“The book is a written capacity, and interwoven stories, thoughts, experiences, dreams, and tribulations on daily basis.”

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I had to read Age of Arsonist by Sudanese writer Hakim Ali Elhaj couple of times trying to connect the description with the poetry/prose, and it was worth trying, because it was very contemporary kind of work, to focus on every little and forgotten detail and to keep the main idea plain to be seen differently from different angles and layers aside from the artist explanation and understanding to his very private world confessing his singularity yet his nothingness along with what “we” call idea of something.

“Age of Arsonist is the second part of Hakim Ali Elhaj literary project “The Other” The book is a written capacity, and interwoven stories, thoughts, experiences, dreams, and tribulations on daily basis, as it is a contemporary and expanded projection of the writer’s view on the concept of the constant and the variable as abstract feelings and elements that shape our lives by our natural understanding and perception of beauty and pain.”

The book can be described more like a critical artistic philosophy, more than the typical poetry, because according to the first part of the project “A Conversation with One of My Selves” I can tell that the writer is very aware of the international events to suggest an abstract solution to redefine beliefs and certainty determining the hidden weakness of humans and humanity. Also the cover of the book is very nice and authentic. I enjoyed the book very much.

 

 

Reviewed by:

Michael Hutt

Added 16th December 2015

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