“It was just a passing comment, but she planted the idea. I know I shouldn’t make anything of it, but I don’t understand why she said that. 1,874 more words
I went out to my library after the Man Booker finalists were announced with the intention of getting the two most recent books by each. I realized in my days of editing Gently Read Literature that I had already read some Hoda Barakat (even though I failed to generate enough reviews of her work). I was only able to get Amitav Ghosh's Sea of Poppies and The Hunger Tide. So here is perhaps the best English language Arabic Literature blog out there providing some much needed info.