"Chreiteh...takes not just the license to portray a gay character as fully rounded, but to mock her two leads as one would mock oneself."
This month in Asymptote, there are two pieces in the voice of Moroccan-French author Abdellah Taïa: one a piece of memoir published in French in 2007, "Homosexuality Explained To My Mother," and the other a recent Q&A with the author.
For the past few weeks, Michael Luongo has been shopping Gay Travels in the Muslim World around---wouldn't you know it---the Muslim world. Luongo has said, in his blogs for The Huffington Post, that he's found a pleasant reception in most places. He seemed delighted by Lebanon, and not thrilled but happy enough with visits Egypt, … Continue reading Gay Travels in the Muslim World: The (Surprise?) Round-up
The International "Arab" fair is different from the International "French" book fair, which took place earlier in the year. I think someone should've told Michael Luongo, who's there to promote the Arabic-language version of his Gay Travels in the Muslim World. On the Huffington Post, he calls his first day a success (although he was … Continue reading Photos and Notes from the Beirut International (Arab) Book Fair