From ‘Children of the Alley: The Story of the Forbidden Novel’

Gamal al-Ghitani reported that, when he finally woke from the lengthy surgery, he turned to the people around him and said, “You’re meant to be afraid, you’re meant to shut up.”

Last Day of Short Story Month: Celebrate Yahya Taher Abdullah

Short story month seems to have made a few waves in the U.S. and Canada, with The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, the Toronto Globe & Mail, and National Post celebrating the genre. Their selections, as you might imagine, have been heavily North American. When I think of the Arabic short story, I usually mention Yusuf … Continue reading Last Day of Short Story Month: Celebrate Yahya Taher Abdullah