Dar Suad Al-Sabah for Publishing and Distribution announced the publication of the path of the international novelist Ibrahim Al-Koni in a book in two parts, shedding light on Al-Koni’s life and the cultural influences that printed it, and the most prominent stations in his career that included many countries, and the stages of his gradation and development in thought and literature. According to the house, the book dealt with the features that were printed Al-Koni’s personality and the ideas he believes in, in addition to articles and research by a group of critics, thinkers and academics, sought to approach his literary and intellectual works, and to highlight the features and techniques that distinguished him.
The writer’s name was associated with the desert, as “the thinker novelist Ibrahim al-Koni came out like a legend.. he did not want to shake the sand from his body.. a masked man came out like a genie made of the mud of amazement, hurricanes of thought, and surprise.
Al-Sabah refers to the universal's ether and permanent interest in the worlds of the desert, saying: "The desert for the Universalist is motherhood, and the desert has inspiration... and the desert has a message that he carried on his shoulder and walked with it across seas, mountains, labyrinths, fates and interpretations... moving between the thresholds of hope and its torments... as if preparing the road For the soul to be purified and victorious for the sublime meanings
The author of the book, Abdul Karim Al-Miqdad, said: "Since the seventies of the last century, he distinguished himself, and amazement and admiration drew his necks. From the labyrinths, favelas, and mysteries of the Great Desert, which slept far in the depths, he set out, and became a legend, just like the legend of the desert, which he carried and released wherever he went and traveled. The gates of the world were opened to him.
Al-Miqdad highlighted the main theme on which most of al-Koni’s books are based, which is the desert. His novels, though revolving in one orb is the desert."
The first part of the book included many articles that monitored the writer's biography and literature, and illuminated many of his personal aspects. About Al-Koni’s passion for the desert, former Algerian Minister of Culture Azzedine Mihoubi writes, saying: “Al-Koni defends the desert, even when the fates of the job pushed him to the mountains of Switzerland, as many of those who grew up in it did not defend it, who breastfed its camel’s milk, wrapped it in the flames of its sun, and knew The life of the trek, the tent, and the sand stretching as far as the eye can see.. He defends it, not only as a geography, but as a cultural value, with its accumulation of knowledge that extends back thousands of years. He refuses to say about the Tuareg that they are tribes, but he gives them the status of a nation, based on conviction and not innovation.
About his biography and career, Dr. Zahra Saadlawi writes about Al-Koni's beginnings in Libya and his cultural preoccupations, then his travels to Moscow, his studies and media work, and finally his residence in Switzerland and his dedication to literary creativity.
The first part included, in addition to the articles, a number of Al-Koni’s most prominent sayings, and many photos that dated many cultural occasions, and monitored many of his life stations, not to mention some press interviews that highlighted his thought and opinions, including accusing the Nobel Prize of deviating from the path created by For him, and for saying that the Nobel Committee had desecrated literature and awarded the prize to amateurs.
As for the second part of the book, it turned to discreet studies and research, in which a selection of critics, thinkers and academics from different countries of the Arab world participated, including: Sabri Hafez, Saeed Al-Ghanimi, Ibrahim Abdel Majid, Fadel Thamer, Faisal Darraj, Al-Dawiya Brik, Hatem Al-Fatnasy, Nassima Alawi, Abbas Khalaf Ali, Madiha Atiq, Youssef Hatini, Warda Moallem, Dirar Bani Yassin and others.
This part highlighted the most important characteristics and indications of universal literature, and the special philosophy that he woven into most of his works in the field of fiction, not to mention the artistic techniques he harnessed to create his worlds, and the signs of the symbols of his desert, the vast space that he has been diving into.
The French magazine Lear ranked Al-Koni, the only Arab among 51 international writers who represent the literature of the twenty-first century
Al-Kawni, who published about 90 fiction and literary works, previously published his autobiography, "The Secret Enemy, the Soul of Nations in a Bleeding Memory" in 4 parts.