Original title: O Enigma de Qaf (2004)
Author: Alberto Mussa
Translator: Lennie Larkin

The search for the origins of a forgotten sacred poem is at the heart of this novel about a modern Brazilian poet of Lebanese descent who travels to the Middle East to uncover the truth about what he believes may be part of a group of pre-Islamic poems. Following the model of A Thousand and One Nights, the novel is a quest through time and language that recounts many of the poet’s experiences as he travels through the deserts of Arabia in search of a beautiful woman whose beauty remains hidden until the circularity of the riddle of Qaf is solved. (Source: publisher)

The Riddle of Oaf_Alberto Mussa

Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: Aflame Books (October 1, 2008)
Translator: Lennie Larkin
ISBN-10: 1906300038
ISBN-13: 978-1906300036
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