Primo Levi: A Tranquil Star

A tenuous connection to what is generally discussed on this blog, but it's not everyday that you come across science fiction stories by Primo Levi, and the New Yorker has a lovely one.

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,