book review

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The Guardian reviews A Rebel in Gaza, discusses writing and politics in Palestine

“A Rebel in Gaza is a love letter to an unloved place […] a sparkling memoir. […] Asmaa al-Ghoul, who was born in the Rafah refugee camp at the southern end of the Strip, writes with clarity and tenderness of [Gaza’s harsh] realities.” Continue reading

Harper’s features chapter from A Rebel in Gaza

The excerpted chapter from A Rebel in Gaza, “The Woman with the Beauty Spot,” is about author Asmaa al-Ghoul’s intriguing encounter with Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. Read it online or the November print issue of Harper’s Magazine.  Learn more or buy the book.  

2 new reviews focus on “fiercely independent” author Asmaa al-Ghoul

In a new review on sister-hood, an award-winning digital magazine spotlighting the diverse voices of women of Muslim heritage, human rights lawyer Sayeh Hassan praises Asmaa al-Ghoul’s A Rebel in Gaza: “Refreshing and eye-opening […] This memoir was a page turner, and I appreciated Asmaa’s challenging perspective, her outspokenness and her strength. […]  I would recommend this memoir … Continue reading

Glowing Publishers Weekly review for A Rebel in Gaza

Publishers Weekly praises Asmaa al-Ghoul’s new memoir (with co-author Selim Nassib) for scrutinizing the oppressive forces affecting women in Palestinian society: “Debut author Al-Ghoul, a journalist from Rafah, picks apart the paradoxes of being female in Palestine, illustrating in vivid and direct language how Hamas and Fatah, on one hand, and the Israelis, on the other, conspire … Continue reading

Major interview in Washington Jewish Week with author Arkady Polishchuk

“Polishchuk describes much of his life with a chuckle. He says that the book is, in part, meant to convey the absurdity of the Soviet experience.” Continue reading

Publishers Weekly’s interview unwraps significant details in Russian dissident’s story

Publishers Weekly takes an in-depth look at the memoir of Russian Jewish dissident and human rights advocate Arkady Polishchuk in a special interview with Howard Lovy: A true story of Cold War bravery and danger … Polishchuk was an prominent Soviet journalist in the 1960s, yet as a Jew he did not fool himself about … Continue reading

“The Abolition of Species” applauded by World Literature Today

“In Samuel P. Willcocks’s masterful translation, The Abolition of Species is a transgressive revelation, a worthy philosophical successor to Wells’s generative novel [The Time Machine (1895)].” Continue reading

Booklist endorses forthcoming “The Abolition of Species”

In his first novel to be translated into English, Dath uses gender and evolution as underpinning motivations, with some interesting results. Continue reading

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