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In Serach For Azar

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Nizar AghriInterview with longlisted author Nizar Aghri | International Prize for Arabic Fiction

A Syrian-Kurdish writer and translator, born in Turkey in 1961. He translates from several languages. He published three novels: “The Mullah Papers of Saffron” 2005, “Salem Street” 2017, and “The Search for Azar” 2021. He translated a number of novels by Italian writer Ari de Luca. Lives and works in Oslo.

His Novel “In Search For Azar” reached the long list for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction ( the Arabic version of the International Booker Prize for Fiction) for the year 2022

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One of the two main protagonists, Eid, reminisces about his boyhood and youth and his relationship with his close friend Azar, who left the city of Qamishli suddenly, with his Jewish family. Eid recalls how their special friendship began when they were young boys and how it developed and grew stronger, before the shock of parting. As he narrates the story in detail, the diversity of life in Syrian cities is also revealed, with their assortment of religions, sects and races. The two friends finally meet again after forty years, when Eid’s daughter meets Azar’s son. In Search for Azar is a quest for the ambivalent innocence of childhood. It also puts social diversity and difference under the spotlight, filled with optimism for the future.

The novel “In Search For Azar” reached the long list for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction ( the Arabic version of the International Booker Prize for Fiction) for the year 2022

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Weight 500 g
Dimensions 20 × 14 cm
Pages

444 Pages

Prizes

The long list for the Inernational Prize for Arabic Fiction (the Arabic version of the International Booker Prize for Fiction) for the year 2022 

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