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[20 Jan 2012 | No Comment | 167 views]
Mohammad Hasan Alwan’s “Beavers”

Published by Dar al Saqi in the fall of 2011, Beavers is a sensitive portrait of a contemporary Saudi bourgeois family.

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[16 Jan 2012 | No Comment | 132 views]

As a follow up on the previous post, concerning a very interesting interview given by Hawra al Nadawi to politiken in Denmark, I am happy to announce that the Danish rights of the young author’s book ‘Under the Copenhagen’s sky’, was acquired by C&K Forlag.

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[16 Jan 2012 | No Comment | 303 views]
Hawra al Nadawi in Danish paper Politiken

On December 12th, the Danish widely read newspaper Politiken interviewed Hawra Al Nadawi. The young writer was long-listed for the IPAF (Arab Man Booker), for her first novel ‘Under the Copenhagen sky’ published by Dar al Saqi, Lebanon, in 2010. Below, with some delay, the English translation of the interview that didn’t go unnoticed in Denmark (approximate translation — thank you Google! — as I have no knowledge whatsoever of Danish). As several Danish colleagues confessed, such a book giving an insight into the Arab emigrant population of Denmark has …

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[16 Jan 2012 | No Comment | 79 views]

RAYA now proudly represents the list of the Lebanese house Dar al saqi. Go to the ‘Clients’ list’ in the menu, and stay updated with authors and titles from their wide list that we will be putting the spot lights on!

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[11 Jan 2012 | No Comment | 171 views]

The news below was taken from the IPAF’s website. Our favorite literature blogger is attending the conference in Cairo and should get back later today with some further insight!

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[11 Jan 2012 | No Comment | 204 views]
New title by Samar Yazbek

In the months spanning from March to July, Samar Yazbek, then in Damascus, kept a diary, where she took note of events she witnessed, people she talked to, and her impressions. This diary is now turned into a book.