March saw a bit of a blip in the number of books read. I completed five books, though I started six. Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid was the odd one out. 565 more words
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Arabic is a poetic language, sophisticated and complicated to learn (no secret to anyone who has tried) and the perfect accompaniment to lyrical expression. Once something is translated from one language into another, especially when the art form is then expected to also cross a cultural boundary, it is unavoidable that some of its essence will be lost in the process. 666 more words