Samir Youssef  |  Literature  |  2012  |  Lebanon
Niyawah is a mythical village founded by early ancestors who had lost their innate sense of travel. They settled the land like everyone else and brought up three generations. The novel attempts to shed light on rural life in Lebanon, the hardships of survival, the attachment to land and to slogans of perseverance when, in reality, the inhabitants have lost their sense of belonging to a greater world and are unconsciously choosing isolation.