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Peirene title no 15

Under The Tripoli Sky

Kamal Ben Hameda

'Gradually, in beautifully simple and restrained prose, his childish perspective reveals the yawning disparity between men and women and a society on the verge of embracing one of the cruellest dictators of the modern age.' Lucy Popescu, Huffington Post


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#TranslationThurs Unlearning with Hannah Arendt byMarieLouiseKnott trans fromGerman David Dollenmayer Excellent short bk on the bril thinker
Thu Sep 18 09:35:25 +0000 2014

RT @JacquiWine: @stujallen Under the Tripoli Sky will be my next #TranslationThurs read.
Thu Sep 18 09:32:29 +0000 2014

Inspiring eve with PeiAuthor No15 Kamal Ben Hameda, last night. Tonight it's Supper Club @BookandKitchen Under the Tripoli Sky & Libyan food
Thu Sep 18 09:30:40 +0000 2014

@lucyjpop thanks for fab review Though disagree w/'hints of domestic abuse' Don't think there was.A lesser author'd have gone down that path
Thu Sep 18 09:28:51 +0000 2014

Wonderful review of The Blue Room in this week @The_Tablet by @lucyjpop 'brilliant examination of a woman struggling to own her sexuality'
Thu Sep 18 09:25:06 +0000 2014

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