The Tyranny of ‘True Stories’:  Iman Yehia’s ‘The Mexican Wife’

"Iman Yehia’s novel, The Mexican Wife, turns into a literary whodunit, propelled by a quest for the truth about Yusuf Idris’ past."

Iman Yehia and the Story of Yusuf Idris’ Marriage to Diego Rivera’s Daughter

The photos were a part of the text, and I did not describe them. They give artistic touches so that the reader can feel their ache and circumstances. It is enough to tell you that this novel could not have been published if I had not found a good picture of Hassan Fouad’s “We Defend the Constitution” poster.  The discovery of this old, forgotten poster deserves a whole novel.

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