Mahmoud Trawri is a novelist and journalist born in Tair, Saudi Arabia in 1968. He began writing and publishing articles while still a teenager. Trawri worked as a literary editor at the newspaper al-Watan, and won the 2001 Sharjah Award for Arab Creativity for his first novel, Maimouna. It recounts the story of several generations of a family of African immigrants to Saudi Arabia; evoking the racism the family met with and the role of local merchants in the slave trade. Since its publication the book has been considered one of the most important in its genre but it remains difficult to find, and is still not published in Saudi Arabia although editions were printed in Sharjah, Cairo, and Beirut.
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