While the action seems to be torn out of today’s newspapers, it is actually set in the late 1970s and early 1980s when a rebellion against the current leader’s father was brutally suppressed. In chilling terms, the narrator describes her embrace of fanaticism and her rejection of the middle ground.Read the full story »
The 260 pages novel details life under the Asad regime, in the period spanning from the early 60′s, to 2005.
The Crocodiles Trilogy is a history of the so called Arab Spring in Egypt.
Clearly inspired by Orwell’s Animal Farm, in The truth, Harb uses the metaphor of poultry to criticize contemporary Arab societies, and tackle the issue of the resort to a radical and political Islam as a solution to our societies’ difficulties.