The Truth and the Story in ‘The Actual True Story of Ahmed and Zarga’

The novel is a caper with a serious bent, an ecocritical story from a context where life was never anthropocentric enough to need "posthumanism."

Friday Finds: The Words Without Borders Mauritania Issue

"There are seven different authors featured in the special section, translated from Arabic and from French, writing in widely different genres and styles; their work provides visions of Mauritania both future and past, future fiction, ironic time-travel fiction, historical fiction set in the seventeenth century, and tersely expressive poetry."