we have to be merciful

Only last year he published his first literary production. Shukri al-Mabkhout was alreay known in literary and academic circles. He did translation work and wrote a weekly column. 

Now he has been selected for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. In this interview he talks about his work and his writing and this year his second novel will follow. 


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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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