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“The Seventh Day of Creation” by Abdul-Khaleq al-Rikabi among the Publications of Darsafi for Publishing in Washington

Submitted by on October 9, 2013 – 5:34 pm

Darsafi for Publication and Distribution, Seattle, Washington, has announced that Iraqi novelist Abdul-Khaleq al-Rikabi has signed a contract with the publishing house to print and translate his novel “The Seventh Day of Creation.”


The novel has previously won a prize for the best Iraqi novel in 1995. It was also chosen by the General Union of Arab writers in Damascus to be among the twenty best Arabic novels in the twentieth century.

In his review of the novel, Iraqi novelist Hassan Kareem A’ty says:  “It is rich and diverse. This diversity in styles was further invested[1] by the diversity in the way it was written, between the depth of heritage and the modern styles that follow the latest techniques in the art of prose writing.”


The Iraqi novelist and poet, al-Rikabi, was born in the Iraqi city of Wasit in 1946, where a number of his prominent novels were published, including “Before Bashiq Shaves,” which won a prize for the best literary book in 1990 by the General House for Cultural Affairs, and “Alraoouk,” a novel that won the prize of the Big East Gallery in Baghdad in 1987.



[1] intensified? enhanced?

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