New novel is a modern take on ‘The Lion King’ story, highlights the consequences of power struggle in the society

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Jamal Matar announces the release of ‘Jungle Spring: The Coup Against The Lion King’

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The Lion King goes for a short holiday and leaves the ruling in the wrong paws. What happens when the standards of the animal kingdom are turned upside down? Award-winning author Jamal Matar invites readers to find out in his latest book titled “Jungle Spring: The Coup Against The Lion King” (published by Trafford Publishing).

By the great cypress tree stands the king of the jungle consulting his flock. The Lion King has long struggled to make this kingdom a country of peace for a long time so that everyone lives together — the wolf with the lamb, the hen with the fox. One day, a mouse decides to meet the mighty king to restore his lost prestige in the forest. He asks the Lion King to accompany him on a walk through the woods so that everyone may acknowledge his existence. Upon their return, the generous king informs the jungle council that he will travel for a day or two, and must elect a suitable replacement. There was disagreement at first, but there is no way around it. Each candidate presented their good qualities and strengths, and revealed their rival’s weaknesses. Most failed in securing the congregation’s approval — except for one animal, who won the majority of votes.

“There are two important elements that prompted me to write this novel,” Matar shares. “The first is a question: who should rule in society? Is he strong or wise? Is it permissible to rule the weak? As for the second matter, it is my observation of the events of the so-called Arab Spring, in which many governments fell, and weak political forces wanted to ascend to power under the slogan of religion and justice derived from the rule of the religious people.”

When asked what he wants readers to take away from the story, the author says, “I want the readers to live the pleasure of this work, and for each person to reflect on the meaning of his existence, and is he really aware of what is going on around him? And where does he stand in the open space in which good wrestles with evil?”

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“Jungle Spring: The Coup Against The Lion King”
By Jamal Matar
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781698713564
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781698713540
E-Book | 108 pages | ISBN 9781698713557
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jamal Matar is a famous writer, theater director, novelist and TV presenter from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He wrote and directed more than 10 plays that achieved great fame in the Arab world and won prestigious awards. He also published a number of plays, two books on poetry, and a novel titled “Dog.” His style is characterized by direct symbolism in theater and novel, and on the literary level, he has a remarkable presence in reciting poetry, and in managing and presenting cultural and artistic programs. This novel, “Jungle Spring,” is the culmination of his rich experiences in television, theater, novel, poetry and cinema.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 844-688-6899 or visit

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