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New Review: Darwish, 'Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone?'

Electronic Intifada, 24 April 2015

In the closing poem of the book, Darwish shapes a scenario which could be that of the West Bank in which he lived his final years.

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Palestine

Statement from the newly-banned Sudanese Writers Union

Below is the text of a public statement from the Sudanese Writers Union, dated February 1st, and commenting on its closure by the Sudanese government. As the statement mentions, it’s not the only cultural organisation to be shut down in recent weeks; in addition to the list in the letter, Mafroosh, a monthly book market taking place in Khartoum and described by my colleague Raph Cormack… 308 more words

Middle East

Book Review - Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

“Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” by Sheryl Sandberg is an inspiring practical guide for women who work. The author is the COO of Facebook. 224 more words

Women - General

New review: Khaled Mattawa on Mahmoud Darwish

Electronic Intifada, 1st July 2014

This isn’t a biography. Although one would be fascinating, Darwish always insisted that his poetry should represent his life story.

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New review: 'Nothing More to Lose'

Electronic Intifada, 27th May 2014

With this collection of Najwan Darwish’s poetry — beautifully translated by Kareem James Abu-Zeid — The New York Review of Books has made available to English-language readers the work of one of Arabic literature’s biggest new stars… A selection of poems written between 2000 and the present day, the works contained in this slim volume are pugnacious, bitterly angry, tender, witty and sharply intelligent.

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