The Chimes is a skilful, gripping, and very enjoyable book, and deserves to be read widely.
Kurds are fighting for equality and autonomy in Turkey, Iran and Iraq.
Navabi’s work addresses the relationship between West and Middle East, Iranian identity and gender issues.
There’s no doubt about it – this is a quality novel.
Sanders’ campaign has only heated up in intensity.
One hopes the Egyptian people are not left in a state of complete destitution, fear and repression in the long-run.
Perhaps this is a chocolate-chip cookie version of American life, but if so, it’s a rough, home-made, gritty, grainy cookie.
Overall, this is a more diverse and interesting list than the safe ground of 2014’s longlist.
Today in the wake of the deal brokered between Iran and the US, we are seeing hardline elements in both Iran and Israel shore-up their bases.
It will be interesting indeed to see if A God in Ruins longlists for the Booker Prize.
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