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New Syrian Novel on Fear, Informers…and on Love

New Syrian Novel on Fear, Informers…and on Love

Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 - 06:15

The Mim Edition, Algeria, has issued a new novel entitled "Quarter of Time" by the Syrian writer Suzan Khwatmi. The introduction of the 108-page book read: "The events of the novel take place in 2011 in Syria, the country of arrests, informers, fear, anxiety, and also of love.

After the arrest of the journalist Naila, we gradually discover her life along with other faces of human contradictions.

We read letters of a great love, and the struggle of a woman who feels estranged. We explore what we know and don't know about Syria, and we discover the talent of the writer (who wrote her first novel after many collections of remarkable short stories).

In her novel, Suzan Khwatmi offers her readers a text that holds their breath from the first line to the last paragraph: "Freedom and loneliness feed on each other, and grow together. Giving up everything and every emotion makes you a free creature again. However, hold onto things, places, and people makes you an enslaved creature."

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