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The Story of ‘Ahmed and Aziz’ in a New French Novel, ‘The Orange Grove’

“Reading ‘The Orange Grove’ with my journalist’s eye, I am tempted to pick fault with it[.]”

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Djinn Fall in Love in New, Wide-Ranging ‘Djinnthology’

The collection’s best stories — of which there are many — aren’t interested in djinn as a site of the exotic, wish-granting imaginary. Instead, they employ djinn in tales that move sideways to explore cruelty or loss, adolescence or injustice.