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Book review: El-Ghitany's Time
El-Ghitany's short stories over the past ten years finally come together in this remarkable collection.

Book review: Letters in Exile
The most important fact revealed by the publication of Abdel-Hakim Kassim’s letters is that they are not just small fragments on the margin of literary effort

Book review: Visiting an anonymous city by the Mediterranean
Khaled Ziyada’s City by the Mediterranean is an encyclopaedic work after which the true identity of the city remains ambiguous

Book review: Drawing a star on Vienna’s forehead
A little novella, only seventy-seven pages long, relates the story of Vienna, a woman struggling against a society that confines females to the smallest of worlds

Al-Koni’s homes
Al-Koni's Great Desert is often mistaken for an empty land. His translator into English, the Chair of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University shares his own insights of the Libyan writer's work

Book review: The Temptation of Confession
In his new novel, Ibrahim Abdel-Meguid writes about online life in all its bitter-sweet complexity

Book review: A tale of love and exile
Lucette Lagnado writes about her Jewish family's happy life in Egypt and the pains of exodus

Book Review: Oriental dance at a distance
Khaled El-Barri’s latest novel shortlisted for Arabic Booker prize creates a new impression of the life of Egyptians living abroad

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