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[21 Feb 2018 | No Comment | 115 views]
Wannous and Nasrallah among the 6 finalists of the Arab Man Booker (International Prize for Arabic Fiction)

The prize, which aims at rewarding excellence in Arabic creative writing, was launched in Abu Dhabi in 2007. Apart the $10,000 that awarded to each finalist, and the $50,000 awarded to the winner, the prize also supports translation.

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[29 Nov 2017 | No Comment | 258 views]
Hoda Barakat “The Night Post”

An illegal emigrant writes a letter to his lover; a torturer on the run writes his mother… 5 letters accidentally linked to each other.
 

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[29 Nov 2017 | No Comment | 130 views]
Hilal Chouman “Once upon a time, tomorrow”

It is a fresh, funny and immensely clever take on what life is like for your average millennial in an unstable corrupt country – where anything is possible, and nothing can be relied upon.  

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[29 Nov 2017 | No Comment | 95 views]
Najwa Bin Shatwan “The Slave Pens”

Benghazi, Lybia, some time in the first half of the past century, Atiqa now a free woman, hears the story of her mother’s life as a slave and lover for the first time.

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[29 Nov 2017 | No Comment | 276 views]
Samar Yazbek “19 Women: Stories of resilience from Syria”

The women of Syria have to fight not only the Regime, or the Islamist rebels; they have to fight the whole of a patriarchal society, including male revolutionaries. Yazbek collects their stories.

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[29 Nov 2017 | No Comment | 128 views]
Hoda Barakat receives the prestigious Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais award

Hoda Barakat wins the Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais prize, in the Novel category. The prize will be given to her during a ceremony in Dubai, in March 2018.
The very prestigious prize has been given in the past to major Arab artists, intellectuals and writers such as Sa’ad Allah Wanous, Abdul Rahman Mouneef, Nizar Qabbani, Edward Al Kharrat, Jamal Al Ghitani, Edward Said, Zakaria Tamir, Mahmoud Darwish, Adonis, Elias Khoury, Amin Maalouf, and many more.