Category Archives: Book Reviews

100 Very Short Stories by Mohamed Bouhouch: A Review Written by the Online Moroccan Magazine kisa.alfawanis.com and Translated by Ali Znaidi.

100 Very Short Stories by Mohamed Bouhouch. A new book titled 100 Very Short Stories by writer Mohamed Bouhouch was recently published by Imprimerie Nouha Editions in Sfax (Tunisia) under the publications of the Tozeur section of The Tunisian Writers’ Union. The … Continue reading

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Houcine El Wad’s His Excellency Mr. the Minister: A Radical Collusion between the Capital, the Body, and Politics. An Article Written by Alia Ben Nhila and Translated by Ali Znaidi.

Saadatouhou Essaid Elwazir (His Excellency Mr. the Minister) is a new novel written by Houcine El Wad (or Houcine El Oued), published by Dar El Janoub Editions (Sud Éditions, Tunis) in 268 pages of medium size under the series “Ouyoun El … Continue reading

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The Five Minutes’ Wings by Ibtissem Khalil. Reviewed by Ehab Elmalah.

The Five Minutes’ Wings: A Fictional Prospectiveness of the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions The Five Minutes’ Wings is the title of the new short story collection of the Tunisian short story writer and researcher Ibtissem Khalil. It was recently published … Continue reading

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The Rape by Hedi Thabet. Reviewed by Sayed Rizq.

The Rape a Tunisian Novel Printed in Cairo after a Twenty-year Ban Cairo-Sayed Rizq: Shams for Publishing & Media printed Tunisian author Hedi Thabet’s novel The Rape after it was banned more than twenty years due to its audacity in … Continue reading

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Pens from My Country by Saloua Rachdi. Reviewed by Noureddine Bettaieb.

Saloua Rachdi’s Pens from My Country: Readings in Tunisian Novels Tunis (Alchourouk) Saloua Rachdi, whom we only knew as a writer who writes short stories and poetry in Arabic,   surprised readers with a book in French language. Her new book … Continue reading

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The Digital Path of the Soul by Radhia Chehaibi. Reviewed by Mohamed Belghazi.

Radhia Chehaibi in “a Digital Path of the Soul:” Poetic Texts with a Prose Flavour and Vice-versa. In this Digital Path of the Soul writer Radhia Chehaibi labeled her pen’s bleeding /Poetic Texts/. By doing so she removes the quality … Continue reading

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The Orphan of Time: A New Novel by Hassouna Mosbahi

Beirut- Al-Quds Al-Arabi: A new novel titled The Orphan of Time by Tunisian novelist Hassouna Mosbahi was published by Jadawel Publishing Translation and Distribution. The events of this novel take place in a single day when the protagonist reached sixty … Continue reading

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Hymns to her Pains by Rachida Cherni. Reviewed by Mohamed Issa El Mouadeb.

Rachida Cherni’s Hymns to her Pains: A novel of reality and what is left unspoken. A new novel written by Tunisian writer whose fictional texts are famous for realism and defending human rights and especially women’s rights was published in … Continue reading

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Tunisian Shadows: An Anthology of Tunisian Short Stories Edited by Abderrahman Majid Rabii. Reviewed by Mohamed Issa El Mouadeb.

A new edition of Tunisian Shadows: 43 Short Stories from Tunisian Arabic Literature was published in 342 pages. It includes short stories by Mohamed Laroussi Metoui, Mustapha Fersi, Ezzedine Madani, Mohamed Salah el-Jebri, Mohsen Ben Dhiaf, Amor Ben Salem, Samir … Continue reading

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The Rose Which I Don’t Name by Fatma Ben Mahmoud. Reviewed by Essahbi Ben Mansour.

The Rose Which I Don’t Name: A New Poetry Collection by Fatma Ben Mahmoud.   The splendor of the word and the pulse of action in the existence:   A new poetry book titled The Rose Which I Don’t Name … Continue reading

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