Blogs in February 2024

Wild Thorns 9th February 2024

First published 1976 Surrounded by burned-down orchards and people seemingly resigned to their fate, a young Palestinian man named Usama returns to his homeland after working in the Gulf for some years. Now an operative in the resistance movement,...

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Midaq Alley 14th January 2021

Widely acclaimed as Naguib Mahfouz’s best novel, Midaq Alley brings to life one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of Cairo in the 1940s. From Zaita the cripple-maker to Kirsha the hedonistic cafe owner, from Abbas the barber who...

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