Lit & Film: Hadiya Hussein’s ‘Man in a Cup’

The last, the short-short “A Man in a Cup,” is an adapation of a short story by Iraqi writer Hadiya Hussein of the same name. If you won't be in London, you can watch it online.

Friday Films: ‘The Impossible,’ Based on a Novel by Mostafa Mahmoud

Every Friday, ArabLit suggests a new classic film-book combination — for you to watch and read — until we run out of steam about 20 weeks in: This week, it's the 1965 film The Impossible, (al-Moustahil), directed by Hussein Kamal, based on Mostafa Mahmoud's 1960 novel of the same name. Mahmoud was a physician and a prolific author, having written eighty-some … Continue reading Friday Films: ‘The Impossible,’ Based on a Novel by Mostafa Mahmoud