Qantara Interviews Iman Humaydan Younes

Qantara has up a new interview with Lebanese author Iman Humaydan Younes. Humaydan Younes is the author of Wild Mulberries (review from Banipal; introduction from the book’s translator, Michelle Hartman)and B. as in Beirut (a more critical review from BookSlut).

Beyond Prurience

My interest in Arabic literature follows my interest in all literature: it’s artistic, it’s sympathetic, it’s aesthetic. My ideal book could be Sonallah Ibrahim’s (Egyptian) Stealth, could be W.G. Sebald’s (German) Austerlitz, but it’s definitely not So-and-So’s Sexy, Tongue-Wagging Look… Read More ›

Elias Khoury on Writing

“Pragmatic politics has nothing to do with literature. If you ask me about a pragmatic solution, I think all this complication can be solved in two minutes. There are occupied territories, so just get out.” “Literature speaks in many ways…. Read More ›