Update from AUC Press

Oxford University Press has asked AUC Press's R. Neil Hewison to update them on the situation in Cairo.

Friday Links: Your Dose of Orientalism, Publishing Controversies, Graphic Novels, More

In the interest of "balance," today we'll be providing some good old-fashioned views of Arabs (in English) over here at ArabLit! First, the Guardian books blog has a post about reading and knowing Tangiers via European writers (and the disappointments of not finding any bloodthirsty tribals, a la Sheltering Sky, on one's trip to Morocco). … Continue reading Friday Links: Your Dose of Orientalism, Publishing Controversies, Graphic Novels, More

One-Minute Review: Wolves of the Crescent Moon

Wolves of the Crescent Moon. By Yousef Al-Mohaimeed, trans. Anthony Calderbank. AUC Press: Cairo, 2007. 124 pages. An opinion piece by Mahmoud Habboush in The National this week asserts that the problem with Arabic is that the language hasn’t experienced its Picasso or its (Daniel) Webster. Habboush asserts: Centuries of political and economic frailty and … Continue reading One-Minute Review: Wolves of the Crescent Moon