Barber Philip

As I can recall, one morning, about three years ago, I was searching for a barber to get my long hair cut. I scoured the streets of the city in vain. It was apparently a holiday. Nevertheless, and whatever was that day, a few barbershops were open, very few, and because of this they were … Continue reading Barber Philip

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The Dead

A short Story by: Salem Al Tuwaiya Translated by: Badr Al Jahwari   If I were alive, I would have closed my eyes so tightly that I couldn’t see the yellow lamp hanging like a snake egg ready to hatch. The phone rang twice. The third time, my voice, merry and apologetic, answered “Hi. This … Continue reading The Dead

The Narrative and Socio-political Treatise in The People Smuggler

Salim Al Tuwaiya In this essay I will try to analyse the book, The People Smuggler discussing it in terms of being a narrative of an ordinary person and the circumstances of his life that led him to fight difficulties and take epic risks. On the other hand, I will shed light on the book … Continue reading The Narrative and Socio-political Treatise in The People Smuggler

J.M. Coetzee’s Life and its Influence on his Writing

Salim Al Tuwaiya If the literary works of a writer are a portrait of his life, the works of the novelist J.M. Coetzee capture a living mirror image. From this life he derives the essence of his ideas and questions related to the universe, existence and humans. The purpose of this paper is not so … Continue reading J.M. Coetzee’s Life and its Influence on his Writing

Brisbane: The City of Nature, Monuments and Walking

Salim Al Tuwaiya For someone like me, who comes from a country with a high temperature most of the year, it seems like there are only two seasons in Brisbane: scorching summer and dry, moderate winter. It is not Copenhagen with its snowy gloomy mood, nor London with its extremely cold weather. Perhaps not even … Continue reading Brisbane: The City of Nature, Monuments and Walking