Novelist Somaya Ramadan is among the authors who contributed to Arab World Books‘ latest “literature and essay corner.”
The ten-year-old Arab World Books is, I believe, the largest book group in the Arabic-reading world. (This month’s selection is Farouk Goweida’s poetry collection This Country is No Longer Mine.)
Although they have a fairly awful website, they have a great deal of literary work (scattered hither and yon), as well as biographies on hundreds of authors, including the aforementioned Ramadan, who won the Naguib Mahfouz Award in 2001 for her novel Leaves of Narcissus.
As long as we’re on the subject of Somaya Ramadan:
And also new on the Arab World Books site: