The narrative jumps between the present and past, starting in 2012 where Raphael finds himself in a jail cell in post-revolution Libya amidst political chaos. He rewinds 45 years to a time when Libya was his home, just before the Muslim community ousted the ‘Arab Jews’. They spoke in a Libyan dialect of Arabic and had been rooted in North Africa since the destruction of the first temple in Jerusalem in 586BC right up until 1967.
About the Author
Raphael N. Luzon was born in Benghazi he graduated in Political Science from the University of Roma, and worked in public diplomacy for sixteen years. He was also a journalist in Italy and Israel, working for Maariv, Hadashot and Radio Galei Zahal. Currently, he resides in London and manages a company dealing with Judaic cultural artefacts.
About the Publisher
Darf Publishers is a London-based independent publisher with diversity and inclusion at the heart of its work.
Established in 1981 as an English imprint for the long-standing Arab publisher Dar Fergiani which was established by the late Mohamed Bashir Fergiani in 1952 in Libya- based Arab publisher Dar Fergiani, it focussed for three decades on publishing and reprinting classical history and travel books about Middle East, Africa and Asia in English. Since 2014, Darf shifted focus to establish itself as a leading publisher in translating new emerging writers from around the world into English, including works of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books.