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Mama Hissa's Mice: A Novel (English Edition) From the author of The Bamboo Stalk and winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction comes an apocalyptic and caustically funny novel about the power of friendship in a war torn worldGrowing up together in the Surra section of central Kuwait, Katkout, Fahd, and Sadiq share neither ethnic origin nor religious denominationonly friendship and a rage against the unconscionable sectarian divide turning their lives into war zone rubble To lay bare the ugly truths, they form the protest group Fuadas Kids Their righteous transgressions have made them targets of both Sunni and Shia extremists Theyve also elicited the concern of Fahds grandmother, Mama Hissa, a story spinning font of piety, wisdom, superstition, and dire warnings, who cautions them that should they anger God, the sky will surely fallThen one day, after an attack on his neighborhood leaves him injured, Katkout regains consciousness His friends are nowhere to be found Inundated with memories of his past, Katkout begins a search for them in a world that has become unrecognizable but not forsakenSnaking through decades of Kuwaiti history well into a cataclysmic twenty first century, Mama Hissas Mice is a harrowing, emotional, and caustic novel of rebellion It also speaks to the universal struggle of finding ones identity and a reason to go on, even after the sky has fallenSaud Alsanousi is a Kuwaiti novelist and journalist born inHe won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction for The Bamboo Stalk in , and Mama Hissas Mice was nominated for the Sheikh Zayed Book Award His first novel, The Prisoner of Mirrors, was published inand won the fourth Laila al Othman Prize, a prestigious award for novels and short stories by young writers He also won first prize for his story The Bonsai and the Old Man in the JulyStories on the Air competition organized by Al Arabi magazine with BBC Arabic In October , the Gulf Cooperation Council presented Alsanousi with the Contribution to Literature Award in Riyadh His work has appeared in a number of Kuwaiti publications, including Al Watan newspaper and Al Arabi, Al Kuwait, and Al Abwab magazines He currently writes for Al Qabas newspaperSawad Hussain is an Arabic translator and litterateur who is passionate about all things related to Arab culture, history, and literature She has regularly critiqued Arabic literature in translation for ArabLit and Asymptote, among others reviewed Arabic literature and language textbooks for Al Arabiyya Journal Georgetown University Press and assessed Arabic works for English PEN Translation grants She was coeditor of the Arabic English portion of the seminal, award winning Oxford Arabic DictionaryHer upcoming translations include a Palestinian resistance classic by Sahar Khalifeh for Seagull Books and a Lebanese young adult novel for University of Texas Press She holds an MA in Modern Arabic Literature from the School of Oriental and African Studies

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