Tuesday 16 January 2024 - 19:01
Egyptian author's 'Random Arrangements' at Iranian bookstores

IBNA- Featuring 48 letters, the book 'Random Arrangements' by Egyptian novelist Donia Kamal has been published in Persian and is available in Iranian bookstores.

Translated by Amir Farhang-Doust, the book which portraits the incongruity of literature with vulgarity has been released by Jahan-e Ketab Publishing Institute in 230 pages.

The novel is a collection of 48 letters written to the father (15), to Jamileh (12), Karmen (10), to Yousef (9), as well as a letter to an anonymous recipient and one to all the dera ones to create a picture of women in the Middle East and Middle Eastern women in the other countries in 2004 to 2018.

These semi-autobiographical letters have been arranged chronologically to depict the situation of the Arab world during a turbulent and uncertain time.

This novel is centered on parenthood, love, loss, sickness, revolution, friendship, and compassion. The narrator of is not only buffeted by social expectations and geopolitical heavyweights, but also self-destructive impulses and deep sorrows.

Donia Kamal is an Egyptian novelist and producer. 'Cigarette Number Seven' is her second novel which won the Sawiris Emerging Writers Prize.

She has also produced more than fifty documentary films and numerous television shows for various Arab networks. She currently lives between Egypt and the UAE.

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