|Geopoetics of Palestine
Sharif S. Elmusa, Flawed Landscape: Poems 1987-2008, Northhampton, Massachusetts: Interlink Books, 2008. pp71
Afghans and others
The award of the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary prize, to Afghan author Atiq Rahimi last November raises intriguing questions about the international profile of Afghan and other non-western fiction, writes David Tresilian
A school for scandal
Mabrouk Ramadan Abu El Alamien Hamouda, director Wael Ehsan's latest film, is a cocktail of ingredients that do not mix, writes Hani Mustafa
Gamal Nkrumah sounds out British Council director Paul Smith on the promotion of contemporary British culture at this year's Cairo International Book Fair
The Nigerian-born poet and novelist Ben Okri was raised in London before returning to his native Nigeria in 1968...