Sufyan Rajab

Sufyan Rajab
Native name
سفيان رجب
Notable worksThe Liberal Monkey The American Shoe Factory
Notable awards2007 Moufdi Zakaria Award (Algeria)
2009 Tanga's Award for Poetry
Afifi Mattar Award

Sufyan Rajab (سفيان رجب) (born 1979) is a Tunisian 22 writer born in Enfidha.[1] He began his career as a poet, moving later on to storytelling.[2]


Rajab has a number of publications including critique articles, poetry, and novels.

He has published various poems in significant Arab newspapers, in addition to critique articles in the London newspaper The Arabs, the UAE Cultural Magazine and Life's cultural magazine.[1]

Furthermore, he is known to be mentioned in significant files in Tunisian literature, such as in books published by the University of Oregon in 2015, joint books between the National Institute for Translation and the Federation of Italian Writers in 2017, along with files prepared by the Swedish magazine Caravan in 2018.[1]

Moving from poetry to storytelling, The Liberal Monkey (2017) was his first novel, following up with his second one, The American Shoe Factory (2021), which discusses terrorism and the adaptation of new ruling systems[2]

Additionally, his short story collection, The Last Hour (2018), was shortlisted for the Form Story Award 2019 in Kuwait.[3]

List of Publications [2] [3]

Works Publication Date
Like an Orange above a Poor One's Table


The Fenced Garden (Poetry) 2013
Our Peculiar Neighbour's Window (Poetry) 2016
The Liberal Monkey (Novel) 2017
Zoo (Article) [4] 2017
Trees Among Wind (Poetry) 2017
The Final Hour (Short Story Collection) 2018
The Air Postman (Poetry) 2019
People of the Red Book (Short Story Collection) 2020
The Idea of Light (Article) [5] 2020
Taboo Forest (Article) [6] 2020
Personal Right Case Against Plato (Article) [7] 2021
The American Shoe Factory (Novel) 2021

Awards [1][2]

Rajab won various local and Arab poetry awards, including:

  • 2007 Moufdi Zakaria Award (Algeria)
  • 2009 Tanga's Award for Poetry
  • 2018 Afifi Mattar Award for his collection of poetries, The Air Postman

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "سفيان رجب | مشروع القصة القصيرة". 2021-01-27. Retrieved 2022-08-18.
  2. ^ a b c d الخبر, كتب; الجمَّال, أحمد. "سفيان رجب يفضح الإرهاب في «مصنع الأحذية الأمريكية»". (in Arabic). Retrieved 2022-08-18.
  3. ^ a b "القاص التونسي سفيان رجب: الشعر يشعل الحرائق والسرد يطفؤها". العين الإخبارية (in Arabic). 2019-11-11. Retrieved 2022-08-18.
  4. ^ رجب, سفيان (2017-01-01). "حديقة‭ ‬الحيوانات | سفيان رجب". مجلة الجديد (in Arabic). Retrieved 2022-08-18.
  5. ^ رجب, سفيان (2020-09-01). "فكرة الضوء | سفيان رجب". مجلة الجديد (in Arabic). Retrieved 2022-08-18.
  6. ^ رجب, سفيان (2020-04-01). "غابة المحرمات | سفيان رجب". مجلة الجديد (in Arabic). Retrieved 2022-08-18.
  7. ^ رجب, سفيان (2021-02-01). "قضيّة حقّ شخصيّ ضدّ أفلاطون | سفيان رجب". مجلة الجديد (in Arabic). Retrieved 2022-08-18.