Trump and Putin are caricatures from 19th century Russian literature

by Rashmee

Posted on July 27, 2020


  Nina L. Khrushcheva says Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are literary caricatures and just …

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Oman’s story shows Arab writers are finding their voice

by Rashmee

Posted on June 2, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


The way Harthi tells the story, Oman comes sharply into focus as a distinctive place …

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These short stories make true the saying ‘Cairo writes, Beirut prints, Khartoum reads’

by Rashmee

Posted on August 9, 2016


I’m reading ‘The Book of Khartoum‘, which is apparently the first major collection …

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American writer George Saunders on Trump & what he calls ‘Trumpmunity’

by Rashmee

Posted on July 13, 2016


George Saunders is one of my favourite short story writers, which is why it’s a …

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150 years of Alice in Wonderland: nursery-surreal, elixirs, lobster quadrilles

by Rashmee

Posted on November 25, 2015


Tomorrow, November 26 is the 150th anniversary of the publication of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’…

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Let me put it to you straight and on the nose: does subtlety in art suck?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 9, 2015


I remembered Aleksander Hemon’s plea for unsubtle adjectives while reading Forrest Wickman’s swipe at subtlety …

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Freeman’s Arrival is about that electrifying moment we reach somewhere

by Rashmee

Posted on November 4, 2015


I just ordered a copy of Freeman’s Arrival, a new themed collection of stories that …

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Reading heaven? France pioneers vending machines that dispense short stories

by Rashmee

Posted on October 18, 2015


As someone who’s fallen in love with the short story all over again (Alice Munro, …

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Alice and that wonderland: 150 years of rabbit holes & reality in reverse

by Rashmee

Posted on August 7, 2015


It’s been 150 glorious years of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and everyone still can’t seem to …

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What’s wrong with Amazon’s rule that writers be paid by readability?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 30, 2015


Why is everyone bemoaning the fact that writers will have to do a better job …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK