In the most recent Qantara, journalist Fakhri Saleh gives the landscape of Saudi literature, arguing that its recent blossoming can be attributed to 9/11. In any case, names you should know:Continue Reading

In 2008, the blogger Saudiwoman called Ghazi Al-Gosaibi—who died at the age of 70 in a Riyadh hospital Sunday—“one of the shiniest stars in the Saudi sky.” Well-known for his novels, poems, and his government reforms, al-Gosaibi made waves worldwide. The Agence France Press obituary remembers him as the ambassadorContinue Reading