It’s Pub Day for Muhsin al-Ramli’s ‘The President’s Gardens’: Win a Copy

“It’s publication day for Muhsin al-Ramli’s The President’s Gardens, and translator Luke Leafgren has offered to share one of his copies with an interested ArabLit reader.”


The Starkly Different Lives of Mobile Libraries and Bookshops in Abu Dhabi, Baghdad, and Cairo

“On one recent afternoon, al-Moussawi drove to an upscale neighborhood and parked at a mall near the University of Baghdad. There the clientele was mainly students, so he put out textbooks, novels and poetry in different languages, and celebrity biographies.”