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The Afterlife of Ghassan Kanafani

Palestinian author Ghassan Kanafani (1936 – 1972) would have turned eighty this year, had he not been killed at the age of thirty-six:

Although it’s been more than 40 years since the author was killed by a car bomb, Kanafani’s body of work remains

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Launch Party        I had no time this week as I was rereading all of my HP novels. I did not want to proceed ahead without finishing the previous novels. A lot of book tubers and book bloggers were ecstatic for the launch of Harry Potter's 8th instalment. We've been
Book review - Saba Imtiazs Karachi Youre Killing Me Soon as a motion picture Noor with Sonakshi Sinha
The book caught my attention when it was announced that Sonakshi Sinha's next film Noor is based on it. 'Karachi, You're Killing Me' is the book which pitches itself to be the coming together of Bridget Jones's Diary and The Diary of a Social Butterfly. With Pakistani
What’s So Scary About ‘Syria Speaks,’ Collection That Got Faizah Shaheen Questioned Under Terrorism Act?

We all know it’s not okay to do math or study Arabic on a plane. And now, apparently, it’s not okay to read collections of Syrian literature and visual art:

Work by Comic4Syria is also incorporated into the collection.

This, after 27-year-old Faziah

Books Inside Books: An Infinite History of Modern Libya

To help me explore Hisham Matar’s The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land In Between (2016), I ordered a sneeze-inducing, water-stained copy of Knud Holmboe’s Desert Encounter: An Adventurous Journey Through Italian Africa (my copy was printed in

On a Book Unbanned in Egypt

Yesterday, Jack Shenker issued a statement about his book — The Egyptians: A Radical Story — which had been impounded by the censors’ office and held in limbo for the last few months:

As Shenker noted, “The book was withdrawn for

Muhammad Zafzaf’s ‘The Elusive Fox’: Turning the Euro-American Story about Morocco Inside Out

From a review of Muhammad Zafzaf’s The Elusive Fox, trans. Mbarek Sryfi and Roger Allen, that can be read in full at Qantara, “One rule for them.”

It opens:

The ′60s generation of US writers was shaped by a Morocco that emerged in the

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