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ุนุฑุจูŠ

The Italian

The Italian

Shukri Mabkhout (Author)

Miled Faiza (Translator)

Karen McNeil (Translator)

Fiction

Edition published in 2021 in English language

Winner of the 2015 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, the most important literary prize in the Arab world,ย The Italianย tells an emblematic story of the shipwreck of the Arab Springs.

In Tunisia at the turn of the 80s and 90s, an era of great tensions and political and social changes, the story of a revolutionary love and dream destined to succumb in the clash with the harsh reality of a country in which repression, malpractice and general degradation crush the ambitions and dreams of the individual.

At his fatherโ€™s funeral, to the great consternation of all present, Abdel Nasser beats the imam who is celebrating the funeral rite. The narrator, a childhood friend of the protagonist, retraces...

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