Darsafi for Publishing, USA, issues “The Pavement of the Murdered” by Ibrahim al-Masri
Darsafi for Publication and Distribution, Seattle, Washington, has announced that “The Pavement of the Murdered” by Ibrahim al-Masri, a poet and a journalist, will be among its translated releases for this period.
Al-Masri has signed a contract to print and translate the book with Darsafi, as announced by the owner of the publishing house, Iraqi poet and translator Faiza Sultan. The book contains al-Masri’s observations during his work as a correspondent for Abu Dhabi TV in Iraq, especially those humanitarian observations during the war between 2003 and 2004.
It is worth mentioning that the book won the prize of “Ibn Battuta, Horizons Exploration Project, on the Journalistic Journey,” granted by the Geographical Literature Center in 2006. The Arabic version of the book was issued by the Arab Institution for Studies and Publishing and Al Suwaidi for Publishing and Distribution in 2007.
In a review of the book, Iraqi researcher and critic Dr. Salman Kasid says: “These are the flaming diaries of a poet who moves with open eyes and an alert mind, exploring the tragedy of war from the most painful aspects, the human and his destiny. This is the view of the poet in his poem or prose text.”
Previous literary works by the author have been issued, most notably “The Paper Boats Game,” a novel that ranked third in the first session of the Arab Creativity Award in Sharjah; “Awareness and Presence,” poetry; “Poetry, a creature with no … Work,” poetry; “Adel & Souad,” novel; and “Traffickers of Dreams,” a novel about the January 25th, 2011 revolution.