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.
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The 2015 Man Booker International announced its ten-strong “finalists list” today, and — unsurprisingly, since the judging committee is chaired by Marina Warner and includes Arabist Wen-chin Ouyang — it includes two very worthy authors who write in Arabic: 538 more words
Of the course out comes for my world literature class, the two that I feel I achieved the most were demonstrating an awareness of a selected region, culture or ethnic group’s history, philosophy, and culture as reflected in the literature, and demonstrating an awareness of varying points of view within this culture, including women and other minority voices whenever possible. 427 more words
This is an experimental post about an experimental piece of writing. Visions of Cody flows unevenly unlike conventional storytelling – It is written in a series of vignettes, short streams of consciousness which describe a scene and flow from idea to idea then it jumps to something else. 430 more words
The master narrative of media is powerful driving force in our lives. It influences us from our opinions regarding some minor event in our city all the way to how we view an entire culture or even a region of cultures. 455 more words
Hanan Al-Shaykh and Nawal El Saadawi are two famous women writers of the middle east. The former from Lebanon and the latter from Egypt. They have often been presented alongside each other as feminist critics of Arab culture but they explore the topic in different ways. 553 more words