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Book Synopsis:
The Hunter of the Chrysalises (Or the Grub Hunter)

Amir Tag Elsir

Shortlisted 2012


The Hunter of the Chrysalises is the story of a former secret service agent who, having been forced to retire due to an accident, decides to write a novel about his experiences. He starts to visit a café frequented by intellectuals, only to find himself the subject of police scrutiny.

(Thaqafa I-al-Nashr - Cultural Publications)

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Amir Tag Elsir is a Sudanese writer, born in 1960. He studied medicine in Egypt and at the British Royal College of Medicine.

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