“Banipal’s final issue of 2015 — Echoes: 54 — promises to sitaute readers between history and fiction (and science fiction).”
“A student graduates as if we are still in the era of the Arab desert nomads.”
“The IMPAC’s vision of international fiction is still markedly narrow.”
“Both of the new awards make a political gesture.”
“For five years, editors of the Beirut-based magazine kept fairly quiet about their legal troubles.”
Ahmed Naji will have to appear in court November 14 to defend the sixth chapter of his novel, ‘The Use of Life.’ What’s it really all about?
You escape death.
They hit you on the border.
They insult you in the racist newspapers.
They analyse your child’s dead body on television.
“This is a marvelous book that isn’t only suitable for children but could be a life changing read for an adult as well.”
“She also invited conference members to discuss this essential matter with sufficient tolerance and flexibility, balancing the sanctity of freedom of publishing with the required respect for each nation’s culture and unique nature.”
Naje and Akhbar al-Adab chief editor Tarek al-Taher were referred to a criminal court because of the chapter’s “obscene sexual content.”
English PEN just announced the winners of their “PEN Promotes” and “PEN Translates” awards. Among the four “PEN Promotes” titles is Comma Press’s forthcoming Book of Khartoum, ed. Raph Cormack and Max Shmookler.