August 2015 Readers' Book Club

Bamboo Stalk

Saud Alsanousi and Jonathan Wright (translator)
Bloomusbury September 2015
Arabic version by Arab Scientific Publishers 2012

The Bamboo Stalk takes an unflinching look at the lives of foreign workers in Arab countries and confronts the universal problems of identity, race and religion.

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Further reading

The Bamboo Stalk book review in English by Robin Kassab
Mama Hissa’s Mice book review in Arabic by Nazik Bedeir
Bamboo Stalk interview with the author by Shaker Nouri