Alessandro Spina’s The Confines of the Shadow: A multi-generational series of novels set in Benghazi from 1912 to 1964.

WINNER OF THE PREMIO CAVALLINI 2011 & THE  PREMIO BAGUTTA 2007  “The Italian Joseph Conrad” Libero, 09/07/2011…

Alessandro Spina’s The Confines of the Shadow: A multi-generational series of novels set in Benghazi from 1912 to 1964.

WINNER OF THE PREMIO CAVALLINI 2011 & THE  PREMIO BAGUTTA 2007  “The Italian Joseph Conrad” Libero, 09/07/2011…


nuna80:

A part of the ancient city of Ptolemais is pictured near the town of Ad Dirsiyah, about 100 km (62 miles) east of Benghazi, the second largest city in Libya.

The ancient city, founded approximately in 700 B.C, gained its name during the rule of the Ptolemaic empire.

It later became one of the capitals of the ancient Roman province of Creta et Cyrenaica, which today makes up the eastern coastal region of Libya. – Photos by Reuters


sibyllalibica:

Short video of Tripoli in 1951.


Presence #Cambridge #Pembroke #chapel

Presence #Cambridge #Pembroke #chapel


nuna80:

A Ten Years Residence At Tripoli In Africa. 1793 - 1783
“عشرة أعوام في طرابلس”


No War #normandy #Arromanches-les-Bains

No War #normandy #Arromanches-les-Bains


Chewing Gum travelling now on the Jubilee line #booksontheunderground #books #lovetoread #london #GreenPark #reading #sharing #commuting #underground #Jubilee #novel #fiction

Chewing Gum travelling now on the Jubilee line #booksontheunderground #books #lovetoread #london #GreenPark #reading #sharing #commuting #underground #Jubilee #novel #fiction



Chewing Gum: Absurdity in its Beautiful Form

This is a book that I first read in Arabic, when it was published by a small independent publisher in Cairo in 2007, the novel which wasn’t allowed to be distributed by Libyan authorities inside the country, was handed over from one reader to another and became famous for its satirical criticism of the Qaddafi regime.

Chewing Gum: Absurdity in its Beautiful Form

This is a book that I first read in Arabic, when it was published by a small independent publisher in Cairo in 2007, the novel which wasn’t allowed to be distributed by Libyan authorities inside the country, was handed over from one reader to another and became famous for its satirical criticism of the Qaddafi regime.