Return to Tripoli

Hisham Matar

Hisham Matar


Libyan novelist Hisham Matar was still a boy when his family fled to Cairo in order to escape the dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi. In a public interview at Montreal's Blue Metropolis Literary Festival, he tells IDEAS host Paul Kennedy about his recent return to a country that his imagination never left.

Books by Hisham Matar

Anatomy of A Disappearance, published by Viking, 2011.

In the Country of Men, published by Viking, 2006.

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