Review: ‘The Unmaking of the Arab Intellectual’

"She takes issue with how literary contributions by Saudi female writers have been dismissed as belonging to a 'chick-lit genre' by offering a rereading of Saudi novelist Seba al-Herz’s 'The Others.' She invites us to think of the work as a critique of 'secular nationalism and the secular-nationalist intellectual, which have hitherto framed the Arabic literary canon.'"

Review and Translated Excerpt: Eman Al Yousuf’s ‘Guardian of the Sun’

Emirati author and columnist Eman Al Yousuf has published two short-story collections and two novels, the latter of which, Guardian of the Sun, was co-winner of first prize at the 2016 Emirates Novel Awards in 2016. A review and an excerpt: Guardian of the Sun: The Wish for Survival By Hend Saeed Emirati writer Eman Al Yousuf’s Guardian … Continue reading Review and Translated Excerpt: Eman Al Yousuf’s ‘Guardian of the Sun’