Contemporary European Literature.Thought provoking, well designed, short.

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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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@trinort04 Happy Birthday to your dad and hope he enjoys the present.
Fri Oct 31 12:38:25 +0000 2014

RT @trinort04: @PeirenePress just got my Dad Under the Tripoli Sky for his birthday to remind him of our time there :-) always on look out …
Fri Oct 31 12:37:50 +0000 2014

@tony_malone :-)) it, i.e this cover in your library, might indeed raise a few eyebrows. What edition/publisher is this?
Fri Oct 31 12:37:18 +0000 2014

@tony_malone oh dear oh dear - what a cover! Never seen this before. And good job too - might have put me off ever reading bk in first place
Fri Oct 31 12:15:31 +0000 2014

“You speak like a heroine,' said Montoni, contemptuously; 'we shall see whether you can suffer like one.”...
Fri Oct 31 10:54:13 +0000 2014


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