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In a highly enjoyable novel of magical realism, Sameh El-Gabbas connects the past and the present, detailing aspects of the consciousness of modern Egypt

Poker, by Helana Al-Sheikh, (Lebanon: Difaf Editions & El-Ikhtilef Editions), 2019


Detailing life amid the crushing decades of the Gaddafi regime, Libyan writer Elbet El-Saada rails against dictatorship and misery, and defends joy

Abdelouahab Aissaoui’s supposed historical novel and Arabic Booker winner, The Spartan Court, is a book many readers might wish had not been written




Journalist and activist Hanan Kamal wrote a non-fiction book that captures her experience of breast cancer

A novel, a philosophical work, or memoires? Room 304 is an amalgamation of all that


In what appears otherwise as a well-written and simple story, Shady Lewis has written a novel with philosophical depth about the lives we lead, and the ones we might want

Achraf El-Achamwi's latest novel is disappointing and flat for a novel that promises to be an expose of sensitive issues

Baligh Hamdy was a giant of Egyptian and Arab music who lived his art, his loves and his life to the fullest, as ably revealed by author Mona El-Bakry

Amal Radwan delves into the lives of Syrian refugees in Jordan in a novel that raises questions about war, politics, and the inner world of women’s lives

Nabil Nour Eldin, in a idiosyncratic but enjoyable novel, delves into the kinds of political escapades that emerge when politics is off-limits to all but an elite

Mohamed Baraka’s fifth novel is a fascinating take on a perennial interest: the experience of the foreigner who finds himself in the West

Enayat El-Zayat’s first and only novel, recently republished, was set in 1950, preserving a snapshot of the early development of feminist thought in the Arab world

The story begins with the murder of Ismail, the leader of an intelligence unit in a safe house where the members live together in a military camp- like environment.

The writer throughout the novel uses the flash forward and flashback techniques when the three main characters speak about themselves and the situations they come across

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