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Children's Literature 2012

Abdo Wazen


Abdo Caesar Wazen from Lebanon, was born in 1957 in Dekwaneh - Beirut. He completed his secondary education at the “Institute of the Apostles” In Jonieh, and received his university degree from “University of St. Joseph”. He also had a course at University of Val de Marne - Paris - Chritaa from 1980 to 1985. Wazen has worked in cultural journalism since 1979, and also as a literary critic. He received the “Cultural Journalism Award” from the “Dubai Press Club” in 2005, and has published research papers, several translations, and collections of poetry and novels, including: “life is off” 2009, and “Poets of the world” 2010, and “Accounts of the Lebanese War” 2010.

About The Book

The novel describes in a beautiful narrative language the life of people with special needs often neglected in youngsters literature. The topic promotes fundamental ethical values amongst young readers, and portrays “Strong Will” as a major human value for “Basem”, the novel’s main character to achieve his goals, especially that the author masterfully managed to construct it in a smooth read for the youngsters. Basem is a 13 year old boy, who is blind, he learns reading and opens up to the world with a strong will against the many obstacles he faces.

Published: 2010