Shooting Back: Kamel Daoud's Reply to Albert Camus' 'The Stranger'

Shooting Back: Kamel Daoud's Reply to Albert Camus' 'The Stranger'

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Abouna (2002)

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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