By Youssef Fadel
Spring, 1990. After years of searching in vain, a stranger passes a scrap of paper to Zina. It’s fro…Read more
The Moroccan novelist Youssef Fadel was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2014 for his novel A Rare Blue Bird Flies with Me, a masterful history of love, loss, and modern Morocco, in which he describes the gruesome life in prison during the failed coup against King Hassan II in 1972.
Fadel was himself imprisoned in the notorious Moulay Cherif prison (1974-75) during Morocco’s ‘Years of Lead.’
Film director: Kheridine Mabrouk
© 2014 IPAF – Shaaman
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Posted on 15/02/2016 in FICTION Political, tagged as A Rare Blue Bird Flies with Me, Hoopoe, Hoopoe Fiction, International Prize for Arabic Ficiton, IPAF, Jonathan Smolin, Morocco, political, writer, Youssef Fadel