Stems from the Edge of Silence is a combination of written works including poems, short stories, essays and letters. The book addresses controversial themes such as religion, family ties, society and immigration. The collection is written as a multi-layered memoir in which Abi Akl questions foundational concepts ranging from artistic creation to immortality, pitting the essence of human belief against all forms of doubt.
Hanna Abi Akl is a Lebanese-born English writer. Raised in a working family, he started fiddling with language from the moment he was introduced to it and spent most of his time in the company of books. Hanna lived in Beirut before moving to France at the age of 25. He writes contemporary poetry and prose. When asked to define his writing style, he says the main ingredients to his works are "music, paintings and a little bit of literature." Hanna's writing continues to be heavily featured in literary magazines, poetry journals and anthologies. He published his first novel in 2017 and has since published another and two volumes of poetry.