The winner of the International Man Booker Prize will be announced tonight, meanwhile, below is an interview of Hoda Barkat, published by The Guardian on May 13th. Go the The Guardian‘s website for the interviews of all other authors on the shortlist.Read the full story »
With the story of the people of Bsharre, a small Maronite community in the Northern mountains of Lebanon, Barakat tackles the broad and difficult question of minorities in the Middle-East and elsewhere:
In the quietness of a corpse washer’s workshop, Antoon explores the multiple faces of violence in Iraq.
In a unique book, Khoury transcribes for the first time oral folk tales from the Levant.