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[26 Apr 2018 | No Comment | 283 views]
Ibrahim Nasrallah wins the Arab Man Booker – or International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2018

On April 24th, the prestigious International Prize for Arabic Fiction was awarded to Ibrahim Nasrallah for his novel “The Second Dog War”, a satirical novel, partly dystopia, partly science fiction, that depicts a not-so-distant grim future.
The novel is entertaining and was for Ibrahim Nasrallah an opportunity to explore uncharted literary territory. While offering a skillful critique of extreme forms of our contemporary consumerism and corruption, Nasrallah also goes over the transformation of a man, the main character Rashed, who goes from an idealistic rebel, to a powerful businessman, ultimately transforming into a …

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[21 Feb 2018 | No Comment | 197 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 | 348 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 | 235 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 | 172 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 | 589 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.