The Statues

The Statues

by Goran Sabah Ghafour


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"Kurdistan's best selling," according to Mahwi Libraries.
This is the story of a man named Pola - a man whose symbolic name is "statue of movement." In 2022, years following the Arab Spring, which rocked the roots of dictators of the Middle East and North Africa, Pola makes plans for a revolution that will challenge the politically and ethically bankrupt systems. During his journey, Pola will be threatened, challenged, and captured. Despite these obstacles, he still strives toward his dream of making his home a better place as he struggles to lead his followers toward a revolution that will change the face of the known world. A story of politics and corruption, faith and vice, love and loss, Statues provides a look into the unseen, unheard, and untouched stories of the everyday reality of the Middle East and North Africa. Through Pola, readers will share in the experience of the intense emotional and psychological challenges, along with the hope, that is held among the Middle Eastern and North African people.

"A masterpiece on untold and hidden stories that you find them almost everywhere," KurdishGlobe.

"A stunning novel telling us all about the Middle East and North Africa," Bas.

"Statues shows the wrath and power of people that dictators don't see," Rudaw

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788494299643
Publisher: Ediciones Camelot
Publication date: 08/23/2014
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Goran Sabah Ghafour is a novelist from Iraqi Kurdistan, writing about the deep-rooted issues of the Middle East and North Africa. He is a PhD/GTA student at the University of Kansas studying journalism. He is a Fulbright Alumni and establishing member of the AKnews news agency based in Iraq. His first novel, President Artery, published in Iraq by Naza Publishers in 2005 and 2010. Iraqi Fulbrighter is his second novel published by the PublishAmerica in the United States in 2011. He considers himself a hidden voice and thinks that hidden voices serve humanity better if heard by chance! He is famous in telling his readers that if they didn't enjoy his book, burn it right away, if they enjoyed then become his PR and spread the word around. He is a morning person getting up at 5 a.m. everyday enjoying calmness and beauty of nature and gets most of his works done before his readers wake up.
He has written dozens of short stories in my native language, Kurdish. Most of them have been published in literary journals.

He is the best writer and translator Award Winner in Iraq in 2009.
He's translated 25 books from English to Kurdish as well as dozens of articles in various fields.

He is the co-founder of a think-tank called Future Center for Youth Issues (FCYI) in Iraq. He's also the board member of the Kurdistan Empowerment Youth Organization. I highly supported the Campaign 25 in Iraq to reduce age of parliament member candidates to 25. The campaign was run by the FCYI and got into parliament which later issued a law fixing age 25 for members to run for MPs.

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