"Ibrahim Muhawi provides an excellent introduction and an impeccably sensitive translation. [Tamer] is an important and highly significant writer and this translation of Breaking Knees is a fine example of his work."-- The London Magazine
About the Author
Syrian author ZAKARIA TAMER is acknowledged as one of the greatest writers of the modern Arab world. His writing covers a range of literary forms, but his literary stature and influence rest on the type of very short story included in this work. His work has been translated into many languages.
IBRAHIM MUHAWI was born in Palestine and received his higher education in English literature at the University of California. His translations include Speak, Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Arab Folktales and Mahmoud Darwish’s Memory for Forgetfulness. From 1997–2002 he was Director of the Master’s Programme in Translation Studies at the University of Edinburgh.