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Dutch

Waar de wind huist

Samar Yazbek (author), Lore Baeten (translator), Marthe Melissen (translator)
Ali, een negentienjarige soldaat in het Syrische leger, ligt op de grond onder een grote boom. Hij droomt over een begrafenis, die van zichzelf? Is de vrouw die haar armen om de kist slaat zijn moeder? Wanneer hij weer bij bewustzijn komt, herinnert Ali zich de begrafenis van zijn broer, ongeveer een jaar geleden. Op hetzelfde moment realiseert hij zich dat hij gewond moet zijn geraakt door een bo
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Title
Waar de wind huist
Author
Samar Yazbek 1970-
Translator
Lore Baeten Marthe Melissen
Language
Dutch
Original language
Arabic
Original title
Maqâm al rîh
Publisher
Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Orlando, © 2022
156 p.
Note
Publicatie in samenwerking met Oxfam Novib
ISBN
9789083209821 (paperback)

About Samar Yazbek

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Samar Yazbek (Arabic: سمر يزبك, born 1970 in Jableh, Syria) is a Syrian writer and journalist. She studied Arabic literature at Latakia University. She has written in a wide variety of genres - novels, short stories, film scripts, television dramas, film and TV criticism, literary narratives. Several of her works have been translated from the Arabic original into other languages.

Biography

In 2010, Yazbek was selected as one of the 39 most promising authors under the age of 40, by Beirut39, a contest organized by the Hay Festival. In 2011, she took part in the popular uprising against the Assad regime, and was forced into exile a few months later. In 2012, she was chosen for the prestigious PEN/Pinter Prize International writer of courage award, in recognition of her book A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution. She was also awarded the Swedish Tucholsky Prize and the Dut…Read more on Wikipedia