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Launching Today: ArabLit Quarterly Summer 2020, the CRIME Issue

The Summer 2020 issue of ArabLit Quarterly — our issue of summer insight & delight — is now available.

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The ‘1001 Nights’ Outclassed: The 10th-century Stories of Tanūkhī

“I think Tanūkhī’s stories outclass the Nightsin every way, and unlike Shahrazad, he doesn’t go on and on. His plots are brisk and varied, even though in Deliverance Follows Adversity all the stories are about someone, usually someone just like you or me, getting into some sort of tight spot in one of their less bright moments, and coming out gratefully on the other side[.]”

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