The Shell: Memoirs of a Hidden Observer

Review of Al-Qawqa’a (The Shell), by Mustafa Khalifa Spoiler alert: this report contains a detailed outline of the plot. The is one of three Syrian books being considered for translation by the And Other Stories Arabic reading group and this is my case for why it should indeed be translated! Update, summer 2015: my extracts of this book were published in The Massachusetts Review vol … Continue reading The Shell: Memoirs of a Hidden Observer