Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Orientalish Lit Hits

I’m starting a new blog category of book reviews, mostly fiction, that relate to my interests in Arab culture. They may or may not relate directly to dance, but I will keep dance interests in mind as well as those relating to the theme of this blog, Orientalish. My inspiration is from M. Lynx Qualey's "One Minute Review" on her blog: Arabic Literature (in English).

So much material awaits...
(Photo: Toth at Philae (the Temple of Isis) in Luxor, 2007.)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Revolution on Every Street in Egypt

To follow events: The Nation: Revolution on Every Street in Egypt, M. Lynx Qualey still reporting on arts and literature while living in Cairo in Arabic Literature (in Translation), and on Democracy Now: Live Coverage of the Mubarak Resignation.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Reading Lists for Egypt

M. Lynx Qualey's blog, Arabic Literature (in Translation), offers an insider's reading suggestions about Egypt during this time for understanding of the unfolding events as a counterpoint to the New York Times' dubious one. Qualey's pick for fiction Moon Over Samarqand, translated by Issa J. Boullata and published by AUC Press. Among nonfiction picks: Tom Mitchell's Colonizing Egypt See the blog post for a better wrap up: "What Does the New York Times Think You Should Read About Egypt?"