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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Gold Dust 1st May 2020

Rejected by his tribe and hunted by the kin of the man he killed, Ukhayyad and his thoroughbred camel flee across the desolate Tuareg deserts of the Libyan Sahara. Between bloody wars against the Italians in the north and...

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The Fourth Shore 30th March 2020

The Fourth Shore: the sliver of fertile land along the Tripoli coast, the ‘lost’ territory Mussolini promised to reclaim for Italy. Which is how, in 1929, seventeen-year-old Liliana Cattaneo arrives there from Rome on a ship filled with eager...

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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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Tears in Tripoli 1st January 1970

Providing security for international media teams is old-hat for Jake Collins. He’s been there and he’s done that. However, his latest little jaunt, one that sees him travelling right into the heart of Libya, soon turns out to be...

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