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Buried Treasures

The four small rooms that hold the Saloua Raouda Choucair retrospective at the Tate Modern truly offer the most surprising …

A Man Out Of Place

On April 9, 1951, Sadegh Hedayat entered his rented apartment in Paris, plugged all the doors and windows with cotton, …

Non-Fiction Heroine

In a steamy University of Damascus classroom, Arabic language students attempt to translate Samar Yazbek’s novel Cinnamon. Heads are buried …