Posts tagged "Saudi Arabia"
Poetry Please: Ashraf Fayadh, "Frida Kahlo's Mustache"

Poetry Please: Ashraf Fayadh, “Frida Kahlo’s Mustache”

Frida Kahlo’s Mustache Ashraf Fayadh I will ignore the smell of mud, and the need to reprimand the rain, and the burn that has long since settled in my chest. I am looking for fitting consolation for my situation, which doesn’t allow me to interpret your lips however I wish Or to brush away the drops...
One Year in Prison Without Charges: Poet Ashraf Fayadh (Palestine/Saudi Arabia)

One Year in Prison Without Charges: Poet Ashraf Fayadh (Palestine/Saudi Arabia)

Once again, our friends at Arabic Literature (in English) are drawing attention to the plight of yet another writer held by the authorities in Saudi Arabia. Palestinian poet and artist Ashraf Fayadh was arrested by Saudi authorities on January 1, 2014 — charged with “insulting the Godly self and having long hair” — and has yet to face...
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,”...