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[27 Feb 2019 | No Comment | 98 views]
Elias Khoury “Stella Maris – Children of the ghetto 2”

In Stella Maris, Adam has decided to write his story, that of the “New Adam”, which, he would like to believe, starts when he runs away from home at 15, to go as far as possible from his childhood in the ghetto of Lydda (My name is Adam, Children of the ghetto 1), and from his mother Manal. The New Adam is in a painful quest of a restful identity: “I want to become a Jew”, he says. “This is impossible” he is told. 

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[27 Feb 2019 | No Comment | 157 views]
Khaled Khalifa “No one prayed over their graves”

Following the life story of two inseparable friends, Hannah and Zakaria, from the mid 19th to the mid 20th century in Aleppo, No one prayed over their graves, reveals a buzzing, multiconfessional, libertine, tolerant society, coming to grips with the various forms of death.

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[27 Feb 2019 | No Comment | 95 views]
Jabbour Douaihy “The king of India”

A detective story set on the background of family and sectarian feuds, The king of India, explores with the right dose of irony, the meaning of attachment to the land.

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[24 Sep 2018 | No Comment | 158 views]
Aziz Mohammed “The critical case of Mr. K”

Insightful and sarcastic, this is the powerful story of a young man diagnosed with leukemia. This debut novel by young Saudi writer Aziz Mohammed tackles modern Arab life.

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[24 Sep 2018 | No Comment | 116 views]
Mhani Alaoui “Dreams of Maryam Tair”

“Dreams of Maryam Tair” is a debut novel by Moroccan writer Mhani Alaoui that brings readers to a Casablanca of myth and metaphor, of curses, witches, djinns and demons. But it is also a very present-day Casablanca.

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[24 Sep 2018 | No Comment | 119 views]
Meedo Taha “A road to Damascus”

This debut novel by Lebanese filmmaker Meedo Taha is a clever and very entertaining detective story set in Beirut, mixing political imbroglio with personal history.