New Fiction in Translation: Belal Fadl’s ‘Into the Tunnel’

"Yet all they could see was the hollow emptiness of the tunnel, which looked as if it had never seen traffic in its life."

Egyptian Satirist Mahmoud Al-Saadani Dies

Well-known Egyptian satirist Mahmoud al-Saadani died in Kuwait this week after an eight-year illness. He was 82. The Al Jazeera obituary called al-Saadani "one of the pioneers of satirical writing in the Arab world." Al Jazeera also noted that, early in al-Saadani's career, critics had predicted he would be strong competition for the great short-story … Continue reading Egyptian Satirist Mahmoud Al-Saadani Dies