Rabih Alameddine: Embrace the Outsider

“Someone asked me, ‘Did you think of the book as political?’ and of course it is. This is what interests me. I could be writing about two hamsters running on a wheel and it becomes political.”… read more

‘An Unnecessary Woman’ by Rabih Alameddine

“[…] Rabih Alameddine’s An Unnecessary Woman sets forth a different definition of a ‘reader’s novel’:  this is a novel for voracious readers of literary fiction and fiction in translation.”… read more

'The Hakawati' by Rabih Alameddine

“Uncle Jihad used to say that what happens is of little significant compared to the stories we tell ourselves about what happens. Events matter little, only stories of those events affect us.” A funny thing happened on my way to finishing this dazzling novel. I was joyously reading along, gobbling pages like so many delicious… read more