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Novelist Mahmoud Saeed and poet Faiza Sultan remember Mosul’s libraries in the 1950s and 1990s:
Novelist Mahmoud Saeed was born in Mosul in 1939, and depicts Mosul of the 1940s and 50s in his autobiographical novel, The World Through the Eyes of
This summer, Fadi Zaghmout’s debut novel, The Bride of Amman, will be released in English, trans. Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp:
When blogger Nadia Muhanna wrote about the book back in 2012, nine months after its release, she gave a sense of Zaghmout’s
When Ali Bader’s The Ungodly Woman is published by Dar Noon, it will already have been an incipient film project, a part of the Iraqi arts exhibition at the Venice Biennale, and a French play, produced by a feminist organization in Belgium:
Bader — author
Now that's experimental indeed, and a brave one at that. Three months before the release of one of his most passionate films till date, Hamaari Adhuri Kahaani, Mahesh Bhatt releases a book titled 'All That Could Have Been' ('ATCHB'). Writing it with Suhrita Sengupta, he
Hisham al-Khashin’s International Prize for Arabic Fiction-longlisted Graphite shows women struggling against social conventions in Egypt. But do they get anywhere?
By Mohga Hassib
Graphite is the substance in the drawing pencil of the Hisham
The 2015 Cairo International Book Fair (CIBF) ends tomorrow. According to Yasmin El-Beih, it’s been a packed year:
By Yasmin El-Beih
Crowds waiting to get in. Photo credit: Yasmin El-Beih.
On January 28, the first day the 2015 CIBF opened to the public, 200,000 visitors
The International Prize for Arabic Fiction shortlist will be announced at 10:50 a.m. GMT on Friday, February 13 (apparently, no triskaidekaphobes on staff). In anticipation, we look at Ashraf al-Khamaisi’s longlisted Sharp Turn:
By Raphael Cormack
Do you have faith in your local police department?