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July 29, 2016
Hisham Matar’s new memoir The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between is several books at once, depending on which way you hold it to...
Time Traveling Twitter @arablit M. Lynx Qualey spends her time squinting at the in-between spaces of literary translation: who's in,...
May 21, 2015
What I should tell you is this: Read African Titanics tomorrow, read it yesterday, but don’t read it today. After all, the relationship...
October 21, 2014
Violence is a key ingredient of human storytelling: from our first oral tales, violent acts have heightened audience attention and...
March 30, 2014
Just weeks after the US invaded Iraq in March of 2003, narratives about the conflict began to flood into publishing houses. Although there...

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