Vol. 22, No. 73

THE CONTENTS OF THE NEW ISSUE OF AL JADID
 
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
 
Books
 
“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
 
Films
 
“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
 
Theater
 
“It’s What We Do: A Play About the Occupation” directed by Pamela Nice, reviewed by Bobby
Gulshan
 
Fiction
 
“SOAS” by Hanna Saadah
 
Poetry
 
“A Damascene Lover in the Time of War” by Gebran Saad
 
Cover Artist
 
Bachar al-Issa (Cover artwork “Massacres and Displacement: Syria after 2011”).