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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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Has Under the Tripoli Sky left you wanting to know more about life in the Arab World? Peirene intern Gianna... http://t.co/qEWmd1Rfu7
Mon Sep 22 16:15:13 +0000 2014

@UCUS_President I know! And look at them now, all grown up and out in the world... http://t.co/CWgkv5B8HZ
Mon Sep 22 16:04:47 +0000 2014

@mccallum_n We have two previous Finnish titles (The Brothers & Mr Darwin's Gardener) to start getting into the mood.... :-)
Mon Sep 22 15:57:09 +0000 2014

@DrMJFrancis We're so excited about that one. Lighter/funnier than many of our other bks. Subscriptions available v soon, watch this space!
Mon Sep 22 15:51:22 +0000 2014

@ourbookrvws Thanks for your 5* review of Under the Tripoli Sky! The Nymph sends you a huge smile :-)
Mon Sep 22 15:46:36 +0000 2014

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