Again, remember, writers must be living to play, so sadly no Saghir Oulad Ahmed, Mahmoud Messadi, Muhammad Salih al-Jabri, Houcine El Oued, or Aboul-Qacem Echebbi.
The new Banipal (39) is out---somewhere---although rest assured my copy will take its time getting to Cairo.
I’m behind the times! The EURAMAL (European Association for Modern Arabic Literature) conference took place more than a week ago, and I have yet said absolutely nothing about it. Thanks to Paola at "Invisible Arabs" for waking me from my slumber. This go-round, the conference focused on "Desire, Pleasure and the Taboo." While the mention … Continue reading EURAMAL Examines ‘Desire, Pleasure and Taboo’ in Arabic Lit