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Kamel Riahi

Dog Hunting

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Many years ago on a day like today, a hard-faced young man sits reading the newspaper in a café in some small alley. He opens the page and a small headline catches his eye: Campaign to Round Up 15,000 Strays in Capital. The young man smiles and reads on: As part of a plan to improve the quality of life for residents of the capital city, and to bolster Tunis’ image as a premiere tourist destination, the City Council has embarked on a campaign to catch fifteen thousand stray ...

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Kamel Riahi

Kamel Riahi is a Tunisian writer journalist, translator, and writer. In recognition for his two collections of short stories and novel, al-Mishrat, he was chosen as one of the Beirut39 authors. His works have been translated into a number of languages. His novel, al-Ghurila (The Gorilla), published by al-Saqi Books in 2011, chronicles the racism and brutality of Tunisian society in the fading years of the Ben Ali regime.