Sardines and Oranges

Sardines and Oranges
by Tayeb Salih and 20 other North African authors
ISBN: 978-0-9549666-1-4

Paperback • 222pp • £8.99 • $15

Short Stories from North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia

Twenty-six hard-hitting, passionate, moving, funny and human stories from North Africa

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by 21 authors:

Latifa Baqa, Ahmed Bouzfour, Rachida el-Charni, Mohamed Choukri, Mohammed Dib, Tarek Eltayeb, Mansoura Ez-Eldin, Gamal el-Ghitani, Said al-Kafrawi, Idriss el-Kouri, Ahmed el-Madini, Ali Mosbah, Hassouna Mosbahi, Sabri Moussa, Muhammad Mustagab, Hassan Nasr, Rabia Raihane, Tayeb Salih, Habib Selmi, Izz al-Din Tazi and Mohammed Zefzaf.


Many of these authors are major literary figures in their own countries and the Arab world, who have broken with taboos and censorship, and established standards of innovation that have encouraged younger generations of authors.


“Pain, hardship, heartache, humour, identity, joy, loss and strategies for survival are universal themes and all are represented here,” writes Peter Clark, who edited and introduces the stories, and is one of the thirteen translators of the volume.

To read selections from the book, click the links below:

Ali MosbahWind

Mohamed ChoukriMen Have All the Luck

Mansoura Ez-EldinButrus: A distant hazy face

Gamal el-GhitaniThe Crop

Hassan NasrMy Father’s Ox

Rachida el-CharniLife on the Edge

Mohammed DibThe Companion

Habib SelmiThe Visit