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Any Oriental Orthodox fiction?
« on: April 28, 2018, 08:13:23 PM »
I've seen lots of good recommends for EO novels and short stories. How about from the OO (either with OO topics or by OO authors)?
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Re: Any Oriental Orthodox fiction?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2018, 08:32:43 PM »
I don't have anything along the lines of what you seem to be asking for, but here're two books for whatever they're worth. Traveller Extraordinary: The Life of James Bruce of Kinnaird is apparently by an 18th century Scot who traveled throughout the near east and then down to Ethiopia; it's travel writing rather than novel, but I get the feeling there's a heavy dose of fiction in there. The other one I mentioned earlier this year, Frankenstein in Baghdad, which fwiw was recently shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize; it's set in Iraq and one old woman is presented as Orthodox, though I don't recall whether she was CoE, OO or EO.
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Re: Any Oriental Orthodox fiction?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2018, 09:07:34 PM »
Thanks!
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Re: Any Oriental Orthodox fiction?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2018, 04:43:35 AM »
Not fiction, but the Kebra Nagast is a very interesting Abyssinian religious epopee.
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