The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between

18 January 2020 | By Hisham Matar | Filed in: libya.

From Man Booker Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Hisham Matar, a memoir of his journey home to his native Libya in search of answers to his father s disappearance In 2012, after the overthrow of Qaddafi, the acclaimed novelist Hisham Matar journeys to his native Libya after an

The Lion's Game (John Corey, #2)

18 January 2020 | By Nelson DeMille | Filed in: libya.

Detective John Corey, last seen in Plum Island, now faces his toughest assignment yet the pursuit and capture of the world s most dangerous terrorist a young Arab known as The Lion who has baffled a federal task force and shows no sign of stopping in his quest for revenge against the American

The Bleeding of the Stone

18 January 2020 | By Ibrahim al-Koni | Filed in: libya.

The moufflon, a wild sheep prized for its meat, continues to survive in the remote mountain desert of southern Libya Only Asouf, a lone bedouin who cherishes the desert and identifies with its creatures, knows exactly where it is to be found Now he and the moufflon together come under threat from

Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution

18 January 2020 | By Lindsey Hilsum | Filed in: libya.

Over a quarter century, the renowned British international correspondent Lindsey Hilsum has covered crisis and conflict around the world In February 2011, at the first stirrings of revolt, she went to Libya, and began to chronicle the personal stories of people living through a time of

Anatomy of a Disappearance

18 January 2020 | By Hisham Matar | Filed in: libya.

Nuri is a young boy when his mother dies It seems that nothing will fill the emptiness that her strange death leaves behind in the Cairo apartment he shares with his father Until they meet Mona, sitting in her yellow swimsuit by the pool of the Magda Marina hotel As soon as Nuri sees her, the

The Shadows of Ghadames

18 January 2020 | By Joëlle Stolz | Filed in: libya.

This story about a Muslim girl bound by traditional Islamic customs but who yearns for something explores women s rights, freedom, religion, and identity.In the Libyan city of Ghadames, Malika watches her merchant father depart on one of his caravan expeditions She too yearns to travel to

Under the Tripoli Sky

18 January 2020 | By Kamal Ben Hameda | Filed in: libya.

A fascinating portrait of a pre Gaddafi society on the verge of change Tripoli in the 1960 A sweltering, segregated society Hadachinou is a lonely boy His mother shares secrets with her best friend Jamila while his father prays at the mosque Sneaking through the sun drenched streets of Tripoli,

The Burning Shores: Inside the Battle for the New Libya

18 January 2020 | By Frederic Wehrey | Filed in: libya.

An action filled account of Libya after Qadhafi, and Hillary Clinton s legacy The death of Colonel Muammar Qadhafi freed Libya from forty two years of despotic rule, raising hopes for a new era But in the aftermath, the country descended into bitter rivalries and civil war, paving the way for the

The Map of Salt and Stars

18 January 2020 | By Zeyn Joukhadar | Filed in: libya.

The story of two girls living eight hundred years apart a modern day Syrian refugee seeking safety and a medieval adventurer apprenticed to a legendary mapmaker.It is the summer of 2011, and Nour has just lost her father to cancer Her mother, a cartographer who creates unusual, hand painted maps,

Gaddafi's Harem: The Story of a Young Woman and the Abuses of Power in Libya

18 January 2020 | By Annick Cojean | Filed in: libya.

In 2011, Annick Cojean, senior reporter at Le Monde and special correspondent for Tripoli, wrote a shock article, titled Gaddafi s sexual slave , which told the story of Soraya, a twenty two year old Libyan woman who had been kidnapped and held captive since the age of 15 Soraya was a schoolgirl

Homeless Rats

18 January 2020 | By Ahmed Fagih | Filed in: libya.

Under the intolerable mid day sun a troupe of Bedouins set up camp on land previously ruled by desert creatures long legged rats, who bury themselves in tunnels to escape the heat, snakes who lurk in the shade, wise old tortoises, wolves and armies of rats As the humans begin to search for food, a