Recommended Read: ‘Palestine as Metaphor’

"I don't like to resemble these taxi drivers to whom passing journalists glean their quick impressions about the country they are visiting."

New Arabic Releases: 3 Recommendations from the RAYA Agency

Yasmina Jraissati at the RAYA Agency is recommending three very different titles for the fall. Two are new releases: a debut novel by Palestinian author Asma al-Atawna and a historical novel by award-winning Sudanese writer Hammour Ziada. The third is a fictionalized biography of Saddam Hussain (1937-2006): The least surprising recommendation is الغرق: حكايات القهر والونس (Drowning), by Naguib … Continue reading New Arabic Releases: 3 Recommendations from the RAYA Agency