Hisham Matar is a gifted novelist, his novels In the Country of Men and Anatomy of Disappearance captivated me, his writing is beautiful and the stories he tells in those novels unforgettable, and I already knew they were inspired on some level at least, by true events. 870 more words
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SOUNDTRACK: ROBERT CRAY BAND-Tiny Desk Concert 246 (October 22, 2012).
Robert Cray is a well-respected blues singer. He has a smooth voice and a good bluesy guitar sound. 436 more words
SOUNDTRACK: PATRICK WATSON-Tiny Desk Concert #221 (May 31, 2012).
Patrick Watson is a Montreal-based singer songwriter with whom I was unfamiliar. But he has received many accolades, including being nominated for the Polaris prize many times (and winning once). 863 more words
Its the critics eight choices based on Christmas selections in national newspapers, the London Evening Standard, The Spectator and The New Statesman.
If you have read this book do you agree with the critics reviews? 24 more words
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Hisham Matar’s father Jaballa Matar, an active opponent of Muammar Qaddafi in Libya, was kidnapped in Cairo in 1990 and imprisoned in Tripoli’s notorious Abu Salim jail. 265 more words