From the Editors
Many years ago on a day like today, a hard-faced young man sits reading the newspaper in a café in some small alley. He opens the page and a small headline catches his eye: Campaign to Round Up 15,000 Strays in Capital. The young man smiles and reads on: As part of a plan to improve the quality of life for residents of the capital city, and to bolster Tunis’ image as a premiere tourist destination, the City Council has embarked on a campaign to catch fifteen thousand stray ...Keep Reading »
Kamel Riahi is a Tunisian writer journalist, translator, and writer. In recognition for his two collections of short stories and novel, al-Mishrat, he was chosen as one of the Beirut39 authors. His works have been translated into a number of languages. His novel, al-Ghurila (The Gorilla), published by al-Saqi Books in 2011, chronicles the racism and brutality of Tunisian society in the fading years of the Ben Ali regime.
"Inasmuch as the book is about the impossibility of the Islamic state, it is also pronouncedly a sustained critique of modernity… the native Islamic heritage provides as good an example and model for constructing forms of Islamic governance as any Western model, if not even better."click | email | tweet