Though every time I hear it, I can’t help but cringe a little. It reeks of insularity. Have you read what’s coming out of the Arab world right now? I thought when I heard that question again this year. That’s mostly what’s on my mind these days. Are you seeing what these writers are doing with the written word?
Over at the Ploughshares blog, Daniel Peña considers the role of Mona Eltahawy and Asif Mohiuddin in redefining the study of humanities in the Middle East.