9789774167812

No Knives in the Kitchens of This City A Novel

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  • ISBN13:

    9789774167812

  • ISBN10:

    9774167813

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-10-15
  • Publisher: Hoopoe Fiction

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Summary

In the once beautiful city of Aleppo, one Syrian family descends into tragedy and ruin.

Irrepressible Sawsan flirts with militias, the ruling party, and finally religion, seeking but never finding salvation. She and her siblings and mother are slowly choked in violence and decay, as their lives are plundered by a brutal regime.

Set between the 1960s and 2000s, No Knives in the Kitchens of this City unravels the systems of fear and control under Assad. With eloquence and startling honesty, it speaks of the persecution of a whole society.

Author Biography


Khaled Khalifa was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1964. A founding editor of the literary magazine Alif, he is the author of four novels, including In Praise of Hatred. He has also written numerous scripts for TV dramas and films, several of which have won awards, and screenplays for several feature films.

Leri Price is the translator of Khaled Khalifa's In Praise of Hatred.

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