Award winning novel by Benyamin. One of the brilliant new talents of Malayalam literature, Benyamin’s wry and tender telling transforms this strange and bitter comedy of Najeeb’s life in the desert into a universal tale of loneliness and alienation. It won many recognitions including Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award. Foreword by N Radhakrishnan Nair.

Najeeb’s dearest wish is to work in the Gulf and earn enough money to send back home. He achieves his dream only to be propelled by a series of incidents, grim and absurd, into a slave-like existence herding goats in the middle of the Saudi desert. Memories of the lush, verdant landscape of his village and of his loving family haunt Najeeb whose only solace is the companionship of goats. In the end, the lonely young man contrives a hazardous scheme to escape his desert prison.

BLURB: "അങ്ങനെ ജീവിതത്തിൽ പിന്നെയും ചൂടുകാലം വന്നു, തണുപ്പുകാലം വന്നു, കാറ്റ് വന്നു, പൊടിക്കാറ്റ് വന്നു, വല്ലപ്പോഴും മഴ വന്നു, ആഴ്ചയിലൊരിക്കൽ ട്രക്ക് വന്നു. എല്ലാം വന്നു. എന്റെ മസറയിൽ ഞാനും ആടുകളും മാത്രം."

അറേബ്യയിലെ മലയാളിയുടെ അടിമജീവിതത്തിന്റെ രേഖയായ ഒരു ദുരന്തകഥ.

Malayalam Title: ആടുജീവിതം
Pages: 207
Size: Demy 1/8
Binding: Paperback
Edition: 2017 July

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