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[21 Sep 2015 | No Comment | 97 views]
Livres Hebdo about Douaihy’s “American Neighborhood” : “The most accomplished, subtle and captivating of his books, which should reveal him”

This review is by Jean-Claude Perrier, for Livres Hebdo, and published on August 21, 2015. Photo credit: The National AE.
Below is an approximate translation.
A subtle novel by Lebanese author Jabbour Douaihy, the main character of which is a city.
Himself a son of Tripoli, Lebanon, where he teaches French literature, a literary critic at L’Orient littéraire, and a translator, Jabbour Douaihy is one of Lebanon’s authors writing in Arabic published in France. Four of his novels have been published here since Autumn Equinox (AMA-Presses of Mirail, 2000). His latest book, the most accomplished, subtle, and captivating, should reveal him.

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Efekto about Douaihy’s June rain “A work of Arabic literature definitely away from the clichés of exoticism which places it squarely in modernity”

This review is by Jorge Iván Garduño, for Efekto, published in September 2015.
June rain is the story of a return home, from America to Lebanon, which transforms into the investigation of a crime: Elia seeks to find the reasons for the “incident”, as they call it in reference to the shooting that took place in the fifties, killing his father and forcing him to exile. But the investigation will have to rely on memory, photographs and conflicting accounts emerging from families immersed in an ongoing war.

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Interview with the Berliner Zeitung: Yazbek “Syria as we knew it no longer exists”

This interview was conducted by Susanne Lenz, for the Berliner Zeitung, and published on September 14th, 2015.
A few excerpts of the interview below (approximate translation!)
In your book you describe how you got controlled at checkpoints by Iraqis, Yemenis, Chechens, etc.. It sounds as if Syria is not the Syrians’ anymore.
That is perfectly true: Assad has sold the country. Because of him, foreign fighters dominate. And also because of Iran and Russia. Assad is responsible, but so is the world and the regional states…

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[15 Sep 2015 | No Comment | 78 views]
Orange blossoms and spurs of violence – a review of Douaihy’s “American Neighborhood”

This is a review of Douaihy’s latest nove by Claire Mazaleyrat, published on the blog “L’avis des livres”, September 6th, 2015.
“At a time when the decline of the city, and the ancient ties that ordered its social hierarchies are crumbling along streets fallen in decrepitude, past allegiances mark the end of a world. It is in this context that the reader follows the path of the novel’s characters, torn between family loyalties and the call of new sirens.”

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