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Fiction

Review Sarajevo Firewood, Saïd Khatibi

Saïd Khatibi’s polyphonic novel, Sarajevo Firewood, pays homage to the victims of civil war in Algeria and Bosnia in the 1990s, and gives the survivors a voice. Scarred by erratic memories and traumatic recall – […]

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Non Fiction

Review The Intimate Resistance, Josep Maria Esquirol

A profound reflection on the human condition, Intimate Resistance is a welcome alternative to those glib bestselling books by counsellors and guides who synthesize complicated intellectual, scientific and spiritual ideas for instant, easy consumption. Living […]

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Fiction

Sharif Gemie reviews Turf Wars (2) Olivier Norek

Sharif Gemie reviews for BookBlast, Turf Wars, the second of Olivier Norek’s true-grit Captain Coste trilogy set in the banlieues of Paris. Spiralling Upwards Norek has an unusual C.V. Born in Toulouse in 1975, he […]