Sudanese sleuth tipping the scales

The Golden Scales by Parker Bilal. Bloomsbury, €15.10. Reviewed by Paul Lynch.

29th January, 2012
Sudanese sleuth tipping the scales
Parker Bilal writes about contemporary strife.

The Golden Scales by Parker Bilal


The hero of Parker Bilal's The Golden Scales is a man by the name of Makana. Years ago, Makana was Police Inspector Makana in his native Sudan. But that was before Islamic militants took charge and killed his family, allowed him to escape to Egypt with little else but his surname.

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