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 of stories on the Sudanese capital to be translated into English, and this is how it starts: With a story titled ‘The Tank’. With the writer Ahmed Al Malik describing – sardonically, searingly – how a Sudanese householder might conceivably buy a … Continue reading “These short stories make true the saying ‘Cairo writes, Beirut prints, Khartoum reads’”

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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