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Al hayat, January 2014
It is as if the reader is walking in the city’s markets, inhaling the smell of raw fish mixed with that of soap, of the waste piled on the dirty river banks, and the scent of tobacco: «It is called American Neighborhood in reference to the abandoned Evangelical School… it overlooks the city’s river, and to access their homes, its inhabitants have no other choice but to climb long series of stairs»
Jabbour Douaihy was able to catch the precise moment of transition which we today live through …

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By Rami Tawil, for Al Akhbar
January 2014

With his masterly narrative skills, the author of « June Rain » tell the story of Tripoli with great art, through a travel in time taking the reader back to the early twentieth century. Douaihy’s characters are created in the city’s spirit and its words, thereby creating the space where the story unfolds. (…)
This is the art of details, par excellence. Details that Douaihy perfectly possesses, and with which he weaves a precise panoramic picture of the city of Tripoli.
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The Doha magazine on Jabbour Douaihy’s American Neighborhood

In “American neighborhood’, Douaihy stays close to a narrative he’s experienced before, and successfully captures the societal transformations that affect his country.