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The Quarter
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April 1, 2020
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June 30, 2020
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2020
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Marcia Lynx
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The Book of Disappearance
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May 1, 2020
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* 2019 brainstorming !
By Niledaughter · 43 posts · 114 views
last updated May 26, 2019 02:35AM
* Let us get to know each other :)
By Niledaughter · 849 posts · 857 views
last updated Aug 16, 2019 05:59PM
* MENA group and Arabic Literature (in English)
By Niledaughter · 9 posts · 92 views
last updated May 26, 2019 04:33AM
* Group Map
By Niledaughter · 3 posts · 410 views
last updated Jul 11, 2018 02:35AM
* Group news
By Niledaughter · 23 posts · 113 views
last updated Sep 19, 2015 11:20PM
* Rules and Guidelines for Authors and/or Translators
By Marieke , Former moderator · 9 posts · 150 views
last updated Mar 07, 2018 04:32AM
* Giveaways , free books and special offers
By Niledaughter · 19 posts · 208 views
last updated Apr 14, 2020 08:31AM
Spanish speaking members (Miembros hispanoparlantes
By Memo · 2 posts · 11 views
last updated Feb 27, 2019 03:22AM
* Book recommendations
By Wendy · 316 posts · 627 views
last updated May 14, 2020 02:55PM
* Bookstores and publishers
By Niledaughter · 23 posts · 113 views
last updated May 18, 2014 01:27PM
Recomendation
By Memo · 1 post · 14 views
last updated Aug 20, 2019 07:24AM
Which one should I read from the Egypt
By Muhammad · 3 posts · 19 views
last updated Aug 07, 2019 03:40AM
Arabic books from country to country
By Bianca · 2 posts · 36 views
last updated Aug 15, 2018 01:51AM
Barakat and Jabber translations
By Nan · 10 posts · 23 views
last updated Feb 13, 2018 06:41PM
Letters to a Young Muslim by Omar Saif Ghobash
By Ewa · 5 posts · 38 views
last updated Feb 04, 2018 09:47AM
Tunisian Literature on goodreads?
By Afef · 18 posts · 31 views
last updated Sep 14, 2017 08:05AM
Showing 7 of 7 topics — 161 comments total
+ 2020
* 2020 plan
By Niledaughter · 6 posts · 57 views
last updated Mar 28, 2020 11:45AM
* 2020 brainstorming :)
By Niledaughter · 57 posts · 74 views
last updated Feb 04, 2020 03:41AM
Librarians and Archivists with Palestine Have Announced Their 2020 Title!
By Marcia , Arabic Literature (in English) · 26 posts · 32 views
last updated May 23, 2020 11:27AM
Discussion of Naguib Mahfouz's THE QUARTER tr. Roger Allen
By Marcia , Arabic Literature (in English) · 15 posts · 23 views
last updated May 06, 2020 08:10AM
Discussion of "Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World
By Niledaughter · 22 posts · 36 views
last updated Apr 16, 2020 12:53AM
Discussion of The Seven Days of Man by Abdel-Hakim Kassem
By Niledaughter · 21 posts · 40 views
last updated Mar 27, 2020 10:31AM
Discussion of "Celestial Bodies" by Jokha Alharthi
By Niledaughter · 14 posts · 42 views
last updated Feb 27, 2020 01:47AM
Showing 8 of 14 topics — 215 comments total
+ 2020 challenge
* 2020 challenge lists
By Niledaughter · 35 posts · 76 views
last updated May 03, 2020 11:59AM
10. Nominations for books from Iran
By Niledaughter · 11 posts · 31 views
last updated May 17, 2020 01:44PM
5. Nominations for books from Al Sham
By Niledaughter · 4 posts · 22 views
last updated May 16, 2020 03:55PM
9.Nominations for books from Turkey
By Niledaughter · 31 posts · 37 views
last updated Apr 28, 2020 08:49AM
8. Nominations for books from Egypt
By Niledaughter · 10 posts · 26 views
last updated Apr 25, 2020 12:42PM
11. Nominations for books from Sudan and the Horn of Africa
By Niledaughter · 10 posts · 20 views
last updated Apr 22, 2020 10:16AM
7. Nominations for books from The Maghreb
By Niledaughter · 9 posts · 31 views
last updated Mar 09, 2020 09:07PM
1- Nominations for Palestine conflict
By Niledaughter · 21 posts · 38 views
last updated Mar 08, 2020 12:40AM
* Banipal List Of 100 Best Arabic Novels
By Nan · 12 posts · 37 views
last updated Jan 01, 2020 12:07PM
* Links to our discussion of best Arabic literature
By Niledaughter · 2 posts · 14 views
last updated Jul 03, 2019 04:19AM
* Best 100 Arabic Novels
By Jalilah · 54 posts · 56 views
last updated Dec 23, 2019 09:06AM
* News
By Niledaughter · 96 posts · 216 views
last updated May 26, 2019 04:32AM
* online links
By Niledaughter · 11 posts · 60 views
last updated Dec 21, 2010 07:50AM
شفاه صامتة و قلوب تتحدث : كتاب جديد
By Tarek Refaat · 1 post · 13 views
last updated May 20, 2018 03:14PM
Good bye Ahmed Khaled Tawfik
By Niledaughter · 4 posts · 20 views
last updated Apr 06, 2018 04:38AM
مقالات حول الأزمة السورية
By Samer · 1 post · 12 views
last updated Feb 12, 2016 03:49PM
Showing 8 of 25 topics — 709 comments total
+ 2019
* 2019 MENA Lit Challenge Progress
By Niledaughter · 118 posts · 127 views
last updated Jan 01, 2020 12:11PM
* 2019 plan
By Niledaughter · 78 posts · 140 views
last updated Dec 10, 2019 11:21PM
Reading about Jerusalem
By Niledaughter · 1 post · 9 views
last updated Dec 10, 2019 11:18PM
Discussion of "Gilgamesh of Uruk"
By Tamara · 39 posts · 51 views
last updated Dec 10, 2019 07:53AM
Discussion of "Rooftops of Tehran"
By Niledaughter · 16 posts · 38 views
last updated Nov 19, 2019 05:10AM
Reading about Istanbul
By Niledaughter · 11 posts · 24 views
last updated Oct 14, 2019 02:01AM
Discussion of "Our Women on the Ground"
By Marcia , Arabic Literature (in English) · 6 posts · 26 views
last updated Oct 11, 2019 04:45AM
Discussion of "the Septembers of Shiraz"
By Niledaughter · 10 posts · 36 views
last updated Oct 10, 2019 03:03AM
Showing 8 of 14 topics — 175 comments total
+ Member Authors
* Authors' news
By Niledaughter · 23 posts · 78 views
last updated Dec 01, 2014 07:31AM
Introducing myself!
By Ingrid · 1 post · 12 views
last updated May 07, 2020 04:06AM
Novels about the modern conflicts in the Middle East.
By Memo · 1 post · 20 views
last updated Jun 20, 2018 10:36PM
IsraEL 2023: Closing the Circle
By Naava · 1 post · 16 views
last updated Feb 16, 2016 05:55AM
Plot to assassinate the Israeli PM
By Khaled · 4 posts · 31 views
last updated Jun 20, 2015 08:44PM
Beta Readers
By Ameen · 5 posts · 19 views
last updated Mar 03, 2014 05:34PM
The Clout of Gen by Ahmad Ardalan
By Ahmad · 1 post · 7 views
last updated Sep 22, 2013 01:12AM
Fast Times in Palestine - "Discussion with author" 1-7 Dec 2011
By Wendy · 66 posts · 54 views
last updated Feb 11, 2013 11:26AM
* What are you reading now?
By Niledaughter · 133 posts · 273 views
last updated Jun 03, 2018 04:12PM
* I want to read this book; anyone would like to join me?
By Niledaughter · 23 posts · 102 views
last updated Aug 30, 2013 05:48AM
A Wonderful English Novel by Egyptian Authoress
By Rechalena · 1 post · 11 views
last updated Jul 09, 2019 04:31PM
Daughters of Iraq
By Ardene · 7 posts · 28 views
last updated Feb 22, 2018 12:25PM
Palestinian Walks by Raja Shehadeh - Palestine
By Niledaughter · 54 posts · 67 views
last updated Apr 24, 2016 01:56PM
East Winds, West Winds
By Ardene · 2 posts · 13 views
last updated Aug 07, 2014 04:37AM
Yasmine
By Niledaughter · 12 posts · 50 views
last updated Mar 09, 2014 06:46AM
Leo Africanus - Amin Maalouf
By Niledaughter · 54 posts · 123 views
last updated Mar 04, 2014 12:04PM
* Readings in the history of the middle east
By Niledaughter · 52 posts · 109 views
last updated Dec 19, 2013 01:59PM
* What is this?- (Reference / academic books suggestions )
By Marieke , Former moderator · 38 posts · 93 views
last updated Feb 08, 2012 09:39AM
When Baghdad Ruled the Muslim World
By Marieke , Former moderator · 25 posts · 43 views
last updated Mar 24, 2014 07:12PM
The Ornament of the World (May -Augast 2013)
By Niledaughter · 135 posts · 67 views
last updated Aug 24, 2013 12:25PM
Tablet & Pen. editor, Aslan (May/Aug 2012)
By Beth Asma · 54 posts · 105 views
last updated Mar 08, 2013 11:08PM
"Orientalism" by Edward Said(Jan/May 2011)
By Marieke , Former moderator · 163 posts · 205 views
last updated Oct 11, 2012 05:15AM
Showing 4 of 4 topics — 140 comments total
+ Poetry section
* Palestine: Midnight and Other Poems
By Melanie , Marhaba Language Expertise · 3 posts · 27 views
last updated Feb 05, 2016 11:15AM
* Poetry - in general - discussion
By Bernadette · 55 posts · 128 views
last updated Oct 16, 2015 05:55AM
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
By Niledaughter · 17 posts · 65 views
last updated Apr 15, 2016 01:10AM
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam translations?
By Mona · 62 posts · 301 views
last updated Jun 28, 2015 09:39PM
* أريد أن أقرأ بالعربية
By Niledaughter · 8 posts · 61 views
last updated Apr 14, 2015 01:12AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Index to Resources
By Marieke , Former moderator · 2 posts · 53 views
last updated Jul 27, 2011 05:50PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Index to Poetry
By Marieke , Former moderator · 1 post · 26 views
last updated Jul 27, 2011 05:37PM
طوق الياسمين
By Melanie , Marhaba Language Expertise · 5 posts · 73 views
last updated May 05, 2014 06:00AM
Resources
By Marieke , Former moderator · 8 posts · 58 views
last updated Jan 15, 2014 08:39AM
Poetry
By Marieke , Former moderator · 3 posts · 29 views
last updated Jul 31, 2011 04:50AM
Showing 8 of 13 topics — 459 comments total
+ 2018
* 2018 MENA plan
By Niledaughter · 75 posts · 139 views
last updated Oct 09, 2018 02:06PM
* MENA 2018 Challenge Progress
By Jalilah · 62 posts · 117 views
last updated Jan 09, 2019 04:55AM
* 2018 Brainstorm
By Melanie , Marhaba Language Expertise · 39 posts · 87 views
last updated Mar 04, 2018 12:08PM
Discussion of REFUGE by Dina Nayeri
By Eileen · 10 posts · 14 views
last updated Jan 01, 2019 04:12PM
Discussion of REFUGE by Dina Nayeri - WITH SPOILERS
By Eileen · 1 post · 11 views
last updated Nov 28, 2018 10:12AM
Book Discussion of 'Code Name: Butterfly'
By Marcia , Arabic Literature (in English) · 12 posts · 47 views
last updated Nov 20, 2018 11:35AM
Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak
By Jalilah · 17 posts · 55 views
last updated Nov 13, 2018 07:00AM
Discussion of Vertigo with translator Robin Moger!
By Marcia , Arabic Literature (in English) · 29 posts · 40 views
last updated Nov 12, 2018 07:01AM
Showing 8 of 14 topics — 489 comments total
+ 2017 challenge
* 2017 official reads
By Niledaughter · 14 posts · 78 views
last updated Apr 04, 2017 01:03PM
* 2017 Challenge
By Jalilah · 39 posts · 120 views
last updated Jan 22, 2017 10:59AM
The Automobile Club of Egypt
By Niledaughter · 25 posts · 53 views
last updated Dec 31, 2017 04:35PM
6/17 The Blue Between Sky and Water - Whole Book (spoilers permitted)
By Carol · 19 posts · 30 views
last updated Dec 05, 2017 05:13AM
Iraq +100
By Kate · 28 posts · 33 views
last updated Nov 26, 2017 05:19PM
2017 Challenge Progress
By Jalilah · 41 posts · 93 views
last updated Nov 12, 2017 05:28AM
An Unnecessary Woman-spoilers
By Sue · 142 posts · 39 views
last updated Oct 11, 2017 03:32PM
An Unnecessary Woman-no spoilers
By Sue · 41 posts · 30 views
last updated Sep 25, 2017 10:49AM
Showing 8 of 13 topics — 149 comments total
+ 2016 main board
* 2016 ...what are we doing ?
By Niledaughter · 13 posts · 117 views
last updated Feb 05, 2017 09:27AM
* Reading about Arab spring ....before and after .
By Niledaughter · 6 posts · 71 views
last updated Mar 02, 2016 11:42AM
The Silence and the Roar
By Niledaughter · 5 posts · 27 views
last updated Mar 23, 2017 06:11PM
Birds of ambre by Ibrahim Abdel Meguid
By Niledaughter · 13 posts · 27 views
last updated Mar 09, 2017 05:32AM
To the End of the Land
By Marieke , Former moderator · 5 posts · 34 views
last updated Dec 28, 2016 07:41PM
The Good Muslim
By Marieke , Former moderator · 8 posts · 77 views
last updated Nov 26, 2016 05:29PM
The Pessoptimist by Emile Habiby
By Niledaughter · 15 posts · 58 views
last updated Nov 05, 2016 12:14AM
Distant View of a Minaret - Alifa Rifaat
By Melanie , Marhaba Language Expertise · 10 posts · 43 views
last updated Sep 03, 2016 09:24AM
Showing 6 of 6 topics — 251 comments total
+ The Prizes Project
* Welcome to the Prizes Project
By Marieke , Former moderator · 22 posts · 98 views
last updated Sep 09, 2013 01:20AM
Granada by Radwa Ashour
By Niledaughter · 131 posts · 149 views
last updated Jan 10, 2016 05:20PM
The Man from Bashmour by Salwa Bakr
By Niledaughter · 31 posts · 46 views
last updated Sep 14, 2015 05:14AM
The Grub Hunter, by Amir Tag Elsir
By Niledaughter · 1 post · 13 views
last updated Jul 20, 2015 12:50AM
Sunset Oasis by Bahaa Taher
By Niledaughter · 1 post · 35 views
last updated Feb 12, 2015 10:48AM
Time of White Horses
By Melanie , Marhaba Language Expertise · 39 posts · 180 views
last updated Feb 04, 2015 03:22PM
* Group Read | The Architect's Apprentice
By Marieke , Former moderator · 22 posts · 78 views
last updated Oct 10, 2017 12:35PM
* Group Read Suggestions
By Marieke , Former moderator · 10 posts · 48 views
last updated Apr 08, 2016 12:39AM
* Welcome
By Marieke , Former moderator · 68 posts · 86 views
last updated May 27, 2016 06:44PM
Ghada Abdel Aal
By Melanie , Marhaba Language Expertise · 11 posts · 32 views
last updated Feb 07, 2017 05:58AM
Leila Aboulela
By Marieke , Former moderator · 33 posts · 49 views
last updated Aug 08, 2016 03:54AM
Tahmima Anam
By Marieke , Former moderator · 11 posts · 34 views
last updated Jul 28, 2016 10:44AM
Radwa Ashour
By Marieke , Former moderator · 11 posts · 38 views
last updated May 29, 2016 06:37PM
Susan Abulhawa
By Marieke , Former moderator · 22 posts · 37 views
last updated May 17, 2016 11:27PM
Showing 4 of 3 topics — 160 comments total
+ Regional tour
* MENA Regional tour summary
By Niledaughter · 7 posts · 98 views
last updated Dec 20, 2013 07:53AM
Arabian Peninsula (October - December 2013)
By Niledaughter · 29 posts · 62 views
last updated Sep 24, 2013 04:10AM
Northwest Africa/Maghreb/West Arab countries (May – August 2013)
By Niledaughter · 38 posts · 126 views
last updated Jun 11, 2013 07:33AM
Levant countries - January / April 2013
By Niledaughter · 73 posts · 109 views
last updated Mar 03, 2013 12:27PM
Showing 8 of 16 topics — 504 comments total
+ 2015 cruise
* 2015 cruise summary
By Niledaughter · 59 posts · 124 views
last updated Dec 16, 2015 10:55AM
* Radwa Ashour
By Melanie , Marhaba Language Expertise · 39 posts · 95 views
last updated May 20, 2015 07:08AM
Pakistan/Bangladesh : A Golden Age
By Niledaughter · 67 posts · 54 views
last updated May 14, 2016 10:34PM
Pakistan: Diary of a Social Butterfly
By Melanie , Marhaba Language Expertise · 19 posts · 34 views
last updated Jan 12, 2016 06:51AM
Uzbekistan: The Railway
By Marieke , Former moderator · 4 posts · 15 views
last updated Nov 14, 2015 01:32PM
Stan countries - non fiction corner
By Niledaughter · 4 posts · 16 views
last updated Sep 19, 2015 11:40PM
Ethiopia : The God Who Begat a Jackal
By Niledaughter · 6 posts · 15 views
last updated Sep 15, 2015 09:42AM
The 'stan countries - book recommendations
By Niledaughter · 32 posts · 61 views
last updated Sep 14, 2015 05:55AM
Showing 8 of 18 topics — 509 comments total
+ 2014 challange
* In focus : Iran , Iraq and Turkey
By Niledaughter · 19 posts · 107 views
last updated Mar 09, 2015 05:10PM
* My readings for the challenge - general discussion
By Niledaughter · 9 posts · 62 views
last updated Nov 24, 2014 10:52AM
Turkey - Book recommendations
By Niledaughter · 46 posts · 117 views
last updated Oct 03, 2018 12:44AM
Turkey : The museum of innocence
By Niledaughter · 32 posts · 100 views
last updated May 25, 2015 05:40AM
Turkey: Summer's End
By Marieke , Former moderator · 10 posts · 40 views
last updated Dec 19, 2014 05:38AM
Iraq- Book recommendations
By Niledaughter · 48 posts · 100 views
last updated Nov 17, 2014 12:11AM
Turkey ...pick your Non-fiction read
By Niledaughter · 8 posts · 35 views
last updated Oct 20, 2014 10:08AM
Turkey: The Forty Rules of Love
By Melanie , Marhaba Language Expertise · 22 posts · 85 views
last updated Oct 05, 2014 06:03AM
Showing 8 of 11 topics — 179 comments total
+ 2012 group cruise
* Summary of our tour in 2012
By Niledaughter · 2 posts · 55 views
last updated May 09, 2012 06:28AM
MENA historical cruise (3/3) # b (November – December)
By Niledaughter · 2 posts · 48 views
last updated Oct 24, 2012 01:21AM
MENA group year of Eve – stop 6/6 (November – December)2012
By Niledaughter · 14 posts · 36 views
last updated Oct 14, 2012 11:26PM
MENA historical cruise (3/3) # a (September – October)
By Niledaughter · 18 posts · 65 views
last updated Aug 27, 2012 04:12PM
MENA group year of Eve – stop 5/6 (September – October)
By Niledaughter · 14 posts · 51 views
last updated Aug 06, 2012 04:01AM
MENA group year of Eve – stop 4/6 (July – August)
By Niledaughter · 17 posts · 51 views
last updated Jul 06, 2012 08:12AM
MENA historical cruise 2012 – (stop 2/3)
By Niledaughter · 13 posts · 50 views
last updated Apr 21, 2012 01:58AM
MENA group year of Eve – stop 3/6
By Niledaughter · 3 posts · 38 views
last updated Apr 20, 2012 01:37AM
Showing 6 of 6 topics — 301 comments total
+ 2011 ME cruise
* 2011 ME cruise , welcome onboard :)
By Niledaughter · 27 posts · 173 views
last updated Feb 14, 2011 12:46PM
2011 stop ( 5 ): west Asia
By Niledaughter · 49 posts · 78 views
last updated Nov 01, 2011 02:03AM
2011 Stop (4)- The Arabian Peninsula
By Niledaughter · 41 posts · 48 views
last updated Jul 27, 2011 05:52PM
2011 Stop (2) Nile valley and the Horn of Africa
By Niledaughter · 80 posts · 104 views
last updated Jun 24, 2011 01:52PM
2011 Stop (3)- The Levant /sham
By Niledaughter · 54 posts · 93 views
last updated Jun 08, 2011 12:14PM
2011 Stop (1) Maghreb countries
By Niledaughter · 38 posts · 141 views
last updated Feb 13, 2011 05:14AM
Burnt Shadows - (October- November 2011)
By Niledaughter · 34 posts · 61 views
last updated Oct 17, 2019 06:03AM
Season of Migration to the North (March/April) 2011
By Marieke , Former moderator · 34 posts · 102 views
last updated Dec 10, 2017 01:23PM
Morning in Jenin (May/June 2011)
By Niledaughter · 119 posts · 148 views
last updated Jan 30, 2015 02:19PM
Bastard of Istanbul (October-November 2011)
By Marieke , Former moderator · 104 posts · 104 views
last updated Nov 14, 2014 11:01AM
Istanbul: Memories and the City (October - December2011)
By Ingy · 34 posts · 61 views
last updated Nov 29, 2011 10:49AM
Inside the Kingdom (July/September 2011)
By Marieke , Former moderator · 85 posts · 48 views
last updated Oct 26, 2011 02:56AM
Cities of Salt (July / September 2011)
By Ingy · 90 posts · 318 views
last updated Oct 10, 2011 12:10PM
The Last of the Angels by Azzawi (July/September 2011)
By Marieke , Former moderator · 38 posts · 25 views
last updated Oct 03, 2011 12:59PM
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