Al-Ahram Weekly Online   6 - 12 March 2008
Issue No. 887
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Finding the thousand words
US documentary filmmaker Errol Morris discusses Standard Operating Procedure, his award-winning film about torture at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, with Hannah Mintz
Going it alone
Nehad Selaiha reads a deeper meaning in the second independent Cairo International Theatre Forum for Children and Young People
Plain Talk
By Mursi Saad El-Din

Countdown to the Prize: The first International Prize for Arabic Fiction, dubbed the Arabic Booker and launched this year, will be announced in Abu Dhabi on 10 March. Al-Ahram Weekly reviews three of the shortlisted novels and talks to two of their authors
Towards the abyss?
Madeeh al-Karahiya (In Praise of Hatred), Khaled Khalifa, Damascus: Amisa, 2006. pp420
After the fall
Taghridat al-Baga'a (Swan Song), Mekkaoui Said, Cairo: Al-Dar, 2006. pp290
Stories of the in-between
Ard al-Yambous (Land of Limbo), Elias Farkouh, Amman: Al Mouassassa and Al Arabiya and Azminah, 2007. pp233

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