Selected Clips

The New Republic

The Man Booker International Prize Goes Global but Lands Back Home

The Guardian

Tunisian novel wins ‘Arabic Booker’ in Abu Dhabi despite UAE ban

>>More from the Guardian


An investment firm is trying to award its “Emerging Voices” prize to already-famous writers

Al Jazeera

ISIL torches Iraqi history in Mosul

The mysterious fall and rise of the Arab crime novel

>>More from Al Jazeera

The National 

Can Arabic literature ever be fully understood in English?

Don’t judge books by their cover – especially Arab works in translation

>>More from The National


Najwa Barakat on Arabic literature: Combating the desertification of Arab culture

>>More from Qantara

The Chicago Tribune

Review: ‘The Corpse Exhibition,’ by Hassan Blasim

M Lynx Qualey discusses the Palestine Festival of Literature

>>More from Chicago Tribune


Two Open Windows: Why this is the day to read “African Titanics”

>>More from Warscapes

Vanity Fair

Months After Gunman’s Rampage, Some of Chapel Hill’s Muslims Still Live in Fear

Chimurenga Chronic

The Sahara is not a Boundary

Shifting Gulfward

Foreign Policy

Eyes on the Prize

The Minneapolis Star Tribune

FICTION: “As Though She Were Sleeping,” by Elias Khoury


Gulf Women’s Writing: On Slavery, Migrant Labor, and Statelessness

Africa is a Country

Whose New African Writing?

Words Without Borders

The Poet Cannot Stand Aside: Arabic Literature and Exile

The Believer

Egyptian Protest Slogans

Review of Leïla Marouane’s The Sexual Life of an Islamist in Paris

Review of Sonallah Ibrahim’s Stealth


Beer in the Snooker Club: Egypt Then and Now

>>More from AGNI

The Kenyon Review

Geography and One’s Own Room: Adania Shibli’s We Are All Equally Far from Love

>>More from The Kenyon Review

Al Masry Al Youm

In other words: The things a word carries

‘A Tunisian Tale’: A grim delight

Soueif’s ‘Cairo: My City’ spins stories within stories to keep a revolution alive

>>More from Al Masry Al Youm

Other work in Women’s Review of Books, American Book Review, Critical Muslim, Full Stop, Missing Slate, Free Word Centre, Publishing Perspectives, Asymptote, Quarterly Conversation, and elsewhere, including the places that lift it without permission, which is fine, and those places that modify it without permission, which is not fine.

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