a conversation with youssef rakha

His book “Kitab at-Tughra” was published in 2011 on the brink of the attempt at spring in Egypt. Many political turmoils have happend since in Egypt. One of the things that happened behind the smokescreens and demonstrations and executions was the translation of this novel written Youssef Rakha. Now it is time to see the light of day for “The book of the Sultan’s seal”. 

Here you find an interview with the writer. 

The Book of the Sultan’s Seal: (Strange Incidents from History in the City of Mars by Youssef Rakha Trans. Paul Starkey (Interlink Books, 2015)

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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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