Van Aggelen African Literary Agency

Haji Jabir

Haji Jabir is an Eritrean novelist born in the city of Massawa on the Red Sea coast in 1976. He currently lives in Doha, Qatar where he works as an Al Jazeera journalist. Jabir’s creative work aims to shed light on Eritrea in the past and present, and to extricate his homeland from its cultural isolation. He is one of the most significant and important Arabic language authors of his time and has been nominated for multiple awards. His works are a valuable enrichment of Arabic and International literature and signal the shared history and connections between the two. 





BLACK FOAM (2019), Winner of the 2019 Katara Prize for Arabic Novel.
THE SPINDLE GAMES (2015), Nominated for the 2016 Sheikh Zayed Book Award
SAMRAWIT (2012), Winner of the Sharjah Award for Arab Creativity (available in English and Italian translation).