IPAF Judging Chair Announces 2021 Shortlist ‘Rivaling the Best Books of the Prize’

In the video, judging chair Chawki Bazih said that although there the novels submitted to the prize were fewer in number than in previous years, they were of a high quality, "rivaling the best books of the prize since its inception."

EURAMAL Examines ‘Desire, Pleasure and Taboo’ in Arabic Lit

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