FAKHRI SALEH NAWAHDA,

Head of Ara­bic Pub­lish­ing, BQFP:

Qatar Today - - CULTURE > QT TAKE -

“A CHANGE IN THE LIT­ER­ARY AT­MOS­PHERE FERMENTED DUR­ING THE LAST TWENTY YEARS, OPEN­ING SAUDI WRIT­ING TO THE PROCESS OF EX­PER­I­MEN­TA­TION AND MOD­ERN­IZA­TION OF LIT­ER­ARY FORMS, WHICH IS BE­COM­ING VIS­I­BLE ON THE ARAB LIT­ER­ARY SCENE DUR­ING THE LAST FEW YEARS. ABDO KHAL, THE WIN­NER OF THE IN­TER­NA­TIONAL PRIZE FOR ARA­BIC FIC­TION IN 2010, IS ONE OF THESE WELL-KNOWN VOICES. HE WROTE FEW NOV­ELS THAT DEAL WITH CEN­SORED, PRO­HIB­ITED SUB­JECTS IN SAUDI SO­CI­ETY. IN HIS NOVEL THROW­INGS­PARKS, KHAL POR­TRAYS THE ATROC­I­TIES PER­PE­TRATED ON THE LIVES OF THE UN­DER­PRIV­I­LEGED PEO­PLE, THE SHEER VI­O­LENCE EX­ER­CISED BY THE POW­ER­FUL ON THE WEAK.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Qatar

© PressReader. All rights reserved.