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TRACES OF A TATTOO: Chapter 9

TRACES OF A TATTOO A novel by Adel Bishtawi Read Chapter 9 Shortly thereafter Aroub pushed her hands deep into the bathrobe pockets and started swinging them while wondering if Wissam was aware of the strategically-conceived trap she had set

Traces of a Tattoo by Adel Bishtawi: chapter 14

Traces of a Tattoo by Adel Bishtawi Read chapter 14 Washington: Uncle’s house Next morning 5783w Samir held up both hands to his sister. “Could anything worse happen to me on my wedding day?” He complained, angry and frustrated. “My

Traces of a Tattoo: Chapter 18

Traces of a Tattoo Read Chapter 18 London: Mill Hill Cemetery Two weeks later 3844w Hisham pulled the sagging flowers out of the submerged vase and laid them inside a plastic bag which Wissam held open. He took the bag

𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗖𝗘𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗔 𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗧𝗢𝗢: REVIEWS

𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗖𝗘𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗔 𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗧𝗢𝗢 A novel by 𝗔𝗗𝗘𝗟 𝗕𝗜𝗦𝗛𝗧𝗔𝗪𝗜 Reviews ● “The scars of failed love are often more painful than the wounds.” ● …Traces of a Tattoo earns one of its distinguished qualities from its scrupulous monitoring of its

When the writer follows in the footsteps of his grandmother

   Nouri Jarrah 𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗖𝗘𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗔 𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗧𝗢𝗢 𝗕𝗬 𝗔𝗗𝗘𝗟 𝗕𝗜𝗦𝗛𝗧𝗔𝗪𝗜 A review by the distinguished Syrian poet and writer Nouri Jarrah Traces of a Tattoo seeks to convey several messages. Some relate to the woman and constitute a basic concern

“One of the most beautiful Arab novels I have read in recent years”

The Virgin’s Conception 𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗖𝗘𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗔 𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗧𝗢𝗢 𝗕𝗬 𝗔𝗗𝗘𝗟 𝗕𝗜𝗦𝗛𝗧𝗔𝗪𝗜 A review by Hussam ul-deen Mohamed PART I Traces of a Tattoo is one of the most beautiful Arab novels I have read in recent years. It acquainted me with

No ordinary novel

Fathers, Sons, the Memory, and Love in the Computer Age 𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗖𝗘𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗔 𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗧𝗢𝗢 𝗕𝗬 𝗔𝗗𝗘𝗟 𝗕𝗜𝗦𝗛𝗧𝗔𝗪𝗜 Reviewed by the distinguished Moroccan literary critic Mohammed Alloutt Traces of a Tattoo is no ordinary novel. Evoking the example of giant literary

A Novel of Emotional Programming and Meeting of East and West

  𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗖𝗘𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗔 𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗧𝗢𝗢 𝗕𝗬 𝗔𝗗𝗘𝗟 𝗕𝗜𝗦𝗛𝗧𝗔𝗪𝗜 A Novel of Emotional Programming and Meeting of East and West Reviewed by Ahmed Zainuddin A modern novel would lose its glitter if it were to be stripped down to its narrative

Bishtawi: “I have constructed a love story on the ruins of another”. 

𝗔𝗗𝗘𝗟 𝗕𝗜𝗦𝗛𝗧𝗔𝗪𝗜 𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗩𝗜𝗘𝗪𝗦: Highlights from an interview conducted by Syrian Poet Nouri (Al) Jarrah with novelist and historian Ade; S. Bishtawi Published in the Cultural Supplement of Oman Newspaper (Sultante of Oman) ● “I have constructed a love story on

The novelist in Adel Bishtawi does not hate the journalist that he is but he does not love him either

𝗔𝗗𝗘𝗟 𝗕𝗜𝗦𝗛𝗧𝗔𝗪𝗜 𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗩𝗜𝗘𝗪𝗦: An interview with novelist and historian A. S. Bishtawi By Hussam-ul-Deen Mohamed, Literary Editor of Al Quds Al Arabi Newspaper (London). ■ Q (Hussam) You’ve been in journalism for many years, is the journalist competing with the

The Spanish Expulsion of the Moriscos and its Historical Impact

𝗔𝗗𝗘𝗟 𝗕𝗜𝗦𝗛𝗧𝗔𝗪𝗜 𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗩𝗜𝗘𝗪𝗦: María Elvira Sagarzazu – Argentinian investigative historian, researcher, novelist and essayist ✺ The Spanish Expulsion of the Moriscos and its Historical Impact I met María Elvira Sagarzazu for the first time during the 10th International Symposium on