Posts tagged "Lebanon"
Monday Interview: Sami Michael (Israel)

Monday Interview: Sami Michael (Israel)

Sami Michael was born in 1926 in Iraq. He emigrated to Israel in 1949. Although he is a famous and worldwide acknowledged Israeli writer, Medarabnews was more interested in his opinions and views as a life-witness of the history of the Middle East. He is also the president of ACRI, the “Association for Civil Rights in...
The Poet Cannot Stand Aside: Arabic Literature and Exile

The Poet Cannot Stand Aside: Arabic Literature and Exile

Marcia Lynx Qualey, whose blog Arabic Literature (in English) we cannot but admire, has published this remarkable analysis in Words without Borders, as part of their September issue on Exile. We highly recommend both sites to everyone who is really interested in what goes on in world literatures. Fourteen hundred years ago and more, the poet-prince...
In Conversation with Amin Maalouf

In Conversation with Amin Maalouf

PEN International conducted this interview with Lebanese-born writer Amin Maalouf during the Writers Unlimited Winternachten festival in January 2014. Maalouf, one of the outstanding voices in the French and Arabic literary world, was award the Prix Goncourt in 1993. You grew up speaking Arabic at home but chose to write (fiction, at least) in French – who,...
Arabic Literature: 12 shortish short stories for your reading pleasure

Arabic Literature: 12 shortish short stories for your reading pleasure

Our friends at Arabic Literature (in English) contributed 12 short stories for the International Short Story Day, which was held last Saturday, which, of course, was the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Here is the impressive list of authors, which includes some of the great names of Arabic literatures: “Bloodred Dew,”...