La mano de Fátima / The Hand of Fatima

La mano de Fátima / The Hand of Fatima

Title: La mano de Fátima / The Hand of Fatima
Genre: Historical novel
Publisher: Grijalbo
Date of publication: 2009
Pages: 954
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In the opulent Cordoba of the second half of the 16th century, a young Moor, torn between two cultures and two loves, begins a passionate battle for religious tolerance and the rights of his people.
In 1568, over hills and dales of the Alpujarras there sounds the war cry of rebellion: tired of injustice, pillaging and humiliation, the Moors rise up in revolt against the Christians and begin unequal fight that can only end in their defeat and dispersion across the whole territory of the Kingdom of Castile. Among the rebels there is young Hernando. The son of a Moorish woman and a Christian priest, who raped her, he is rejected by his people for his origin and by the Christians for the standards and customs of his family. During the uprising he meets with the brutality and cruelty from both sides but also finds love in brave Fatima of huge black eyes. After the defeat, forced to lead a difficult daily existence in Cordoba, he will make every effort to achieve one goal: that the culture and religion of the defeated, his own, recover the dignity and the role they merit. To do that he will run great risks and will have to have the audacity to undertake dangerous initiatives.