[12 Dec 2021 | No Comment | 66 views]
The Epoch of Human Shame: An Interview with Samar Yazbek

 
Interview by Will Forrester for PEN Transmissions, December 8, 2021
I think that if I could go back to those days, I would do the same thing all over again. I never regret going back to Syria – being there at the frontline, and in the middle of the war – nor do I regret leaving.I always tried to stay alive, but with my personal condition I had to do what needed to be done, despite the fear. By that token, in returning and sharing in death and people’s pain, through my …

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[21 Oct 2021 | No Comment | 26 views]

In his novel, The Children of the Ghetto: My Name is Adam, Khoury tells the story of a Palestinian who – just like his people – fights for a place he can call home and for the memory of those who have been wronged.
During Conrad Festival 2021, the author talked about the social and political mechanisms that turn victims into perpetrators. How is it possible that the incredible suffering experienced by a given community fails to prevent it from inflicting violence on others?
Listen to the interview with Hanna Jankowska here.

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[17 Oct 2021 | No Comment | 52 views]
“A harsh and cruel portrait of a Saudi Arabia in search of meaning” – Politis reviews Aziz Mohamed’s ‘The critical case of Mr. K’

Review by Anaïs Heluin for Politis, March 2021

Le poète Aziz Mohammed offre à travers le cas d’un jeune cancéreux le portrait drôle et cruel d’une Arabie saoudite en mal de sens.

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[7 Oct 2021 | No Comment | 80 views]
Samar Yazbek is a finalist to the National Book Award!

Samar Yazbek‘s novel “Planet of clay” (also known as The blue pen) is a finalist to the National Book Award, and is competing with 4 other titles in the translated fiction category!
Planet of clay was in the third and final selection of the French Femina award in 2018.
 

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[3 Oct 2021 | No Comment | 14 views]
Hoda Barakat in Brazil

Watch Hoda Barakat in conversation with Brazilian author Milton Hatoum, an event organized bu Tabla, Hoda Barakat’s Brazialian publisher.
This event focuses on Hoda Barakat’s novel “The tiller of waters”
Hoda Barakat and Milton Hattoum in conversation

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