Blogs in January 2024

My Friends 26th January 2024

An intensely moving novel about three friends living in political exile and the emotional homeland that deep friendships can provide – from the Booker-shortlisted, Pulitzer prize-winning author of THE RETURN Khaled and Mustafa meet at university in Edinburgh: two...

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A Month in Siena 6th February 2020

When Hisham Matar was nineteen years old he came across the Sienese School of painting for the first time. In the year in which Matar’s life was shattered by the disappearance of his father the work of the great...

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In the Country of Men 1st January 1970

1979, set against the brutal police state of Gaddafi’s Libya. Through the eyes of nine year old Suleiman we see and experienc Tripoli, and Suleiman’s family in the city, and what it means not to have freedom.

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