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In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar
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Mar 10, 2011

it was amazing
Read from March 08 to 10, 2011

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message 1: by Hazel (last edited Mar 10, 2011 08:28PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Hazel Short listed for the Booker, this emotionally searing book about a boy in Libya in 1979, sets the stage for what is happening today. The author, Hisham Matar, has an essay in the Weekend FT (25 Feb 2011) and an opinion piece in the NYT, 9 March 2011. Gideon Rachman, of the FT, has an interesting article on fiction as a route to political truth, discussing Matar's book along with several others: J. M. Coetzee and Aravind Adiga.

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