves into a world that most readers know only from stories on the nightly news, delivering a compassionate glimpse into the difficulties facing asylum seekers and a striking portrait of human desperation.

Mahi Binebine's courageous novel takes place in Morocco, where seven would-be immigrants gather one night near the Strait of Gibraltar to wait for a signal from a trafficker that it is time to cross. While they wait, their stories unfold: Kacem Judi is an escapee from the civil war in Algeria; Nuara, with her newborn child, hopes to find her husband, who hasn't been in touch for months since moving to France; and Aziz, the young narrator, and his cousin Reda are severed, in different ways, from their families in southern Morocco. They all share a longing to escape and a readiness to risk everything. Welcome to Paradise delves into a world that most readers know only from stories on the nightly news, delivering a compassionate and striking portrait of human desperation.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2003 : UK Hardback
Title: Welcome to Paradise
Author(s): Mahi Binebine
ISBN: 1-86207-517-4 / 978-1-86207-517-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

March 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Welcome to Paradise
Author(s): Mahi Binebine
ISBN: 1-935639-27-7 / 978-1-935639-27-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tin House Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: Welcome to Paradise
Author(s): Mahi Binebine
ISBN: 1-86207-647-2 / 978-1-86207-647-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

March 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Welcome to Paradise
Author(s): Mahi Binebine
Publisher: Tin House Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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