Confronting a suitcase full of notebooks left by his father, himself a writer, Orhan Pamuk experienced troubling emotions - anxiety, rivalry, shame. Here the Nobel laureate pays tribute to his most loyal reader, his real father, and his symbolic one, European literature..... Read More
'As your jet starts its descent, you are glued to your window. The scene below is astonishing: a 24-square-mile archipelago of coral-coloured islands in the shape of an almost-finished puzzle of the world..... Read More
Although Mahmoud Darwish wrote this long poem during the destructive siege of 2002, its poetic power and topical relevance are still valid today on both the dire Palestinian situation which demonstrated the destructive power of siege, and on the wider Arab one with its varied manifestations of the mentality of a besieged nation.
offers the full translation of this long poem...... Read More