Chewing Gum: Absurdity in its Beautiful Form

This is a book that I first read in Arabic, when it was published by a small independent publisher in Cairo in 2007, the novel which wasn’t allowed to be distributed by Libyan authorities inside the country, was handed over from one reader to another and became famous for its satirical criticism of the Qaddafi regime.

Chewing Gum: Absurdity in its Beautiful Form

This is a book that I first read in Arabic, when it was published by a small independent publisher in Cairo in 2007, the novel which wasn’t allowed to be distributed by Libyan authorities inside the country, was handed over from one reader to another and became famous for its satirical criticism of the Qaddafi regime.


One of best novels this summer you can get a copy via Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/185077272X?pc_redir=1404903750&robot_redir=1

One of best novels this summer you can get a copy via Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/185077272X?pc_redir=1404903750&robot_redir=1


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"Zarda" by libyan artist Hadia Gana. 

lesheureslongues:

"Zarda" by libyan artist Hadia Gana. 



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Albert Camus’s diary meditations on happiness and love, illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton.
Available as a print here, with proceeds benefiting A Room of Her Own, a foundation supporting women artists and writers.

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Albert Camus’s diary meditations on happiness and love, illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton.

Available as a print here, with proceeds benefiting A Room of Her Own, a foundation supporting women artists and writers.


newsweek:

Stories from an occupation: the Israelis who broke silence
A group called Breaking the Silence has spent 10 years collecting accounts from Israeli soldiers who served in the Palestinian territories. To mark the milestone, 10 hours’ worth of testimony was read to an audience in Tel Aviv.

Israel’s soldiers speak out about brutality of Palestinian occupation

newsweek:

Stories from an occupation: the Israelis who broke silence
A group called Breaking the Silence has spent 10 years collecting accounts from Israeli soldiers who served in the Palestinian territories. To mark the milestone, 10 hours’ worth of testimony was read to an audience in Tel Aviv.

Israel’s soldiers speak out about brutality of Palestinian occupation


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The Morgan Library makes 500 Rembrandt etchings available online, a heartening digital humanities effort.

To appreciate it even more, see this fascinating short video of how The Morgan is digitizing its collection.

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The Morgan Library makes 500 Rembrandt etchings available online, a heartening digital humanities effort.

To appreciate it even more, see this fascinating short video of how The Morgan is digitizing its collection.


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Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself,” gorgeously illustrated from beginning to end by artist Allen Crawford – pure magic

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Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself,” gorgeously illustrated from beginning to end by artist Allen Crawford – pure magic