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By Mesa Selimovic, Bogdan Rakic

Sheikh Nuruddin is a dervish at a Sarajevo monastery within the eighteenth century through the Turkish profession. while his brother is arrested, he descends into the Kafkaesque international of the Turkish gurus for you to discover what has occurred. As he does so, he starts off to question his family with society as a complete and, finally, his existence offerings typically. highly winning whilst released within the 1960s, demise and the Dervish appears right here in its first English translation.

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