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Sahar Abdallah: On Illustrating Darwish’s ‘Think of Others’ for Kids

“We are still working on the third poem by Darwish, and I’m eager that Tanmia should continue on this path of introducing poetry to children and young adults.”

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Poetry

5 Must-read Memoirs (and Not-quite-memoirs)

Assembly Journal, for their “five books” series, asked me to come up with a list of five Arabic books. The field was too dizzyingly wide.

Even when I narrowed my topic to “memoirs and not-quite-memoirs,” it was a difficult winnowing process: What about Galal Amin’s Nectar of the Years? Well, it hasn’t been translated into English, so that’s that, I suppose. Sayyid Qutb or Huda Shaarawi’s memoirs, for their historical and political importance? Taha Hussein’s classic The Days? (But hasn’t everyone already read The Days?)

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