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Sarajevo Firewood Saïd Khatibi Review

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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Beirut 2020 The Collapse of a Civilization Charif Majdalani Review

Beirut 2020 – The Collapse of a Civilization translated by Ruth Diver is reviewed by Sharif Gemie for The BookBlast Diary. Remember the Great Fear of March 2020? Remember the empty supermarket shelves, stripped bare […]

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The King’s Fool Mahi Binebine Review

Throughout history, the king’s fool has had a distinct, privileged and vital role to play at royal courts. Mahi Binebine’s fool is contemporary, even though the story reads as though it happened in a distant […]

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French Muslims in Perspective Joseph Downing Review

The French Muslim community numbers nearly 6 million, and is growing. French Muslims in Perspective: Nationalism, Post-Colonialism and Marginalisation under the Republic by Joseph Downing is rich in detail for curious minds, with copious end notes […]

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On Terrorism Tahar Ben Jelloun Review

BookBlast review of On Terrorism: Conversations with My Daughter to accompany Georgia de Chamberet’s interview Tahar Ben Jelloun in French & in English, voice-over by Issa Naseri, for the BookBlast Podcast series, Bridging the Divide.  […]