«There are many things in this story». The English writer Hanif Kureishi is speaking about his new book, The nothing (Faber and Faber Limited), published in Italy by Bompiani with the appropriate title Uno zero, chosen by translator Davide Tortorella. The author of My beautiful laundrette and The Buddha of suburbia tells us the affairs of a old director, Waldo, his beautiful wife Zenab and his friend Eddie. A story of betrayal and revenge, eros and trick.
Close link that connects Wahhabism and Saudi monarchy has roots in distant past but dramatic repercussions in today's world; scholar Terence Ward analyses it in the essay Per capire oggi il Medio Oriente. L'ISIS spiegata ai giovani (Libreria Editrice Fiorentina, 2017).
«They want to destroy Syria, the one remaining independent Arab state, and the heart of the Axis of Resistance (linked to Iran and Hezbollah)». What Australian writer and scholar Tim Anderson realizes in his accurate and well-documented essay, The Dirty War on Syria – published in 2016 by Global Research Publishers and the following year in Italy by Zambon Editore – is a fundamental reversal of perspective about war on Syria, its true causes and hidden interests of powers involved.
On September 22nd in Italy, European legends enthusiasts have found something to sink their teeth into, during the presentation in Rome of a book by Lennart Meri (at the Travel Literature Festival). The publication (Publisher Gangemi) is by the Foundation Lennart Meri and by the ‘Italy Estonia’ Association. “Hõbevalge”, appeared on the bookshelves in 1976 and has a special meaning twenty five years after the regained independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.