‘Bacchus in a Mosque’: Two Reviews of Mohammed Achaari’s IPAF-winning ‘The Arch and the Butterfly’

Al-Mustafa Najjar and M. Lynx Qualey co-review Mohammed Achaari’s “The Arch and the Butterfly,” co-winner of the 2011 International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF). While one trend among IPAF judges seems to reward “page-turner” novels, this is not among them.


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