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‘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.”

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Who Will You Find in ‘Banipal 40: Libyan Fiction’?

Banipal 39 featured “Modern Tunisian Literature” and 40 will showcase “Libyan Fiction.” If there had been a 39 1/2 on young Egyptian authors, I’d have suspected that editor Samuel Shimon had a really good set of voodoo dolls over there at 1 Gough Square.

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Poetry

Who Wins the Arab Nobel, 2010?

The Swedish Academy has chosen the winner of the 2010 Nobel literature prize, according to the Associated Press. However, they won’t announce their decision until October 7. Peter Englund, secretary […]

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