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The Devil Is a Black Dog: Stories from the Middle East and Beyond


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AuthorSándor Jászberényi
Published LanguageEnglish
Publication Year2015
PublisherSpeaking Tiger
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‘I don’t regret anything, really. I never wanted to live a sensible life. . . I didn’t want a sensible death either.’
War-torn Africa, a Middle East in crisis and post-Soviet Eastern Europe form the backdrop to the stories told in The Devil Is a Black Dog—stories based on the extraordinary experiences of acclaimed photojournalist Sándor Jászberényi. From Cairo to the Gaza Strip, from Benghazi to Budapest, his characters contemplate the meaning of home, love, family and friendship in the face of brutality.
Immersed in the societies he reports on and heedless in the face of war and revolution, Jászberényi observes mothers, martyrs, soldiers, and lovers who must confront the extremes of contemporary experience. In spare, evocative prose, he combines fact and fiction to create a profoundly true portrait of the humanity behind the headlines.

About the author
Sándor Jászberényi (pronounced shahn-door yahs-beh-ray-nyee) is a writer and has worked as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East and Africa for leading Hungarian newspapers. He has contributed reporting to The New York Times and the Egypt Independent. He has covered the revolutions in Egypt and Libya, the Gaza War, the Darfur crisis, and the conflict with Islamic State—interviewing armed Islamic groups in the process—and has also reported on the war in Ukraine.

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