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6 Books: Where to Start with Algerian Literature

My favorite Algerian book critic, Dr. Nadia Ghanem, has put together an overview of who’s who—and what’s what—when it comes to Algerian literature in English.In total, she found around 100 books. The first French translation of an Algerian literary work was published in 1956. After that, the first Arabic translation—of Taher Wattar’s The Earthquake—came in 2001. As…

letters: Should We Care About a Writer’s Personal Ethics?

Opinion|Should We Care About a Writer’s Personal Ethics?lettersReaders see a threat to artistic freedom in so-called morality clauses.Image CreditCreditKiersten EssenpreisTo the Editor:Re “Must Writers Be Moral?” (Sunday Review, Jan. 6):Judith Shulevitz’s exposition of “morality clauses” in the publication business makes me think that what is needed is a “sanity clause” for the literary world. If…

Playlist: The Playlist: Ariana Grande’s Next Step, and 12 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Kim Petras, Khalid, the Japanese House, Quando Rondo and others.ImageAriana Grande’s new album, “Thank U, Next,” is part of her plan to release music more like a rapper.CreditRich Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMediaA couple of months ago, Ariana Grande explained her new strategic philosophy to Billboard: “My dream has always been to be…