Monday, April 13, 2009

new issue of arab world books

The online Arab World Books has e-mailed a newsletter to subscribers informing them of the publication of its latest issue, which includes a length review by playwright Tony Kushner, and Alisa Solomon - who teaches at Columbia University's School of Journalism and is the author of 'Re-Dressing the Canon: Essays on Theater and Gender' - of Caryl Churchill's controversial play on Gaza 'Seven Jewish Children'. The review was first published in The Nation.

Arab World Books, which contains both Arabic and English content, is "about the ideas, the books and the women and men who created them.Founded in Geneva in July 1998, it is the first Arab cultural online club.We are an independent non-profit entity staffed by volunteers. We welcome all contributions and encourage interaction. Our club is dedicated to enhance understanding between different cultures.If this interests you, we welcome you as a member of this club."

The newsletter states:
1- Join the discussion on "Tree Talk". Our Readers' Club selection for this month is the last published book for the late Iraqi author Fouad Altakarli. More details about the book, its author and links to discussion can be found on our Readers Club Map at:

2- Six new members join our Authors' Home.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new member authors: Darweesh Alasuty,Elsayed Hafez and Ahmed Elserwy from Egypt, Saleh Alqasim from Jordan ,Rana Jaafer from Iraq and Kamar Aljasm from Syria. D.R. Khashaba and Monir Oteiba's pages have also been updated.
Visit their new homepages on our Authors' Home.

3- What's new in our Literature and Essay Corners?
Multilingual PoetryFour Poems from Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Syria by Hocine Atrouce, Mohamed Masoud, Mounir Idrissi and Kamar Aljasm.Two poems in French by Renia Aouadene and Mohamed Khraief.Poetry in Greek and English by Dimitris P. Kraniotis. In ArabicNew free e-books to download offered by Said Salem, Abdelkarim Nahari, Hazem Khairy, Abdelnabi Elekri, Ali Tal, Fouad Nasredin and Abdallah Alfaifi. In English"Seven Jewish Children - A Play for Gaza" a review by Tony Kushner and Alisa Solomon - The Nation."The Death of Many Birthdays" a new addition to our Palestine file by Janelle Dance.Find them on our main page.

4- What's new on our Debate Corner?
In Arabic, browse a variety of new writings by Nada Emam and Jamil Salhut and others. In English "The Message from Gaza in Japanese". Professor Said Abdelwahed's Messages from Gaza which started on December 27 have now been published into a book in Japanese.Read them on our Debate Corner and participate with your own views and comments: Read them on our Debate Corner and participate with your own views and comments

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