Search Results: "Hisham Matar"


BOOK REVIEW

ANATOMY OF A DISAPPEARANCE by Hisham Matar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A son without closure writes sparingly and brilliantly about what it is to suffer loss without end."
A boy grows into a man in the suffocating vacuum of his father's abrupt and unresolved vanishing. Read full book review >

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IN THE COUNTRY OF MEN by Hisham Matar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"A tender-hearted account, winning in its simplicity, of a childhood infected too soon by the darkness of adults."
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this intriguing debut by a Libyan expatriate spotlights a Libyan family buffeted by a repressive regime. Read full book review >

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THE RETURN by Hisham Matar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"A beautifully written, harrowing story of a son's search for his father and how the impact of inexplicable loss can be unrelenting while the strength of family and cultural ties can ultimately sustain."
Novelist Matar (Anatomy of a Disappearance, 2011, etc.) returns to his native Libya in 2012 following a three-decade exile. Read full book review >

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Eudemonia Redemption by Oliver Matar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2015

"A compelling premise hindered by a lack of new insights and too little character."
A self-described "ordinary—yet unique—man," the unnamed narrator of Matar's (Counselors Beyond Knowledge, 2013) first work of fiction, shares his perspective on living a happy life. Read full book review >

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REBEL MUSIC by Hisham D. Aidi
NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"Moving from jazz to the late Moroccan pop star Salim Halali, Aidi's wide-ranging, dense work persuades by its passionate accretion of detail."
A multilayered story of the mobilization of Muslim youth through music rather than militancy. Read full book review >