Interview with Novelist Mohammed Hasan Alwan Saudi Arabia 'Might Become a Totally Different Country'

Mohammed Hasan Alwan, the winner of the 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, tells DER SPIEGEL about his new novel about Sufi saint Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi and whether his homeland is heading for a more liberal future.
A Saudi woman examines a car in a showroom: "A healthy cycle of societal change."

A Saudi woman examines a car in a showroom: "A healthy cycle of societal change."

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Mohammed Hasan Alwan

Mohammed Hasan Alwan

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