January Readers' Book Club

The House and the Palm Tree

The House and the Palm TreeA novel by Afaf Tobala

Winner of the Sheikh Zayed award. The book was described as “a sophisticated diversion from ‘mainstream’ children’s literature. It explores the inner worlds of children in a masterful story-telling style, leaving ample room for the young readers to view their surroundings in light of what they read.

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Further reading

Afaf Toballa homepage in English and in Arabic

Soor Al-Nisyan short story by Afaf Tobala

Interviews with Afaf Tubala
Mohamed El-Hamamsy
Walaa Abdelfatah
Charles Fouad