Added on 24/01/2014
Aida Bamia , American University in Cairo Press , Arabic literature , author , Barbara Romaine , Entertainment/Culture , Hanan al-Shaykh , Hoda Barakat , Lebanese people , Marilyn Booth , Michelle Hartman , Paula Haydar , Radwa Ashour , Sahar Khalifeh , translator , William Granara
M. LYNX-QUALEY: I’m a less than enthusiastic participant in the ‘Women to Read’ movement but here are some writers worth spending time with.
Added on 25/10/2013
author , Automobile Club , Entertainment/Culture , Girls of Riyadh , Humphrey T. Davies , Jonathan Wright , Linguistics , Literature , Marilyn Booth , Rajaa al-Sanea , Samah Selim , Translation , translator
M. LYNX-QUALEY: He’s arguably Egypt’s best-known novelist but Alaa Aswany has come under ferocious criticism from his ex-translator
Added on 16/04/2011
Anthony Calderbank , Artist , Cairo , Catherine Cobham , Ireland , Khaled Mattawa , Marilyn Booth , United Kingdom
M.LYNX QUALEY: There have been native Arabic speakers who’ve made a mess of translation. Just as surely, there have been English speakers who have not understood the Arabic.
Added on 18/03/2011
Cairo , Christina Phillips , Egypt , Galal Amin , Isis , Israel , Khaled al-Berry , Literature , Mahmoud Darwish , Marilyn Booth , Middle East , Mourid Barghouti , Nawal al-Saadawi , Palestinian Territories , Paris , Piers Amodia , Poet , Radwa Ashour , Ramallah , Samuel Shimon , Sayyid Qutb , Tahrir Square , Women’s Prison
M.LYNX-QUALEY: It’s almost impossible to choose just five ‘must read’ biographies from the Arab world. When asked to do so I managed to limit it to six.