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@TheBookslamist ‘The Tower’ Review

For those of you who don't follow @Thebookslamist on Instagram or Twitter, here is their latest review. "Ramadan 2017 was transformatory for me. I wrote , 'A Virtue of Disobedience' at night and in these hours the world was speaking... Continue Reading →

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Happy Publication Day- The Tower

Hi all, The big day is finally here! The Tower, my second novel is now officially available to buy worldwide. Advanced reader reviewers have begun to post their reviews via Goodreads. Here is a sample of a few. "I’ll be frank: The... Continue Reading →

The Tower- Available to pre-order now

Hi all, My second contemporary fiction novel, entitled, The Tower  set in London, UK, is now available to pre-order! Beacon Books will be publishing the novel on April 17 2019. Follow me for more updates and Monday's exciting cover reveal!... Continue Reading →

The Award-winning Palestinian YA Novel Written in Prison

An inspiring post from ArabLit on a Palestinian prisoners YA book, woven with the harsh realities of occupied life. I had to reshare this. Thank you again, ArabLit.

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The book that won the 2018 Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature in the Young Adult category, The Oil’s Secret Tale, was written by Palestinian author Walid Daqqa, who was sentenced to life in prison in 1986 and has served more than three decades:

By Hend Saeed

Palestinian author Walid Daqqa was born in the town of Baqa Al Gharbiyeh in 1961.

When he was 23 years old, in 1986, Daqqa helped plan an operation that resulted in the kidnapping and death of an Israeli soldier. Two years later, at the age of 25, he was sentenced to life in prison. He has thus far served 32 years of his sentence, which makes him among the longest-serving prisoners in the Israeli system.

While in in prison, Daqqa has both gotten married and studied towards his Master’s in political science. He’s published a number of studies and articles, as well…

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Revisiting why I wrote Jasmine Falling

Hi all, As you know, I am back online after a two year hiatus and I return with exciting news about the upcoming publication of my second novel, The Tower. Beacon Books will be publishing my second book in April and... Continue Reading →

The Tower. Out Soon!

The Tower is Shereen Malherbe's second novel, due out in April 2019, published by Beacon Books. Book summary: Reem is a Syrian refugee who has arrived in London, trying to discover the whereabouts of her 10-year old brother, Adar. Obsessed... Continue Reading →

Into the Borneo Rainforest

Sabah, Borneo. A wooden boardwalk weaved through the 130 million-year-old rainforest that grew down to the coast on the South China Sea in Sarawak, Borneo. Dense jungle trapped the moisture in the air. Under the rainforest canopy as we walked... Continue Reading →

Friday Finds: ‘Birds / Have No Hands’

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Ahmed Shafie (http://shaaaf.blogspot.com) is an Egyptian poet, novelist, and translator who oddly does not have a collection in English translation, although his work has been translated by Robin Moger and, here, by Humphrey Davies:

Shafie was a 2014 resident at the University of Iowa’s prestigious International Writing Program, and he’s the author of the acclaimed collection 77 (2017), which made several “best of 2017” lists. Before that, he published Other Poems (2009), and A Side Street Ending in a Fountain (2000), and he’s also published two novels: The Creator (2013) and Sousou’s Journey  (2003).

He’s also an award-winning translator; his translation of Russell Edson’s Collected Prose Poems was one of Muhammad Abdelnaby’s “favorite reads” of 2015.

This latest translation, by multi-award-winning translator and scholar Humphrey Davies, appears in Rusted RadishesIt is taken from his collection 77, where it was untitled.

It opens:

BIRDS

have no hands.

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Returning…with a different view

Hello everyone, I'm returning to the world of living, also known as social media! After a two year hiatus, and becoming an almost  English Literature graduate (Summer 2019), I am ready to begin sharing my stories and travels with you again. To find... Continue Reading →

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