Review and In Conversation with the Author
The Libyan academic Mabroka Al-Wefalli took a big personal risk when she first conducted a local survey in 2001, to question the Libyan respondents’ attitude towards their political regime and participation - or lack thereof - in the system’s so-called grassroots democratic organs. She also examined their views as to how the regime must legitimize its rule – or not - to remain in place for the foreseeable future.Read More
Nahla Ink Stars – 4 out of 5!
This novel is about an author’s incredible restraint. Hisham Matar, who has in real life suffered a publicly documented tragedy – the loss and disappearance of his father – doesn’t in 246 pages mention the word Libya, the true source of his grief and misery. Easily, he can blame, accuse and point the finger; but rather, Matar in this novel reclaims the personal, ignores the current political and rises above the sordid history.