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  • AMARA LAKHOUS

    Interview. Full Stop

    The Italian novels of Algerian-born writer Amara Lakhous take the contemporary immigrant experience as a lens through which to interpret the world. Lakhous’ novels apply a light touch to the big questions: identity, language, relationships.

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  • Divorce Islamic Style. Cover. Lakhous

    Divorce Islamic Style

    Rayan Healey Bookforum As a novelist of culture clash, Lakhous has the faculty to maintain colorful voices with the luxury of introducing political themes as instantiations of character. Lakhous isn't interested so much in accurately portraying demographics as he is in reporting the subtleties of immigrant/native rhetoric.

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  • Divorce Islamic Style. Cover. Lakhous

    The Lighter Side of Terrorism By ALESSANDRA STANLEY. The New York Times

    May 11, 2012 French and British literature have long been enriched by the biculturalism of authors like Tahar Ben Jelloun, Amin Maalouf, Gaitam Malkani and Monica Ali. With talented new writers like Lakhous, who creates characters equally at home — and equally lost — in Arabic, Italian and French, Italy is closing the gap.

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  • القاهرة الصغيرة

    الصراع بين الشرق والغرب في صورته العبثية

    أثار الكاتب الجزائري عمارة لخوص في روايته «القاهرة الصغيرة» قضايا فكريّة واجتماعية معقدة، وفيها يتشابك الدين مع السياسة، وتتمثل في الصراع بين الغرب والإسلام.

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  • Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio

    “Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio” (Reviewed by Mary Whipple)

    Mostlyfiction Book Reviews DEC 19, 2008 “I’m sure the murderer of Lorenzo Manfredini is one of the immigrants….All you have to do is take a walk in the afternoon in the gardens in Piazza Vittorio to see that the overwhelming majority of the people are...

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  • Scontro di civilta . Italiano

    Piazza Vittorio ascensori e civiltà, di Marco Lodoli

    La Repubblica – Roma 03 dicembre 2006 Un titolo azzeccato e una bella copertina sono già dei passi avanti per un romanzo, gli permettono almeno di incuriosire chi guarda smarrito la valanga di novità che frana ogni settimana sui banconi delle librerie. Certo, il titolo...

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