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

Celebrate Short Story Month With Yusuf Idris, Ghassan Kanafani, Others

According to the Emerging Writers Network (as well as a few lit mags and media outlets),  May is not just the month of workers and flowers, but is also Short Story Month. To celebrate, you'll surely need to crack open a collection from the Arabic language's short-story genius, Yusuf Idris. Although I think many of … Continue reading Celebrate Short Story Month With Yusuf Idris, Ghassan Kanafani, Others