Saturday Summer Re-Runs: Alexandra Chreiteh on Writing About Menstruation in Modern Standard Arabic

“And remember: talking about periods in fus7a is not insulting, because periods are not insulting!”


Friday Finds: Hoda Barakat and ‘Snow’

“The bitter edge of the blustery cold softened as the fog dropped over the land, thick as a felt saddle blanket. The mountain paths and ravines were no longer distinguishable, making it impossible to guess how much distance remained ahead. Features of the landscape known popularly as the Frenchmen’s Chamber, Deaf-mute’s Crevice, St Severin’s Elbow, the Cross of the Sacred Heart, had all vanished.”