Let Hlehel Go

It’s less than a month until the Beirut39 festival, and the attendance of one of the 39 “up-and-coming Arab writers” remains unconfirmed. According to the Israeli paper Ha’aretz, “Adalah, The Legal Center for Minority Rights in Israel, petitioned the High… Read More ›

The Poetry of Absence

At a recent Cairo literary event, my friend Yasmine P.—who has spent the last three years living in Jerusalem, and continues to travel back frequently to finish her documentary film—complained of under-attendance. If this was a literary event in Palestine,… Read More ›