‘Finally, Haji Jaber’s on an IPAF Longlist’

"The International Prize for Arabic Fiction’s tardy acknowledgment is better late than never."

Habib al-Sayah: Cracking ‘the Shell of the Taboo Around Talking about Algerian Jews’

"My decision to write about that relationship was based in my conviction that Algerian Jews were an integral part of social, historical, and cultural elements; they spoke the same languages (Algerian, in Arabic or Amazigh dialects). They wore the same traditional clothing. They prepared the same foods. And they shared what was made. They played the same music. They sang the same songs. Only the two religions were different."