A noir poem set in downtown Cairo, The Apartment in Bab el-Louk is a vignette of observations and thoughts of a recluse who peeps through their window at men yelling in the street or scurries through their neighborhood when needed.
This article isn't about cultural appropriation, whether the keffiyeh should be worn as a fashion statement only, but rather, if it is to be worn as fashion only, where the best places are to purchase the pattern.
A fun and flirty retelling of Pride and Prejudice.
Ahlan wa sahlan! Thank you for joining in with us in the Year of the Middle Eastern Reading Challenge(YMERC).
The Algerian publishing house Dalimen Editions is a leading publisher of comix and illustrated works for readers of all ages. Its founder, Dalila Nedjem, talks about the challenges and opportunities of graphic works:
By Nadia Ghanem
Dalimen Editions were founded in Algeria by Dalila Nedjem in 2001. Initially, Dalimen’s focus was arts and cultural heritage, but when Nedjem became the commissioner of Algiers’ International Festival of Comic Books (FIBDA) upon the festival’s launch in 2008, she amended her editorial line to include comic books and graphic novels. To talk about Dalimen’s passion for the illustrated word, Dalila Nedjem has kindly answered a few questions below, to be read along the following frame.
Publishers dedicated to promoting local illustrators and graphic storytellers in Algeria are few. The genre has in fact experienced a bumpy road since the 90s, when celebrated cartoonists like Brahim Guerroui (called Gébé), Mohamed Dorbane, and Saïd Mekbel,
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A magical retelling of The Goose Girl.
Damn. This was fantastic.
I am officially unemployed - my company furloughed me for one week. During COVID-19, that means I'm stuck indoors, and to a bookworm, that's a perfect timing to go through the ever-growing TBR list!
Her aim: to be smart about your money and live the best life you can - all in style, all within budget, and all without missing out on the bubbly.
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