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An Excerpt from The Penguin's Song by Hassan Daoud

[Lebanese novelist, Hassan Daoud. Photo from arabicfiction.com]

[Born in the village of Noumairieh in southern Lebanon in 1950, Hassan Daoud moved as a child to Beirut, though like so many Lebanese families, his retained strong links to the village and returned there every summer. Daoud was educated in Beirut and studied Arabic literature at university. He embarked on a career as a journalist and worked as a reporter throughout Lebanon’s civil war.  From 1979-1988 he wrote for the daily al-Safir, and then joined the staff of the ...

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