"Oh wow. A trans Algerian! That’s amazing. And your Swedish is amazing! Can I ask you a question?"
“You’re welcome, oppressed women everywhere.”
From PEN World Voices' 2016 events.
"We march together and fight together and make change together!"
"Salma describes Jordanian women's obsession with marriage as 'maniacal,' and I was reminded of Lorca's 'Yerma,' another woman seen as a failure and ridiculed by her peers."
An exciting new Arabic website launched yesterday, shepherded into being by Palestinian-Israeli author Ala Hlehel and Palestinian-Israel journalist and culture critic Anton Shalhat, Ha'aretz reported. Similar in some ways to the Arabic literary website Kikah.com, Qadita---named for a village in Upper Galilee destroyed by Israeli forces in 1948---is younger, faster, more challenging, and has fresher … Continue reading New Arabic Literature & Politics Website, Qadita, Launches
The AFP article about The Memoirs of Randa the Trans has been making its way around English-speaking papers; yesterday, it was in The Independent; I believe I also saw it in Lebanon's Daily Star. Randa's memoirs have been covered previously (in the LA Times blog, for instance), but this is probably their first wide introduction … Continue reading Authorship and /The Memoirs of Randa the Trans/