Vol. 22, No. 73

Al Jadid is a Review & Record of Arab Culture and Arts (www.aljadid.com). As usual, the new
issue is rich with essays and features, books, films, fiction, theater, poetry, and Al Jadid's two
sections “About Books” & “Cultural Roundup.”
Essays and Features
“Samir Frangieh (1946-2017): Death of an Honorable Politician Exposes the Ills of Lebanese
Politics” by Elie Chalala; “Joseph’s Poetry: Fracturing Form to Protest War” by Inès Latiri;
“Secularism and Despotism in the Arab World” by Hazem Saghieh; “Celluloid Consciences:
News of Sednaya Prison” by Najwa Barakat; “Organ Donation Gives Senseless Lebanese
Tragedy Meaning” by Naomi Pham
“2084: The End of the World” by Boualem Sansal, reviewed by D.W. Aossey; “Shadow Wars:
The Secret Struggle for the Middle East” by Christopher Davidson, reviewed by Michael
Teague; “The Rise of the Arab American Left: Activists, Allies and Their Fight Against
Imperialism and Racism, 1960s-1980s” by Pamela E. Pennock, reviewed by Anthony Saidy;
“Revolutions in Tunisian Poetry” by Joseph Ohmann-Krause, reviewed by Priscilla Wathington;
“Dancing in Damascus: Creativity, Resilience, and the Syrian Revolution” by miriam cooke,
reviewed by Pamela Nice; “Networks of Knowledge Production in the Sudan: Identities,
Mobilities, and Technologies” by Sondra Hale and Gada Kadoda, reviewed by Lynne Rogers;
“In Jerusalem and Other Poems: Written Between 1997-2017” by Tamim Al-Barghouti,
reviewed by Angele Ellis; “Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre” by Samia Halaby, reviewed by
Doris Bittar; “A Small Box in the Heart” by Ibtihal Salem, reviewed by Naomi Pham; “The
Angel of History: A Novel” by Rabih Alameddine, reviewed by Lynne Rogers; “The Home That
Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria” by Alia Malek, reviewed by Susan Muaddi Darraj; “The
Spy Who Fell to Earth” by Ahron Bregman, reviewed by D.W. Aossey; “Thresholds: The
Grandchildren of the Great Sidi Soliman (In Arabic)” by Mahmoud Aboudoma, reviewed by
Nada Ramadan Elnahla
“Oriented” directed by Jake Witzenfeld, reviewed by Pamela Nice; “The End of the Ottoman
Empire” directed by Mathilde Damoisel, reviewed by Fawaz Azem; “Daughters of Anatolia”
directed by Halé Sofia Schatz, reviewed by Pamela Nice; “Tadmor” directed by Monika
Borgmann and Lokman Slim, reviewed by Naomi Pham; “A Maid for Each” directed by Maher
Abi Samra, reviewed by Elie Chalala
“It’s What We Do: A Play About the Occupation” directed by Pamela Nice, reviewed by Bobby
“SOAS” by Hanna Saadah
“A Damascene Lover in the Time of War” by Gebran Saad
Cover Artist
Bachar al-Issa (Cover artwork “Massacres and Displacement: Syria after 2011”).