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(FEN)SIDER: Hisham Matar’s Short Story “Naima” in The New Yorker //

01.24.11

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The Personal and The Fictional…

It is a strange and great coincidence that The New Yorker chose to run Libyan author Hisham Matar’s story “Naima” shortly before the protests in Egypt began. The piece, which is set in Cairo, delivers on all the essential elements of a short story. But, what is possibly even greater, is how he reveals his fiction is also personal in this interview, where he also speaks on the revolution >> // 02.22.2010



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