For bread alone

Moorishgirl points out that Paul Bowles' translation of Mohammed Choukri's For Bread Alone has been re-published:

Luckily for those of you who would like to finally get your hands on this seminal Moroccan novel, Telegram Books in the UK is re-issuing it this month, so I'll be sure to pick up a copy when I'm in London in July. You can also get it on You'd better get a copy and read it, or you are dead to me.

Damn right. Find out more about Choukri here.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,