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Biography of Gilbert SINOUé

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Gilbert SINOUé
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Born on 18/02/1947 (format : day/month/year)

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Gilbert Sinoué born February 18, 1947 is an Egyptian French writer.

Born in Cairo in 1947, he left Egypt in 1965 to study classic guitar in France. He wrote songs for famous French singers like Claude François, Dalida, and others. When he turned forty, he decided to write his first novel “Le Pourpre et l’Olivier” (about Pope Calixthe 1st, who was a slave and became a Pope). Success came immediately. He wrote a total of 21 novels, selling over 3 million copies worldwide. His works have been translated into 15 languages, including Arabic (4 titles available in most local bookstores). His latest two novels (Le Souffle du Jasmin and Le Cri des Pierres) are the story of four families (Egyptian, Palestinian, Jewish, Iraqi) from 1920 till 1990. Through their lives, it is the whole history of the Middle East that is explained, as today’s events in the area can be put in the right perspective only by analyzing what happened in the past.

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