A great short interview with Satta Hashem ahead of the Mosaic Rooms workshop this Friday.

Arabic Literature (in English)

Some days, a literature blog must diverge from the written word to other forms of translated expression.  

At the Mosaic Rooms on March 22, a number of artists and academics will come together to discuss “Art, War and Peace: Responses to the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq.” The event has been organized by Dr. Alan Ingram, whose Responses to Iraq blog offers an overview of “Iraqi War Art” in the UK from 2003-present.

Ingram’s interest came, he said, because, “Art is an important way people and societies make sense of war and struggle against it. It gradually became apparent to me that there was a wider range of responses to the war through art than usually recognized, and that studying them could provide deeper understanding of it and alternative perspectives on it. I also found my own feelings and ideas about the war reflected and challenged by…

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