He studied history in Leiden and now lives in Amsterdam, where he works as a critic, playwright and writer. He debuted at age 21 with the novel Wedding by the Sea and published his second novel The Long-Awaited in 2002, for which he received the Libris Literature prize in 2003. In 2005 he published May the Sun Shine Tomorrow, in 2006 a.o. Feldman and I, and in 2007 Marathon Runner. Benali has also written the widely acclaimed theatre plays The unlucky one and Yasser, and published the story collection Reports from Maanzaad Town.
Intifada en Dabke
14 en 18 oktober: El Hema Koopavond. Een bijzonder afwisselende avond waarin mede-oprichter van de Electronic Intifada Arjan El Fassed (PS/NL) ons vertelt over digitaal verzet, danser Nayla Chebli...