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Jonas Hassen Khemiri Wins Leading Swedish Literary Prize for ‘Allt Jag Inte Minns’

Tunisian-Swedish novelist and playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri has taken the Augustpriset, a leading Swedish literary award, for his novel Allt jag inte minns:

The winning novel, All I Don’t Remember, starts with the death of a man named Samuel in a car crash, and

Pending Bills Dealing with Syria and National Security

At least three different bills are moving through Congress right now dealing with Syrians and national security. The approach taken by each of the bills is substantially different. Here are overviews and critiques of each.

The Syrian Refugee Verification and Safety Act, S.2284

This is

This Company Is Looking For A Receptionist But It Has To Be A Woman
Photo: H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock.
Obviously, a job posting needs to include a list of required skills, but since when did being female make you more qualified to be a receptionist? A Toronto-based web firm seems to think that men aren't capable of answering
The Paradoxes of Women and Freedom in Abdulaziz al-Mahmoud’s ‘The Holy Sail’

The Holy Sail (2014 Arabic, 2015 English) is Qatari journalist Abulaziz al-Mahmoud’s sophomore novel, coming on the heels of his popular and well-constructed The Corsair (2011 Arabic, 2013 English):

Unfortunately, while The Corsair successfully wove together

One of the most interesting elements of S. 2266, the bill proposed by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) regarding the H-1B and L-1 nonimmigrant worker programs, is the proposed distribution of H-1B petitions should there be, as there has been recently, more petitions than

Another Big AMAs Haircut: Kendall Jenner Just Got Bangs
Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.
Pop quiz: Did Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner plan to debut new haircuts at the AMAs together or was it just a coincidence? While Hadid's has yet to be verified as an actual cut, Jenner's bangs could be the real deal. But then again, the
The Women of Algeria’s Folktales

What are the women of Algeria’s myths trying to tell us?

By Nadia Ghanem

I am sitting on the steps outside my flat with Zoubeida Mameria’s weighty three-volume collection of Algerian myths, Tales from the Land of Algeria (Contes du Terroir Algerien, 2013) on my

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