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[4 Sep 2017 | No Comment | 4 views]
Reviews of The Shell, English edition: “Highly recommended”

The Shell, by Moustafa Khalifa, is published in English by Interlink, USA (2017):
“From 1982 to 1994, Syrian topographer Khalifa was incarcerated in his country’s infamous Tadmur Military Prison, and his decision to present his experiences as fiction results in a document both haunting and bold.

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[3 Mar 2016 | No Comment | 125 views]
The Shell, by Moustafa Khalifa, “mesmerizing” autobiographical novel – Publishing perspectives

Olivia Snaije, for Publishing Perspectives, December 2015
The Shell as part of the “top books” of 2015. Snaije says:
“Last but not least, La Coquille, (The Shell) by Moustafa Khalifé, a book I read in French, translated from Arabic, gave me the distinct feeling once I had finished it that I was no longer the same. Masterfully translated by Stéphanie Dujols, this autobiographical novel about 13 years spent in a Syrian prison is devastating and altogether mesmerizing, as terrible as the story is.

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[2 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 89 views]
Moustafa Khalifa’s “The Shell” obtains a special mention from the jury of the prestigious Ibn Rushd Prize for the Freedom of Thought 2015

Ibn Rushd Foundation for the Freedom of Thought is an association based in Germany, whose members are from the Arab diaspora or live across various Arab countries. It takes its name after the philosopher Ibn Rushd (1126-1198), taking it upon itself to support free thought and democratic forces in the Arab world by offering an annual prize. The award is independent, funded by contributions from its members and donations from supporters, with no link to any political or ideological trends. The award’s topic change each year.

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[30 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 120 views]

Only the narrative of horror seems to cancel the cultural diversity among the most impermeable Western civilisation and the Arab one

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[30 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 107 views]
Avvenire, The Shell is a “chilling description of torture” – Mostafa Khalifa

Mostafa Khalifa’s is a scream from the silence of the prisons of the regime, a cry to be heard with the hope of freeing the future.

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[30 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 72 views]

Mostafa Khalifa’s book is not only a complaint, but also bitter reflection on the horrors of which humans are guilty.