Search Results: "Kamel Daoud"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MEURSAULT INVESTIGATION by Kamel Daoud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Fiction with a strong moral edge, offering a Rashomon-like response to a classic novel."
The nameless Arab victim of Albert Camus' The Stranger receives a biography and a name in this thoughtful, controversial rejoinder from the other side of the colonial question.Read full book review >

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THE TRANSLATOR by Daoud Hari
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 2008

"A book of unusually humane power and astounding moral clarity: evenhanded but pointing a reproachful finger at all the right targets."
Harrowing but hopeful account of the genocide in Sudan, as told by one of the courageous locals who make it possible for a stubborn cadre of journalists to bring word of the atrocities to the outside world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 16, 2006

"This compelling story may remind the reader of a Greek tragedy, as the protagonist's own vices lead to his demise."
A young mayor is pivotal in the revival of boomtown Miami Beach in the 1980s, all the while indulging his large appetites for money, power and sex. Read full book review >

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THE PENGUIN'S SONG by Hassan Daoud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A novel that defies expectations as it summons up the displacement and dehumanization that can come with war."
Daoud's claustrophobic novel hauntingly conveys one family's isolation after being relocated during the Lebanese civil war. Read full book review >