Musa Barhouma: The Novel “I Laughed Again” The Return from Death to Life

Musa Barhouma: The Novel “I Laughed Again” The Return from Death to Life
Musa Barhouma: The Novel “I Laughed Again” The Return from Death to Life
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Posted in: 01/23/2023 – 16:50

My guest is the Jordanian writer and academic, Dr. Musa Barhouma, on the occasion of the publication of his novel “I Laughed Again” by the Arab Institute for Studies and Publishing in Beirut. It deals with existential thoughts about life and death.

From the personal tunnel to the rehab of creativity

About his novel “I Laughed Again,” Dr. Musa Barhouma mentioned that it is his second novel, and that the experience of this novel is related to a personal issue related to illness and facing death. He added, “I tried to present an experience in a framework that emerges from the personal and self-tunnel to be a general case. It is a personal experience that I went through, and it was a series of unexpected situations and cases that got me into a healthy maze whose cause was unknown and reached the brink of despair.”

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Human experience

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The Jordanian writer Musa Barhouma touched on his personal experience, which is dealt with in the novel, saying: “The biggest event that a person can face is to collide with nothingness, to return to life, to narrate this experience without getting involved in the direct, and to place this experience in the space of the human experience and within the framework of suffering.” publicity with death.

“I laughed again”

As for the title of the novel, “I Laughed Again,” the Jordanian writer Musa Barhouma indicated that the title was taken from the song of the artist Abdel Halim Hafez, “You Missed Our Side.”

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