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Book review - Seema Sonik Alimchands The Warrior Within Rajinikanth
Yet another year, yet another book on Rajinikanth. This time around, it aims to be different. Though quite a few books have been written on the legendary Superstar over the years, this one intends to bring the spiritual side of him out to the fullest. In that aspect, writer Seema Sonik
Night and the Desert Know Me Visual Artists Respond to Iraqi Poems

One of the most discomfiting images in the “Night and the Desert Know Me” exhibition at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery in D.C. is Michael Platt’s “Just Outside My Window #1”:

Photo: courtesy Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery.

Each of

Inside/Outside Doubling the Corpus of Palestinian Plays in English

Inside/Outside: Six Plays from Palestine and the Diaspora. Edited by Naomi Wallace & Ismail Khalidi. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 2015. 307 pages. $19.95:

By Kate Wilson

This collection is remarkable for more than doubling the corpus of Palestinian plays in English, for

The Dictator’s Last Night When fact is confused with fiction

You cannot be neutral towards this novel, Valentina Viene writes:

By Valentina Viene 

The image of Muammar Ghaddafi is still fresh in our minds as we watch Libya experience the aftermath of his downfall. So when you read the latest novel by Yasmina Khadra, The

Egyptian Poet Fatima Naoot Gets Three-year Jail Sentence for ‘Insulting Islam’

Poet Fatima Naoot was sentenced today to three years in prison and a 20,000LE fine, found guilty of “contempt of religion”:

Photo from Poetry International.

According to Ahram Online, Naoot goes to prison immediately and must appeal from there.

Using Life A Novel Excerpt on Trial in Egypt

The novelist and journalist Ahmed Naji — along with his editor, Tarek al-Taher — is being re-tried for the publication of an excerpt of his Using Life in Akhbar al-Adab, because it allegedly made a reader feel things:


Last week’s feeble attempt to revive the Galle Literary Festival was a disappointing failure.   Notwithstanding the efforts of billionaire businessman Hemaka de

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