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The Woman from Tantoura

Radwa Ashour

Palestine. For most of us, the word brings to mind a series of confused images and disjointed associations—massacres, refugee camps, UN resolutions, settlements, terrorist attacks, war, occupation, ch … continued

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All That I Want to Forget

Bothayna Al-Essa

Fatima loves poetry and wants to study French literature—both of which are anathema to her strict and conservative much older brother, Saqr. While living under his roof, Fatima’s hopes and dreams are … continued

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Raja Alem

November 1979. Violence has broken out in the holiest site of Islam after a charismatic rebel and his devoted followers have announced the coming of the Mahdi and seized the Grand Mosque in Mecca. Amo … continued

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Donia Kamal reads from her novel

Stunning in its simplicity, Cigarette Number Seven is a deeply intimate novel about family and relationship in turbulent times, translated by Nariman Youssef. Donia Kamal’s succinct, candid prose draw…

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