Lunch with M-House AKA Steven Millhauser
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Author Randa Jarrar's Blog
Still, in your work, you are constantly contrasting your love of food, smoking and sensual pleasures with the acts of self-denial demanded by the mullahs, like wearing a chador. It’s a problem for women no matter the religion or the society. If in Muslim countries they try to cover the woman, in America they try to make them look like a piece of meat.Marry me, Marjane.
Are you suggesting that veiling and unveiling women are equally reductive? I disagree. We have to look at ourselves here also. Why do all the women get plastic surgery? Why? Why? Why should we look like some freaks with big lips that look like an anus? What is so sexy about that? What is sexy about having something that looks like a goose anus?
Meena, the bilingual Arabic/English literary journal Khaled and I co-edit, will be doing an event at NOCCA to kick off the Faulkner Festival. We will feature two great women who have contributed to our first two issues, Dr. Salma Jayussi and Ibtisam Barakat, as well as Stuart LeBlanc on oud. Please mark your calendars and spread the word so that we can show there is an interest in creating an Arabic/English dialogue!Check it out, New Orleans readers...
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One day after Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called on his people to prepare to make painful concessions ahead of a U.S.-hosted peace process, an Israeli newspaper revealed that his government has ordered the expropriation of Palestinian land to build a highway.
Israeli and Palestinian analysts believe the move is meant to give the Jewish state control over a large chunk of Palestinian territory from Jerusalem east to the Jordan Valley.
The Israeli army issued the order to expropriate 1,100 dunams of land from four Arab villages, the Israeli broadsheet Haaretz reported yesterday. (A dunam is 1,000 square metres.)
Adolescence suspends and sustains that space - beautifully depicted in a single, exquisite, nearly Hemingway-esque chapter in which all the boys head to the beach on a day off from the bakery for the eid - but it is clearly diminishing as the novel unfolds. Daoud's book is both a dramatically spare coming of age story and a poignant account of a young man entering into class consciousness - and all the sad, retreating horizons of possibility that such a process entails.Read the full review here.