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[2 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 330 views]
Le Monde des Livres meets with Jabbour Douaihy in Beirut

This is an excerpt of an article by Laure Stephan, for le Monde des Livres, Published June 18th, 2015
They often talk about their books in France, whether written in French or translated from the Arabic. Some have studied in France or lived here during their years of exile in the time of war (1975-1990). But their moorings are in Beirut, or in any case not far from the city on this side of the Mediterranean and its magical light. Beirut is the place of childhood memories or years of youth, long-term stays or torn …

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[19 May 2015 | No Comment | 125 views]
Happy to share English excerpts of Le Monde des Livres’ beautiful review of Alwan’s Beavers

This review by Catherine Simon, was published by Le Monde des Livres, on January 22, 2015. Below are a few excerpts in English.
Both melancholic and hilarious, this story (…) sheds a critical, often fierce, light on the Saudi society and its offspring (…)

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[3 May 2015 | No Comment | 419 views]
Le Monde des Livres’ beautiful review of Hoda Barakat’s “The kingdom of this earth”

This article by Catherine Simon, was published in French, by Le Monde des Livres
September 2012
What follows is an approximate translation into English.
A historical novel, then? A parody rather. The stories told here are full of errors, as childhood memories and village gossip usually are. This is one of the strokes of genius of this kaleidoscopic book, an almost ethnological dive of a writer among her people: everything is truthful, nothing is quite true. It was nice to come across the shadows of Mussolini and Petain, President Chamoun or that of General …

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[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 233 views]

he president is not the young man who was said to have modern and reformist tendencies, but a dictator like the others, unable to understand what was happening in front his eyes, ready to kill half of his people to remain in power, thinking he is the only one to have the right to decide what reforms the country needs and when to grant them to his subjects as a reward.

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[2 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 210 views]

This book is a good illustration of the kind of Saudi literature that can be produced, harsh and straightforward, yet not translated enough. The introspection and insight into a society largely unknown put forward by this novel, makes it worth the interest.

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[25 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 308 views]

Difficile de ne pas voir dans cette demeure incertaine une métaphore du Liban : un pays victime d’une guerre civile, convoité sinon occupé par ses voisins, où “les gens du dessous” prennent de l’importance, au point de bouleverser les équilibres anciens…