Friday Finds: Excerpt of Youssef Fadel’s ‘A Shimmering Red Fish’

"The man is stretched out on his bed. He’d rather not know who the woman is whose body is underneath it."

Laila Lalami on Moroccan Literature and Why She Writes in English

African Writing Online has a strange, funny, and sometimes awkward interview with Moroccan-American author Laila Lalami in its latest issue. It has some interesting moments, once the beginning awkwardness is over. And besides, it's an excellent excuse to post some more of Esen's photographs. Lalami, who writes in English, speaks about her mother and step-mother … Continue reading Laila Lalami on Moroccan Literature and Why She Writes in English