This book is a unique work of modern Arabic literature because of its hybrid nature– it moves between fiction, autobiography, diaries, and play-writing. Wannous wrote most of the texts in this book while being treated for cancer, a journey that lasted for five years before his death. His struggle with illness appears in many of the texts, hallucinating under the influence of painkillers, or describing a near-death experience. Texts like “Immigrating away from the forest” or “This is how I found the kittens” alternate between the real and fictional.
Approximate number of pages: 175 p.
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