Reviews Archive

  • 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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  • The ‘I’ in I spy stands for Italian

    The ‘I’ in I spy stands for Italian

    Muslim immigration and European xenophobia are serious issues, but that doesn’t mean that one need write about them in an awed, timorous manner. If you disagree, consider perusing Amara Lakhous’s second novel.

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  • Scheidung auf islamisch in der Via Marconi. Amara Lakhous

    Islamophobie und innerarabischer Rassismus. Deutshlandradio Kultur

    Ein arabischsprachiger Dolmetscher ermittelt verdeckt gegen eine eine islamistische Terrorgruppe, die in Rom einen Anschlag plant. Amara Lakhous beleuchtet in diesem Krimi die Friktionen des multikulturellen Zusammenlebens in Italien - und die inner-muslimische Befindlichkeit.

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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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  • A cacophony of voices

    A cacophony of voices

    The New Yorker December 04 2008 A cacophony of voices fills this novel, whose putative plot concerns the murder of a man known as the Gladiator in an apartment building in Rome. One by one, the neighbors offer their querulous, seemingly tangential testimony: an Iranian...

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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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