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[8 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 115 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 | 79 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 | 189 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.