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In the Country of Men - A Story of Love and Grief

Grief loves the hollow, all it wants is to hear its own echo. Be careful.

Many times while reading Hisham Matar’s ‘In the Country of Men’, I asked myself if this book would have resonated so much with me had I not been living here, in the UAE. 866 more words


Week 29 - 2017

Hello Everyone! I’m going to jump right in today. Week 29 covers July 17 – 23. As always, feedback is encouraged.

Paris for One & Other Stories by Jojo Moyes… 371 more words

What I Read

Folio prize goes to

The Libya-born writer Hisham Matar is hitting the literary headlines. He was a Pulitzer Prize winner and now he has won the Folio Prize for his book… 21 more words


If I wake up at an early hour

What is your idea about the work of a writer? Not the product at the end of a long process, but his day to day work. 41 more words


‘In the Country of Men’ by Hisham Matar

Not surprisingly, nine year-old Suleiman (Slooma) does not fully grasp events going on around him – not helped by the fact his wealthy parents, in order to protect him, are choosing not to tell him very much. 407 more words


Book Review: The Return

“Nabokov and Conrad …They were artists who never returned. Each had tried, in his own way, to cure himself of his country. What you have left behind has dissolved…But Pasternak and Mahfouz were also right; never leave the homeland. 1,247 more words


SWF 2017 Friday

I heard a rumour that this will be the last Sydney Writers’ Festival to happen at Walsh Bay. That would be a great shame, because, especially when the weather stays bright as it has this year, it’s hard to imagine a more beautiful place in which to gather with hundreds of other reader-types. 1,030 more words