Tag Archives: Banned Books & Films

مترو، لمجدي الشافعي / Metro by Magdy El Shafee

For March we’re switching things up and reading a graphic novel: مترو، لمجدي الشافعي / Metro by Magdy el-Shafee, translated by Chip Rossetti. A brief summary of the book from Goodreads: “A brilliant portrait of a bank robbery and two friends’ breakneck escape … Continue reading

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الحرب في بر مصر، يوسف القعيد‎ / War in the Land of Egypt by Yusuf al-Qa’id

For February we’re reading الحرب في بر مصر، يوسف القعيد‎ / War in the Land of Egypt by Egyptian author Yusuf al-Qa’id, which ranks at #4 on the Arab Writers Union’s list of the best 105 Arabic novels of the 20th century. It … Continue reading

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رجال تحت الشمس، غسان كنفاتي / Men in the Sun and Other Palestinian Stories by Ghassan Kanafani

For November we’re reading رجال تحت الشمس، غسان كنفاتي / Men in the Sun and Other Palestinian Stories by Palestinian author Ghassan Kanafani, translated by Hilary Kilpatrick. A brief summary of the book from Read Kutub: “Ghassan Kanafani’s short stories Men … Continue reading

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