Topic: Book Reviews

Egyptians queuing up to vote (photo: Nasser Nasser/AP/dapd)

Book review: Basma Abdel Aziz′s ″The Queue″

Disturbingly prescient

American-French writer and journalist Jonathan Littell (photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images)

Non-fiction: ″Syrian Notebooks: Inside the Homs Uprising″ by Jonathan Littell

Transcribing the horror

Egyptian poet Iman Mersal (photo: Imago/gezett)

Interview with the Egyptian poet Iman Mersal

Crossing a universal threshold

Palestinian author Ahmed Masoud (photo: private)

Book review: ″Vanished″ by Ahmed Masoud

The youngest detective

Northern bald ibis in migration (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Unsold)

Book review: ″The New Waw: Saharan Oasis″ by Ibrahim al-Koni

Cultivating the strange

Buchcover "Auf der Flucht" von Karim El-Gawhary & Mathilde Schwabeneder; Quelle: Kremayr und Scheriau Verlag

Book review: ″Auf der Flucht″ by Karim El Gawhary and Mathilde Schwabeneder

Born in the wrong place

Lebanese author Elias Khoury (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/B. Hussein)

Book review: ″The Broken Mirrors: Sinalcol″ by Elias Khoury

A dizzying sense of displacement

Map of North Africa (photo: fotolia)

Arabic Europe

The writers fated to "represent"

Books (photo: fotolia-carballo)

Frankfurt Book Fair: Indonesian Literature

Discovering a new world

The Egyptian novelist Alaa Al Aswany in front of his home in 6th of October City near Cairo (photo: Arian Fariborz)

Alaa Al Aswany′s novel ″The Automobile Club of Egypt″

Microcosm of tyranny

Indonesian author Wayan Sunarta (photo: Phalayasa)

Indonesian literature at the Frankfurt Book Fair

The island that literature forgot

Saudi women look at jewellery at a gold fair in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 21 March 2009 (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Book review: "Where Pigeons Don't Fly" by Yousef Al-Mohaimeed

Haunted by a suffocating society

Cover of "The Kindness of Enemies" by Leila Aboulela (source: Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

Book review: "The Kindness of Enemies" by Leila Aboulela

Crises of identity and loyalty from Scotland to the Caucasus

Michael Muhammad Knight (photo: Michael Muhammad Knight)

Book review: "Why I Am A Salafi" by Michael Muhammad Knight

An in-depth exploration of Islam

Atef Abu Saif (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/N. Nasser)

Book review: "The Drone Eats with Me" by Atef Abu Saif

A war without distinct edges

Saud Alsanousi (photo: Saud Alsanousi)

Book review: "The Bamboo Stalk" by Saud Alsanousi

A life uprooted and replanted

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