“Usefully, the Banipal list is not just a list, but also includes brief introductions to both the works and their authors, as well as some contextualization.”Continue Reading

Gamal al-Ghitani is interviewed in this week’s Qantara, mostly on the topic of the latest legal wrangling over 1,001 Nights. With all due respect to a greater literary mind, I must disagree with al-Ghitani’s statement that there is no government censorship of media (newspapers can, for instance, criticize Hosni now?).Continue Reading