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[26 Sep 2016 | No Comment | 201 views]
Jabbour Douaihy “Printed in Beirut”

Through Farid Abou Chaar’s desperate attempt to get published in Beirut, a humorous story about the end of this industry. 

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[26 Sep 2016 | No Comment | 478 views]
Dima Wannous “The frightened”

There is ultimately one kind of fear: The fear of fear. The psychological depths of fear and anxiety brilliantly explored in a novel set in contemporary Syria.

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[26 Sep 2016 | No Comment | 193 views]
Sinan Antoon’s “Index”

Index is without a doubt a literary achievement. The novel explores the limits of literature, and the impossibility for words and for any narrative to convey the extent of the destruction and the feeling of loss.

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[8 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 131 views]
Aftenposten, Norway, interviews Yazbek

Interview conducted by Margrethe Zacho Haarde for Aftenposten, published on September 25.
Photo credit: Aftenposten
(….) Samar Yazbek has written her fifth book, a literary narrative, The Crossing. Yazbek writes about Syrian families who have been displaced from their homes and hiding in cold, dark caves; children with amputated limbs who sit in the sun and play.

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[24 Sep 2015 | No Comment | 90 views]
NRK about Alwan’s “Beavers”: “Whoever is looking for exoticism will be disappointed with this novel”!

Marta Norheim published this review in NRK, on December 2014. Photo credit: Cappelen Damm
“Whoever is looking for exoticism, Arabian nights, rebellion against reports about violations of human rights, or Islamic studies will be disappointed with this novel. Ghalib is mostly captivated by his age, and by the fact that he cannot marry his lover, a woman he has loved for 20 years”

 

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[20 Jan 2012 | No Comment | 194 views]
Mohammad Hasan Alwan’s “Beavers”

Published by Dar al Saqi in the fall of 2011, Beavers is a sensitive portrait of a contemporary Saudi bourgeois family.