Fadi Zaghmout فادي زغموت

Author of The Bride of Amman, Heaven on Earth and LAILA

كاتب عروس عمّان، جنّة على الأرض، ليلى والحمل، وإبرة وكشتبان

Rencontre avec Fadi Zaghmout, l’auteur de l’Épouse d’Amman

It is confirmed. I will be in Paris on 20th of July to do a book signing for the french version of “Arous Amman” (L’Epoouse d’Amman“). It is the first time for me to do a book event in Paris and I am very much excited about it. I am happy to be hosted by […]

Banipal Translation Prize Announces 2021’s Judges, Entries

Happy to see Laila among the list of nominated novels. Hajer done a great job in translating it. Best of luck to all nominated translators! ArabLit & ArabLit Quarterly The Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation today announced the judges and entries for their 2021 prize: This year’s four judges are translator-scholar Roger […]


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رواية إبرة وكشتبان

تدور أحداث الرواية في مجتمع خيالي يكون فيه التقسيم النوعي الأساسي للبشر حسب طول قامتهم. في هذا العالم تتشكل الهوية الجندرية وتتوزع الصفات والأدوار الإجتماعية حسب طول قامة الفرد. تدور أحداث الرواية حول قصة حب تجمع بين الخياطة قصيرة القامة وطولان متوسّط الطول المنبوذ اجتماعيّاً.

إبرة وكشتبان
إبرة كشتبان

محاضرة في مهرجان نقاط في الكويت عن فكرة رواية إبرة وكشتبان


Although the Arabic world is as diverse as any other region, customs and traditions endure. Injustices continue. And then there is Laila. Trapped in a marriage to a man she finds physically revolting, Laila begins to realize secret truths about her sexuality, about her very identity as a modern Jordanian woman. “Good” Arab women may have occasional lurid fantasies about dominating men in bed… but Laila actually finds the strength to do it. And when she dies suddenly in an encounter with a lover, the stakes for the survivors become a matter of life and death. In Laila, Fadi Zaghmout gives voice to the Arab woman to put men in her society on trial.

LAILA by Fadi Zaghmout

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