"Scholar-translator Richard Jacquemond, after a visit to the 2016 Cairo International Book Fair, noted that three genres dominated shelves and tables: horror, satire, and romance."
"Then I surrendered to sleep, asking God to shelter me from the devil."
"[M]y English was not good enough to read horror literature, so I started writing it myself."
"Towfik's engaging novel 'Utopia,' tr. Chip Rossetti, was a finalist for the 2012 Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Awards."
"Either way, there are some truly hair-curling, gooseflesh-raising, get-me-off-this-planet Arab books."
In "No Zombies in Gaza: Horror in Arabic Cinema" -- published last Halloween -- Yazan al-Saadi wrote that, "Horror’s appeal is universal, deeply rooted in our common primordial desire to experience a controlled state of fear. The experience is essentially cathartic." What, then, is horror literature? In a world filled with so many legitimate horrors, what's the point?