Memory, Loss, and Absence in Akram Musallam’s novel The Dance of the Deep-Blue Scorpion

Book review The Dance of the Deep-Blue Scorpion by Palestinian writer Akram Musallam, forthcoming by Seagull Books. English Translation: Sawad Hussein. An excerpt from my review of the novel, published in The Markaz Review: Akram Musallam’s novel, The Dance of the Deep-Blue Scorpion, originally published in Arabic in 2008, is a meditation on loss, absence,Continue reading “Memory, Loss, and Absence in Akram Musallam’s novel The Dance of the Deep-Blue Scorpion”

Literature can change the world

I believe literature has the power to change the world, one reader and one book at a time. This is the main reason why I share the books I’m reading on my Instagram and sometimes on my Facebook profile. I hope that the love of reading will rub off and inspire more people to pickContinue reading “Literature can change the world”

Sabra Zoo by Mischa Hiller

I don’t post any book reviews on my blog, nor do I usually write any sophisticated reviews. But I have to make an exception just this once, for Sabra Zoo. It’s not a “proper” review, as I wouldn’t have a clue how to write one, but only my impression of the book. Sabra Zoo, byContinue reading “Sabra Zoo by Mischa Hiller”