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Ursula Lindsey

Ursula Lindsey

Ursula Lindsey writes about culture, education, and politics in the Arab world and cohosts BULAQ, a podcast on Arabic literature. She has lived in Egypt and Morocco and is now based in Amman, Jordan. (October 2021)

In the Fire

The Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi fearlessly told unpleasant truths about discrimination against women in Arab countries.

A Daughter of Isis: The Early Life of Nawal El Saadawi, In Her Own Words

translated from the Arabic by Sherif Hetata

Walking Through Fire: The Later Years of Nawal El Saadawi, In Her Own Words

translated from the Arabic by Sherif Hetata

The Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the Arab World

translated from the Arabic by Sherif Hetata and with a foreword by Ronak Husni

Woman at Point Zero

translated from the Arabic by Sherif Hetata and with a foreword by Miriam Cooke

Memoirs from the Women’s Prison

translated from the Arabic by Marilyn Booth

The Fall of the Imam

translated from the Arabic by Sherif Hetata

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October 21, 2021 issue

Leila Slimani; illustration by Johnalynn Holland

Family Values

The women in Leila Slimani’s novels are unhappy.

Adèle

by Leila Slimani, translated from the French by Sam Taylor

The Perfect Nanny

by Leila Slimani, translated from the French by Sam Taylor

Sex and Lies

by Leila Slimani, translated from the French by Sophie Lewis

Le Pays des Autres: Première Partie: La guerre, la guerre, la guerre

by Leila Slimani

July 23, 2020 issue

Mahmoud Darwish, Cairo, circa 1971

‘This Land Is Mine’

Palestine as Metaphor

by Mahmoud Darwish, translated from the Arabic by Amira El-Zein and Carolyn Forché

In the Presence of Absence

by Mahmoud Darwish, translated from the Arabic by Sinan Antoon

Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone?

by Mahmoud Darwish, translated from the Arabic by Jeffrey Sacks

Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982

by Mahmoud Darwish, translated from the Arabic and with an introduction by Ibrahim Muhawi and with a foreword by Sinan Antoon

Mahmoud Darwish: The Poet’s Art and His Nation

by Khaled Mattawa

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February 27, 2020 issue

Ahmed Bouanani, Paris, 1962

Restoring Morocco’s Past

The Hospital: A Tale in Black and White

by Ahmed Bouanani, translated from the French by Lara Vergnaud, with an introduction by Anna Della Subin

The Shutters

by Ahmed Bouanani, translated from the French by Emma Ramadan

November 22, 2018 issue

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