You might have read Hadil Ghoneim’s recent essay on a group of US high school students reading Mahfouz. The piece ran ahead of an Ann Arbor teachers meeting, for which Ghoneim and ArabLit assembled this list — with some help from translator Trevor LeGassick, teacher Sarah Andrew-Vaughn, and others.Continue Reading

NOTE: Events with Samar Yazbek this week in the UK have been cancelled; she has been unable to get into the UK because of visa restrictions. Mosaic Rooms says they are working to reschedule. My full-length review has gone in the Egypt Independent print edition and is now on the EI website. From theContinue Reading