On Monday, November 2nd met to discuss Tiller of the Waters (Harith al-Miyah) by Lebanese writer Hoda Barakat.
Barakat is a fabulous ‘tiller’ of the human soul, with a rebellious gaze defying classification as well as a captivating literary style. Tiller of the Waters features a protagonist stuck in Beirut’s gutted center unable to escape the barricades, and the sea, surrounding him on all sides. Translator: Marilyn Booth and published by: American University in Cairo Press. Barakat received the prestigious Naguib Mahfuz Medal for Literature this book in 2000.