Category Archives: Review

Reflections on ‘Silence is a Sense’

I: Fear and Expression Let me begin with a quotation, not from the book I’m about to consider but from another it called to my mind: In the fearful years of the Yezhov terror I spent seventeen months in prison … Continue reading

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Review: The Arabic Prose Poem by Huda Fakhreddine

I had the pleasure of discovering Huda Fakhreddine’s work a few months ago, just as I set myself the challenge to write more in Arabic. Her articles on the Arabic prose poem were insightful, and so I eagerly awaited her … Continue reading

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Review: After the Sheikhs, Christopher Davidson

Christopher Davidson does not shy from controversy. “Most of these regimes – at least in their present form – will be gone within the next two to five years” he contends on the very first page. A bold statement to … Continue reading

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