This book contemplates the meaning of home, love, family and friendship
As journalists who cover conflict and as the public that consume the coverage, we are confronted with so much death and suffering that it can often lose meaning. Through rewriting, fictionalising and in some ways poeticising the things he has seen and heard, writer and journalist Sándor Jászberényi has sought explanations for the irrational horror. Sándor Jászberényi is a Hungarian writer and Middle East correspondent who has covered the Darfur crisis, the revolutions in Egypt and Libya, the Gaza War, and the Huthi uprising in Yemen, and has interviewed several armed Islamist groups. A photojournalist for the Egypt Independent and various Hungarian newspapers, he currently lives in Cairo, Egypt.
"I wrote the stories comprising The Devil Is a Black Dog so as to smuggle some sort of hidden meaning behind the death and suffering I’ve seen in the course of my work as a foreign correspondent."