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[1 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | 591 views]
Khaled Khalifa’s “There are no knives in the kitchens of the city”

The 260 pages novel details life under the Asad regime, in the period spanning from the early 60’s, to 2005.

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[10 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 254 views]
Youssef Rakha’s Crocodiles

The Crocodiles Trilogy is a history of the so called Arab Spring in Egypt.

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[10 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 83 views]
Mohammad Harb’s Truth

Clearly inspired by Orwell’s Animal Farm, in The truth, Harb uses the metaphor of poultry to criticize contemporary Arab societies, and tackle the issue of the resort to a radical and political Islam as a solution to our societies’ difficulties.

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[9 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 132 views]

The International Prize of Arabic Fiction (IPAF) also known as the Arab Booker has announced its long list. RAYA’s Ibrahim Nasrallah’s The King of Galilee, and Mohammad Hasan Alwan’s Beavers are on the list!

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[6 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 244 views]

AUB Professor Robert Myers was among a group who were awarded a $50,000 grant by the MacArthur Foundation to translate to English and produce a play by late Syrian playwright Saadallah Wannous in Beirut and Chicago.

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[9 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 86 views]
PEN Pinter Prize awarded to Yazbek

The PEN Pinter Prize was established in 2009 in memory of the Nobel-winning playwright Harold Pinter. The Prize is awarded annually to a British writer or a writer resident in Britain of outstanding literary merit who, in the words of Harold Pinter’s Nobel speech, casts an ‘unflinching, unswerving’ gaze upon the world, and shows a ‘fierce intellectual determination … to define the real truth of our lives and our societies’.