A good deal has been written, and rightly so, about the role protest poetry has played in this “Arab spring.” Less has been said about political poetry’s younger cousin: the political cartoon.Continue Reading

The online journal Words Without Borders has put together another interesting edition of their “Words Without Borders Recommends” missive, their “quarterly tip sheet about WWB writers who we believe can be successfully published in an English-language market. ” Recommended authors include Etienne van Heerden, Yehoshua Bar-Yosef and…Magdy al-Shafee, author ofContinue Reading

Apparently, today ArabLit is all about censorship and graphic novels. First, I get intrigued by Henry Matthews’ comic-preservation project, next by Khaled Abul-Naga’s promise to support a filming of BuSSy “with the censored parts left in,” and now Chip Rossetti has posted part two to his series on Arabic graphicContinue Reading