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Jamal Mahjoub

‘After about three days in Djenné the lizards begin to talk.’

Jamal Mahjoub

Born in London, Mahjoub was raised in Khartoum, Sudan. He has since lived in the UK, Denmark and currently Spain. He has published seven novels, including Travelling with Djinns (Chatto&Windus 2001) and The Drift Latitudes (Chatto & Windus 2003). His work has been widely translated and won awards including the NH Mario Vargas Llosa prize and the Ettonants Voyageur’s Prix de l’Astrolabe. He is a contributing editor at Guernica magazine. Dogstar Rising (Bloomsbury 2013), is the latest Makana Mystery by his alter ego, Parker Bilal.

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