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Lebanon in Literature: 10 Books to Unravel the Mystery
Lebanon is a complicated place to get one's head around. In less than 10,000 square kilometers there are four million people, one million Syrian refugees, eighteen officially recognized religions, and one heck of a political system. Here's a reading list of 10 books to help you figure it all out
A Review of Bandi's The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea
A book of North Korean fiction smuggled into the South hits the shelves. Where's it from? What's it about? Is it even authentic? We review the illicit text that offers one of the more unique insights to an undiscovered and chastening corner of the world.
Arundhati Roy’s Work of Fiction: A Journey of Twenty Political Years
In this very personal account of her relationship with Arundhati Roy's fiction, Swati Sanyal Tarafdar describes first reading "The God of Small Things", and just recently, her latest novel, "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness".