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[25 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 147 views]
‘Read Samar Yazbek’, says Le Monde journalist – a beautiful review

Le Monde reviews Samar Yazbek’s book, In the crossfire, that recently won the Pen award. “The chronicle of the Syrian carnage is weighing you down? Decoding the stakes of this multifaceted crisis discourages you? Read Samar Yazbek.

As Syria slides into a civil war that dares not speak its name, and to which the Kofi Annan plan is unlikely to bring an end, it is good to dive into ‘In the crossfire’, the diary kept by this Syrian novelist in the early months of the uprising, from March to July 2011, before going into exile in France.”

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‘The king is the king’, Saadallah Wannous’ play produced in Canada

Red Deer College produced in April Saadallah Wannou’s play “The King is the King”.
Wannous is one of the most famous playwrights in the Arabic writing world. His plays are translated and often produced. RAYA represents Wannous’ translation rights, and recently also took over production rights. RDC’s production is the first on our list!