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New release: Al-Koni's new novel situates Libya between Troy and Carthage

Al-Koni combines history with legend in the land of Libya, dedicated to its martyrs

Ahram Online, Thursday 29 Sep 2011


Ganub Gharb Trwada… Ganub Sharq Kertaja (South-West of Troy, South East of Carthage) By Ibrahim Al-Koni, Dubai: Dar Al-Sada – Dubai Cultural Book, 2011. pp.631.

Al-Koni's new novel sheds a whole new light on the desert, once again Libya, but this time loaded with history that lies between myth and reality. The book is dedicated to the martyrs of the February 17 revolution who are, "Heroes who never saw the nation a valuable trophy, so they shed rivers of blood to bring value to it."

The book has two introductions, one by Seif Al-Marri, chief editor of Dubai Cultural Magazine, and the second by Nawwaf Younis, the managing editor.


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