The 2015 Round-Up

As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time to take a step back and reflect on the year that has been. As is now “traditional”, I’ll be using this post to talk about my favourite books of the year, but first a quick blast through some of the non-bookish stuff that happened in the past […]

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An Interview with KARIM MISKÉ

Name: KARIM MISKÉ Author of: ARAB JAZZ (2015) On the web: karimmiske.com On Twitter: @KarimMiske Karim Miské is a documentary-maker, restaurateur and television script-writer who lives and works in Paris. Arab Jazz is his first novel. Thank you, Karim, for taking the time to chat with us. The title of your novel is a riff […]

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ARAB JAZZ by Karim Miské

ARAB JAZZ Karim Miské (karimmiske.com) Translated by Sam Gordon (www.sglanguages.com) MacLehose Press (maclehosepress.com) £16.99 And so it is in the Valetta of Paris, 75019, that he feels the first drop on his upturned face, his half-closed eyes gazing up at the sky. The second comes crashing down onto the gleaming sleeve of his djellaba, a […]

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