Ursula Lindsey and M Lynx Qualey talk about the show on Episode 60: "Paranormal."
"The interwar years were a golden age for travel writing in Egypt and the Middle East in general; scores of new books arrived to tell Arabic readers about the increasingly connected world."
The fair's new dates are June 30 to July 15, the committee's statement said.
"When I walked through the door into the dimly lit hospital room, I found him lying on the bed, broken."
"So the fact that I couldn’t find enough women was, to me, exciting for the researcher, because now I want to find them. The Women of Arab Graphic Design should be coming out next."
"Like I say, it’s fleeting, but I could write a whole memoir, I think, just about getting that sentence translated."
"They were not sieving, / But dancing to the rhythm."
"I thought these are crazy days. I have been in prison for a long time, and I have no idea what’s going on. Maybe they’re fabricating a case against Nagib Mahfouz or his ghost."
This week's Bulaq is a re-run, the episode focused on Iman Mersal's "In the Footsteps of Enayat al-Zayyat."
Today, Netflix is releasing the series Paranormal, based on the ما وراء الطبيعة books by beloved Egyptian novelist Ahmed Khaled Tawfik. We look back at the man (1962-2018) and the impact his books had on young readers.
"Before that, I had read the Arabic translation of the Goosebumps novels, and I knew that I loved horror fiction, but for me this was better -- maybe it was the Egyptian environment, characters, and atmosphere that made it familiar and yet outlandish."
"When Rifaat Ismail died in the novellas, it caused a sensation on the internet. Fans on social media websites made a de facto protest march online, complaining that the man still had plenty of life in him and that the author should have kept him going for at least another 10 years."