The Bamboo Stalk by Saud Alsanousi wins International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2013
IPAF authors to take part in local events, ahead of winner announcement in Abu Dhabi on 23 April
The Vagrant provides a realistic, engaging portrayal of the Lebanese civil war through the eyes of a young man who finds himself uprooted by the conflict. The hero represents the crisis of the Lebanese individual imposed upon by a sectarian reality. We follow his struggle to belong as he faces unfamiliar situations and conflicts in a society that considers him an outsider.
For a detailed critique of the novel by journalist Anwar Hamed, click here.
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