Topic: Book Reviews

Waguih Ghali and his friend Diana Athill during the 1960s (source: Cornell University Library)

Waguih Ghali′s diaries

The writer′s torment

British Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid (photo: Laurent Denimal)

Book review: Mohsin Hamid′s ″Exit West″

Through the black door

Turkish writer and journalist Mustafa Akyol (source: mustafaakyol.org)

Non-fiction: Mustafa Akyol′s ″The Islamic Jesus″

The heart of the matter

Author and journalist Mohamed Amjahid (photo: Goetz Schleser/Hanser Verlag)

Non-fiction: Mohamed Amjahid′s "Unter Weißen"

"Racism, like a plastic bottle in the sea…"

Cultural anthropologist Zuzanna Olszewksa (photo: Artandconflictglob.com)

"The Pearl of Dari" by Zuzanna Olszewska

Treasuring their common Persian heritage

Stock image of a teenage girl reading (source: freestockphotos.biz)

Arab teens and Young Adult literature

The new wave

Author and UAE ambassador to Russia Omar Saif Ghobash (photo: Sigrid Estrada)

Omar Saif Ghobash′s ″Letters to a young Muslim″

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Seeking the Muslim individual

Rebekah Maggor, editor of ″Tahrir Tales: Plays from the Egyptian Revolution″ (source: vimeo)

Book review: ″Tahrir Tales: Plays from the Egyptian Revolution″

The drama of protest

Lebanese author Hilal Chouman (source: Flickr)

Book review: Hilal Chouman′s ″Limbo Beirut″

Hybrid lives

Young Iranian women in front of a shopping mall in Tehran′s northwest (photo: Getty Images/AFP/B. Mehri)

Ramita Navai: ″City of lies. Love, sex, death and the search for truth in Tehran″

Where nothing is allowed, yet anything is possible

Award-winning journalist Patrick Cockburn (photo: Martin Hunter)

Non-fiction: ″The Age of Jihad ″ by Patrick Cockburn

A catalogue of blunders

Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan (source: YouTube)

Book review: Ghassan Zaqtan's "Describing the past"

The vapours of memory

Graphic and installation artist Ozge Samanci (photo: Hartwig Klappert)

Interview with Turkish artist Ozge Samanci

″Pressure on artists in Turkey is increasing″

Algerian author Yasmina Khadra, otherwise known as Mohammed Mousselehoul (photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Book review: Yasmina Khadra′s ″The Angels Die″

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A quixotic narrative

(photo: National Museum of New Delhi)

The surprising intersection of Islam and SciFi

Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz (11 December 19011 - 30 August 2006)

Remembering Naguib Mahfouz

″A wave of light on an infinite ocean of darkness″

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