Posts tagged "War"
Help Rebuild the IBBY Libraries in Gaza

Help Rebuild the IBBY Libraries in Gaza

Our Friends at Arabic Literature (in English) have published this appeal, and we are happy to re-publish it here and urge you to consider contributing to this project. The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) has helped fund, supply, and train staff at two libraries in Gaza. One saw damage when it was occupied by...
Arabic Literature in Hebrew and Arabs in Hebrew Literature

Arabic Literature in Hebrew and Arabs in Hebrew Literature

Given the violence that has once again engulfed Israel and Gaza, it seems opportune to reflect upon the literary relations between Israel and the Arab World. Marcia Lynx Qualey of Arabic Literature (in English) reported on this issue just a few weeks ago, with an impassioned plea by Israeli writer Dror Mishani to tackle the...
"What Is Left of the City After All That?". Interview with Syrian Novelist Khaled Khalifa

“What Is Left of the City After All That?”. Interview with Syrian Novelist Khaled Khalifa

Syrian novelist Khaled Khalifa is one of the few writers who can be said to have truly broken the walls of silence in that nation. His oeuvre breaks down deep-seated taboos in Syrian and Arab societies. Khalifa came to the limelight with the publication of his third novel, In Praise of Hatred (2006), which was shortlisted for...