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Libya: Boy Meets World

Colonialism is not one of my favourite words, but neither is post-colonialism. It is however naturally the basis for so many novels set in Africa. … 410 more words


International literature is hugely underrated, while English books are often overrated

The title of this article is an interesting one. Many readers are familiar with books written by British and North American writers. But what about books in Hungarian or Japanese or Arabic or Swahili or isiZulu? 23 more words


Leading writers respond to Nick Cave

Israel’s officials wasted no time in reciprocating Nick Cave’s declaration of love for Israel, made at his recent press conference there. Today, leading writers have responded to the musician and author’s  645 more words


Dankesrede von Hisham Matar

It was not an easy thing to stage resistance against the Nazi regime in Germany. But two siblings did make an attempt, brother and sister Scholl with Die Weisse Rose. 38 more words


The Return

The country that separates fathers and sons has disoriented many travelers.

Many Americans associate Libya with the September 11, 2012 uprising in Benghazi where Islamic militants attacked the American consulate killing the US Ambassador to Libya, J.

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Books And Essays

The Return

By Hisham Matar

Around the World: Libya

In this moving memoir, Hisham Matar describes his journey to try to find out what happened to his father, a political activist who is presumed dead. 222 more words

In Conversation with Hisham Matar

The followers of this blog who live in Washington (The United States of America) will have the opportunity to meet the writer Hisham Matar who will talk about his latest book, concerning the disappearance of his father, a Libyan. 36 more words