Exiled Syrian Novelist Nihad Sirees, whose novel The Silence and the Roar is published in the US today, reflects on the role of a novelist in the midst a totalitarian state.
It is clear Egyptian and other Arab publishers are beginning to exercise their new freedoms. Many hope their example will inspire a transformation of Arabic publishing
Syria’s Rafik Shami is one of the world’s leading Arab writers. He’s now launched a new press to bring new Arabic voices to the attention of English-language readers.