Category Archives: Fiction

Under The Same Sun by Mariam Kobras

Book available on Amazon. This is the Book II from the Stone Trilogy and here I am reviewing it exactly one year after I published a review of the first book: A Distant Shore… What a coincidence! The second book focuses on

Under The Same Sun by Mariam Kobras

Book available on Amazon. This is the Book II from the Stone Trilogy and here I am reviewing it exactly one year after I published a review of the first book: A Distant Shore… What a coincidence! The second book focuses on

Oublier Alep, Editions Tamyras

Oublier Alep, Paola Salwan Daher

“Dans les rues poussiéreuses d’une Alep au bord de la révolution, Noha et Shirine s’observent à distance, perdues dans leur douleur et dans leurs souvenirs, sous le regard nostalgique d’Abou Nouwâs, noyé sous le poids de la perte de son

Oublier Alep, Editions Tamyras

Oublier Alep, Paola Salwan Daher

“Dans les rues poussiéreuses d’une Alep au bord de la révolution, Noha et Shirine s’observent à distance, perdues dans leur douleur et dans leurs souvenirs, sous le regard nostalgique d’Abou Nouwâs, noyé sous le poids de la perte de son

in-country-men-hisham-matar

“In the Country of Men” by Hisham Matar

Review by Marina Chamma. For many, to talk about political prisoners is to talk about the injustice of their imprisonment and the weakness of governments that cannot tolerate dissent. It is more about ways to ensure their release and fighting for

in-country-men-hisham-matar

“In the Country of Men” by Hisham Matar

Review by Marina Chamma. For many, to talk about political prisoners is to talk about the injustice of their imprisonment and the weakness of governments that cannot tolerate dissent. It is more about ways to ensure their release and fighting for

L’Ombre du Vent

Un des meilleurs livres que j’ai lu jusque là. L’histoire se passe à Barcelone, où Daniel, un jeune garçon, tombe sur le dernier exemplaire d’un livre intitulé l’Ombre du Vent écrit par un certain Julian Carax. Il va alors à

L’Ombre du Vent

Un des meilleurs livres que j’ai lu jusque là. L’histoire se passe à Barcelone, où Daniel, un jeune garçon, tombe sur le dernier exemplaire d’un livre intitulé l’Ombre du Vent écrit par un certain Julian Carax. Il va alors à

Lyrics Alley by Leila Aboulela

Lyrics Alley is the story of a Sudanese family set in the 1950s before and during Sudan independence. Mahmoud Bey, patriarch of the powerful Abuzeid dynasty has two wives: Waheeba, a traditional Sudanese woman and Nabilah, a much younger modern woman from Egypt. Mahmoud has 3

Lyrics Alley by Leila Aboulela

Lyrics Alley is the story of a Sudanese family set in the 1950s before and during Sudan independence. Mahmoud Bey, patriarch of the powerful Abuzeid dynasty has two wives: Waheeba, a traditional Sudanese woman and Nabilah, a much younger modern woman from Egypt. Mahmoud has 3

“La Neige Etait Sale” – How much did Simenon “borrow” from Camus?

To read Simenon in his native language; to grasp his world, to indulge in every word he carefully selects, to capture his elusive characters is, without a doubt, to be privileged. Book Review The story is narrated by an omnipresent

“La Neige Etait Sale” – How much did Simenon “borrow” from Camus?

To read Simenon in his native language; to grasp his world, to indulge in every word he carefully selects, to capture his elusive characters is, without a doubt, to be privileged. Book Review The story is narrated by an omnipresent

Catching Fire (Book 2 in The Hunger Games) – Suzanne Collins

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has come out triumphant from the Hunger Games. But at a price. Her last attempt at bringing Peeta and herself out of the arena alive was seen as an act of defiance by the Capitol.

Catching Fire (Book 2 in The Hunger Games) – Suzanne Collins

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has come out triumphant from the Hunger Games. But at a price. Her last attempt at bringing Peeta and herself out of the arena alive was seen as an act of defiance by the Capitol.