“What’s new in Arab literature: 16 to read in 2016”

Renowned blogger Marcia Lynx Qualey, aka ‘ArabLit’, selects her 16 to read this year.

Your Middle East – January 10, 2016

Among her list of must-read novels feature Ibrahim Essa’s The Televangelist and Abdelilah Hamdouchi’s Whitefly.

Marcia Lynx Qualey

Marcia Lynx Qualey

“However grim the regional political landscape, there’s still much to anticipate and enjoy on 2016’s Arab literature scene, starting with blockbuster works by seasoned writers like Elias Khoury, Khalid Khalifa, and Iman Humaydan, as well as sharp new writers like Ma’n Abu Taleb issuing debut novels. There are also short-story collections, important (and fun) translations into Arabic and into English, poetry, and bilingual books.”

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Posted on 14/02/2016 in FICTION Literary, FICTION Political, FICTION Romance - Historical, FICTION Thrillers, tagged as Arabic, best translated fiction, contemporary, fiction, Hoopoe, must read, novel, translation

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