Birds of September

Nasrallah’s first published novel, in 1962, now in its sixteenth edition.
This story about her native village and its people as the heroes won immediate acclaim and two outstanding prizes: the “Said Akl” prize and the “Friends of the Book” prize.
This novel describes the saga of the village people who witness their loved ones (sons, husbands…) depart for far away more promising lands and countries, just as they see in the month of September, birds, in awe of the expected cold winter, head south in search of warmer places… The Audiobook, read by the author, appeared on the books 50th anniversary.The book has been translated into several languages and in 2015 it was one of the first Lebanese books to be printed in Braille.

see translation

First Edition in 1962

Publisher: Hachette/Antoine