Help Ann Morgan: A Year of Reading (the Arabic-writing) World

This year, freelance journalist Ann Morgan has passed her time reading women. She made a decision early this year, she said, " to devote 2011, the last year of my twenties, to reading books by women and trying to see what we have got to say to the world." Apparently, that must be going well, since … Continue reading Help Ann Morgan: A Year of Reading (the Arabic-writing) World

Summer Challenge Review: For Bread Alone, Mohamed Choukri

Summer reading challenge participant Winston's Dad (at least that's the name of his blog, although his first name seems to be Stu) has posted a review of Mohamed Choukri's For Bread Alone. I do enjoy Stu's unconventional rating system. For Bread Alone rates a camel (stubborn, born survivor, and an essential for trekking in North … Continue reading Summer Challenge Review: For Bread Alone, Mohamed Choukri

5 Arabic Books (in English) to Read ‘Before You Die’

Well, perhaps this one was a bit morbid: The "Five Before You Die" was a feature we ran back in the summer 2010; by now, there are now many more great Arabic books available in translation, but this remains a strong list from translators, authors, critics, and publishers. Shakir Mustafa Although he might not put … Continue reading 5 Arabic Books (in English) to Read ‘Before You Die’