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De blauwe pen

Samar Yazbek (author), Martine Woudt (translator)
Rima, de vertelster uit De blauwe pen, zwijgt. Ze hoort haar eigen stem alleen bij speciale gelegenheden: wanneer ze reciteert uit de Koran, hardop voorleest uit De kleine prins of wanneer ze huilt of schreeuwt omdat ze bang is of pijn heeft. Mensen zeggen dat ze gek is. Maar ze is niet gek. Juist om haar heen is de waanzin losgebarsten. Als ze op een dag met de bus door Damascus rijdt, opent een
Title
De blauwe pen
Author
Samar Yazbek
Translator
Martine Woudt
Language
Dutch
Original language
Arabic
Original title
Al macha'a
Publisher
Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Orlando, © 2019
254 p.
Note
Vertaling gebaseerd op de Franse editie
ISBN
9789493081185 (hardback)

About Samar Yazbek

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Samar Yazbek (Arabic: سمر يزبك‎) is a Syrian writer and journalist. She was born in Jableh, Syria, near Latakia, in 1970, and studied Arabic literature at Latakia university. She has written in a wide variety of genres - novels, short stories, film scripts, television dramas, film and TV criticism, literary narratives.

Biography

In 2010, Yazbek was selected as one of the 39 most promising authors under the age of 40, by Beirut39, a contest organized by the Hay Festival. In 2011, she took part in the popular uprising against the Assad regime, and was forced to exile a few months later. In 2012, she was chosen for the prestigious PEN/Pinter Prize "International writer of courage", in recognition of her book In the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution. She was also awarded the Swedish Tucholsky Prize, and the Dutch Oxfam/PEN, in the same year. In 2016 Yazbek's literary narrative The Crossing w…Read more on Wikipedia