Inside Al Jadid Vol. 22, No. 74


Al Jadid is a Review & Record of Arab Culture and Arts ( As usual, the new issue is rich with essays and features, books, films, fiction, theater, and poetry.

Essays and Features

“The Literary Legacy of Makkawi Said, Unrivalled Chronicler of Cairo” by Elie Chalala; “Realist Lebanese Political Theater Pioneer: Jalal Khoury (1933-2017)” by Elie Chalala; “Setting the Standards for Arab Translation: Denys Johnson-Davies (1922-2017)” by Elie Chalala and Naomi Pham; “The ‘Guernica’ Connection: Assad and Franco” by Hisseine Faradj; “Shadia (1931-2017): Farewell, Egypt’s Cinema Darling” by Nada Ramadan Elnahla; “Following His Heart: The Talents and Political Causes of Jean Chamoun” by Mohamad Ozeir; “The Siren Song of Damascus, Unchanged, Ever Changing” by Bachar al-Issa; “Christian Cleric Challenges Concerns Over Jerusalem Above Other Suffering Mideast Communities” by Father George Massouh


“The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability” by Jasbir K. Puar, reviewed by Sarah Rogers; “Looking Both Ways” by Pauline Kaldas, reviewed by Priscilla Wathington; “Hend and the Soldiers” by Badriah Albeshr, reviewed by Sarah Rogers; “Visit the Old City of Aleppo” by Khaldoun Fansa, reviewed by Fawaz Azem; “Young Palestinians Speak: Living Under Occupation” by Anthony Robinson and Annemarie Young, reviewed by Priscilla Wathington; “Leaving Syria: Seeking Refuge in Greece” by Bill Dienst, MD and Madi Williamson, reviewed by Sarah Rogers; “The American Quarter” by Jabbour Douaihy, reviewed by Lynne Rogers; “Using Life (Emerging Voices from the Middle East)” by Ahmad Naji and Ayman Al Zorkany, reviewed by D. W. Aossey; “Salt Houses” by Hala Alyan, reviewed by Lynne Rogers; “shadow of the heron,” “Nothing True Has a Name,” “Air Tea with Dolores,” and “Even Now the Embers” by Djelloul Marbrook, reviewed by Angele Ellis; “On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and Other Displacements: Selected Writings” by Ella Shohat, reviewed by Pamela Nice


“A Revolution in Four Seasons” directed by Jessie Deeter, reviewed by Sarah Rogers; “Letters from Baghdad” directed by Sabine Krayenbuhl and Zeva Oelbaum, reviewed by Lynne Rogers; “Breaking Silence” directed by Nadya Ali, reviewed by Bobby Gulshan; “Nothing Is Forgiven” directed by Vincent Coen & Guillaume Vandenberghe, reviewed by Angele Ellis


“Justice” by Riyadh Al-Saleh Al-Hussein; “Echoes” by Farag Bayrakdar; “The Silence” by Riyadh Al-Saleh Al-Hussein