Haji Jabir is an Eritrean writer born in the city of Massawa in 1976. Jabir has published five novels to date. Jabir’s creative works aim to shedding light on Eritrea and it’s past and present and to extricate his homeland from its cultural isolation.
Samwawit (2012), untranslated, which won the Sharja Award for Arab Creativity in 2012.
Fatma Harbor (2013), untranslated
The Game of the Spindle (2015), untranslated, which was longlisted for the 2016 Sheikh Zayed Book Award.
Black Foam (2018), translated into English, which won Katara Novel Prize 2019 and longlisted for the Arabic Book Prize 2019.
The Abyssinian Rimbaud (2021), untranslated, which was longlisted for the Arabic Book Prize 2021
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