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At forlade sekten. Afhoppernes bekendelser

Journal article
Authors Tetz Rooke
Published in Passage
Issue 62
Pages 37-49
ISSN 0901-8883
Publication year 2009
Published at Department of Languages and Literatures
Pages 37-49
Language da
Subject categories Arabic language, General Literature Studies


In the prize-winning novel Azazil (2008) by Yusuf Zaydan, a Christian monk tells the dramatic story of his life, which is also the dramatic story of early Christianity in the Middle East. The novel problematizes the role of religion in politics and the individual's responsibility for violence directed against "non-believers". The same issues are also addressed in he true life story of the former Egyptian, Islamist activist Khaled al-Berry, "Life is more beautiful than Paradise" (2001). Both books show defection as a proper solution when religious movements turn authoritarian and sully both individual freedom and moral principles.

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