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Khaled Khalifa

Khaled Khalifa
Yamam Al Shaar

KHALED KHALIFA was born in 1964 near Aleppo, Syria. He is the fifth child of a family of thirteen siblings. He studied law at Aleppo University and actively participated in the foundation of Aleph magazine with a group of writers and poets. A few months later, the magazine was closed down by Syrian censorship. Active on the arts scene in Damascus where he lives, Khalifa is a writer of screenplays for television and cinema. His novels include In Praise of Hatred and Death is Hard Work.

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Death Is Hard Work

Khaled Khalifa; Translated from the Arabic by Leri Price
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A dogged, absurd quest through the nightmare of the Syrian civil war

Khaled Khalifa’s Death Is Hard Work is the new novel from the greatest chronicler of Syria’s ongoing and...

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In Praise of Hatred

Khaled Khalifa, translated by Leri Price
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books

In 1980s Syria, a young Muslim girl lives a secluded life behind the veil in the vast and perfumed house of her grandparents. Her three aunts-the pious Maryam, the liberal Safaa, and the free-spirited...

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