Author: Valentina Viene

Palestinian artist and poet Farid Bitar and "Blade of Grass" editor Naomi Foyle (photo: Naomi Foyle)

Interview with Palestinian poet and artist Farid Bitar

″I must either be the voice of sanity or justice″

Sudanese author Tayeb Salih, 1929-2009 (source: thefamouspeople.com)

Tayeb Salih′s ″Season of Migration to the North″

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A literary hall of mirrors

Yemeni author Habib Abdulrab Sarori (photo: private)

Interview with the Yemeni author Habib Abdulrab Sarori

The pendulum of conviction

Historical image showing inhabitants of the Benghazi slave enclosure

Libyan author Najwa Binshatwan on "The Slave Pens"

Confronting a dark chapter