‘A Giant Multi-room Museum Piece’: Ibrahim al-Koni’s ‘The Fetishists’

"Yet if al-Koniʹs shorter 'Bleeding of the Stone' and 'Gold Dust' are small paintings you can hang on a living-room wall, then The Fetishists is a giant multi-room museum piece."

Friday Links: Emirates Lit Fest, (Revolutionary?) Poetry in Saudi Arabia, More

Emirates Lit Fest Ends Tomorrow Regional and international coverage of Emirates Lit Fest has been subdued this year, in part---one assumes---because there's so much else going on in the Arabic-writing world. Gulf publications continue to report steadily from the festival, although mostly about the festival's non-Arabic-writing guests. Emirates 24|7: Mohammed visits Emirates Airline Festival of … Continue reading Friday Links: Emirates Lit Fest, (Revolutionary?) Poetry in Saudi Arabia, More