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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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