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Memories of Mosul’s Libraries

Novelist Mahmoud Saeed and poet Faiza Sultan remember Mosul’s libraries in the 1950s and 1990s:

Mahmoud Saeed

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

Coming to English This Summer: Fadi Zaghmout’s Controversial, Feminist ‘Bride of Amman

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

The Iraqi Film Project That Became a French Play and an Arabic Novel

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

Book review - Mahesh Bhatts All That Could Have Been soon to be made as Hamaari Adhuri Kahaani
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 ‘Graphite': A Feminist Novel?

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

Record Attendance at 2015 Cairo International Book Fair

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

‘Sharp Turn': Egyptian Stories Linked by Demon or Prophet

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


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