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[6 Nov 2018 | No Comment | 45 views]
A collection of 18 unpublished short stories by Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz has been discovered

The collection “The whisper of stars” will be published by Dar al saqi on Naguib Mahfouz’ birthday, on December 11th.
World translation rights (except English) are free, and managed by RAYA agency on behalf of Dar al saqi, Beirut.
Culture journalist Mohamed Shoair, was in the middle of writing a book on one of Mahfouz’s works.
 
As Shoair was documenting the publishing history of the novel, he searched through thousands of archives, books, magazines, and newspapers.

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[25 Oct 2018 | No Comment | 41 views]
Samar Yazbek is in the third and final selection of the French Femina award 2018

On Wednesday October 24th, the exclusively feminine jury of the French Femina award announced the 7 French titles and 5 foreign titles of their third and final selection. The winner will be announced on November 5th.
Samar Yazbek’s novel “La marcheuse” (The blue pen) tackles Syria’s chemical warfare, and more generally, the massive destruction of war, through the eyes of a woman-child.

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[24 Sep 2018 | No Comment | 26 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 | 45 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 | 20 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.

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[26 Apr 2018 | No Comment | 46 views]
Publishing Perspectives, Nasrallah’s The Second Dog War is about “loss of certainty; loss of trust”

By Porter Anderson, for Publishing Perspectives, April 24th, 2018. Below an excerpt.
‘What We Could Become’
The book was first published in Arabic in 2016 by Lebanon-based Arab Scientific Publishers. Rights are represented by Raya Literary Agency. More information, including a sample translation, is available upon request here.
Nasrallah has said that his book is “a warning of what we could become in the future.”