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Yesterday Was Pub Day for Raja Alem’s ‘The Dove’s Necklace’: Read an Excerpt

Raja Alem’s The Dove’s Necklace — in English translation by Katharine Halls and Adam Talib — celebrated its publication day yesterday:

In 2011, The Dove’s Necklace was co-winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF), taking

Book review - Kunal Nayyars Yes My Accent Is Real
Let me admit this - the book has been on the stands for over 6 months now. I bought it too right on time. However, the cover (rather dull and a tad way too sober), the title (which just went on and on without hinting much about what it wanted to convey) and sheer laziness of going through the
Freedom Hospital, Debut Syrian Graphic Novel Being Acclaimed in France and Germany’

Images from Hamid Sulaiman’s graphic-novel debut — released this month in Paris — are on display at Galerie Crone in Berlin through June 18, 2016:

In both Paris and Berlin, AFP reports that the Syrian artist’s first book is being met with

Book review - My Father The Villain Madan Puri
'My Father, The Villain' - The title of the book is quite catchy actually. Moreover, as is rightly mentioned on the cover, books on character actors are quite rare. Those belonging to one generation before would definitely recollect the name Madan Puri. The actor died in 1985, which
Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour Reportedly Jailed, Prosecuted for Poem on Facebook

According to a post that appeared on the +972 blog, Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour has been charged with incitement to violence based on a poem she posted on Facebook, shifted between prison and house arrest. In her first hearing, held April 13, a policeman translated the “Qawem

Book review - Emraan Hashmi and Bilal Siddiqis The Kiss of Life

This is what I ended up exclaiming mid-way through reading 'The Kiss of Life'.

How could someone pen down a 180 odd page book on the fight his four year old son gave to defeat cancer? Won't it become way too depressing? Would it be actually possible to
Syrian Novelist Khaled Khalifa: ‘I Have Always Wondered About the Ability of Some Writers To Remain Silent’

Syrian novelist Khaled Khalifa — twice shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature — has been one of the few prominent Syrian writers who has refused to permanently leave the country. As he told ArabLit’s Rachael

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