Book Review: My Friends

My Friends
by Hisham Matar
Review by Ray

This is a riveting and intensely moving novel about exile, family and home. Through thoughtful, nuanced and deeply emotional storytelling, I learnt so much about the political history of Libya without ever feeling like I was reading something ‘educational’. So beautifully written that I had to pause many times to take it all in. Melancholic without self-indulgence, poetic, breathtaking. I already know that this book will absolutely be one of my favourites of all of 2024.

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