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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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Wed Sep 17 19:00:48 +0000 2014

A truly fantastic audience at @BelgraviaB tonight. Such insightful comments and questions. The Nymph is thrilled. http://t.co/wa27eIf4zN
Wed Sep 17 18:51:08 +0000 2014

'My intention was to recreate something that was taken away.' Kamal on writing Under the Tripoli Sky #PeiExperience @BelgraviaB
Wed Sep 17 18:47:05 +0000 2014

I started writing the women.Its as if they have never been.I wanted to give them presence,to give them a voice-Kamal @BelgraviaB
Wed Sep 17 18:42:11 +0000 2014

A real pleasure to hear Kamal Ben Hameda tell us about Libya's struggles with its own identity #PeiExperience
Wed Sep 17 18:31:22 +0000 2014

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PEIRENE'S SEPTEMBER SALON

Tickets can now be booked for our September Salon with Libyan author Kamal Ben Hameda. An evening of literature, conversation, dinner and drinks.

THE MUSSESL FEAST RUNNER UP IFFP 2014

We are delighted & honoured. The Mussel Feast (Peirene no10) receives runner up prize with special mention at the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2014. Congratulations to our German author Birgit Vanderbeke and translator Jamie Bulloch.

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