In the Country of Men
By Hisham Matar
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780141027036, 249pp.)
Publication Date: February 2008
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Writer Hisham Matar, who was nominated for the Booker Prize for his book, In The Country of Men, speaks with Renee Montagne about writing and fiction in an unstable Libya. More at NPR.org
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1. What is the effect of reading about this episode in history through a child's point of view? What clarity does it bring? In what ways do a child's impulses muddy the truth?