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“Overall, if you can muster the patience, this novel will teach you some important things”

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“American neighbourhood” is Douaihy’s best novel, says Mishka Mourani – courtesy of @Arablit

Mishka Mourani says “American neighbourhood” is Douaihy’s “best novel yet”

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Taken from Viaggioadoriente, by Francesca Del Vecchio, (and loosely translated).
September 2014.
The Mediterranean Festival of Literature, in its 12th edition this year, has tackled the narration of “Identity”. And who better than the Lebanese novelist Jabbour Douaihy could represent the essence of this argument, using a text whose starting point is precisely that of identity, “St. George looked elsewhere” (Feltrinelli 2012) (Chased away).

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Sinan Antoon’s “The pomegranate alone”

In the quietness of a corpse washer’s workshop, Antoon explores the multiple faces of violence in Iraq.

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Sinan Antoon’s “Ave Maria”

Antoon tackles the difficult topic of sectarianism in Iraq.

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Najla Jraissati Khoury’s “Pearls on a branch”

In a unique book, Khoury transcribes for the first time oral folk tales from the Levant.