Youssef Rakha is more interested in what it means to be a contemporary Arab-Muslim independently of the West than an American Arab.
The Wrong End of the Telescope a novel by Rabih Alameddine Grove Atlantic (Sept 2021) ISBN 9780802157805 Dima Alzayat When in 2018 director Lena Dunham announced she had been hired… Continue reading The Limits of Empathy in Rabih Alameddine’s Refugee Saga
For a brutally honest look at what it’s been like to run a business and raise a family in Cairo these past twenty years, read Diwan’s founder Nadia Wassef’s “Shelf Life” How a labor of love consumes, challenges and fills her life with questions whose answers are often on the…
The Slovak-Palestinian writer khulud khamis (sic) of Haifa appreciates the spiralling storytelling of her compeer, Akram Musallam of Ramallah.
Baraa and Zaman: Reading Egyptian Modernity in Shadi Abdel Salam’s The Mummy , by Youssef Rakha Palgrave 2020 ISBN 9783030613532 Sherifa Zuhur Baraa and Zaman: Reading Egyptian Modernity in Shadi… Continue reading Reading Egypt from the Outside In, Youssef Rakha’s “Baraa and Zaman”
Mohamed Kheir’s oneiric novel takes readers on a journey around Egypt after the failed Arab Spring.
Jessica Proett reviews Salar Abdoh's empirical novel set during the days when ISIS was running loose across Iraq and Syria.
TMR reviews a new book on Palestinian and Israeli musicians looks at the border zones and interstices of the conflict.
Mischa Geracoulis discovers the film Push and explores the incredible greed and inequity of the speculative housing market.
Jenine Abboushi reviews the recent anthology of essays on socialism in the context of Palestinian resistance.