Book Review: prayer candles and jinn

I read a book this winter called “Birds Without Wings.” Truly a masterpiece about villagers in a small, remote village in Turkey during the fall of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey’s beginning days. It was unique for many reasons particularly the style of how the author presented the story: short stories of different members of the village; … More Book Review: prayer candles and jinn

Book Review: The Time Travel of the Man Who Sold Pickles and Sweets

Leaping uncontrollably through history, Khairy Shalaby creates a time lapse of Cairo through words, covering thousands of years of history. He writes in short chapters telling a fantastical story of power struggle, of emir’s, sultan’s, revenge, death, and of kingdoms rising and falling. What most surprised me though is the main character, Ibn Shalaby, the … More Book Review: The Time Travel of the Man Who Sold Pickles and Sweets