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Selected Finalists of the “Sisyphus Online Festival”

Selected finalists of the “Sisyphus Online Festival” with the theme of KOLBARs

The editor of the Minor Literature Award is pleased to announce the final results of the “Sisyphus Online Festival, and its accompanying theme KOLBARs*:   Short-Short Story section: Mohsen Akbari Mohammad Taher HassanAghaee Hamid Soleimani Razan   Poetry section: Pakzad Ejraee Mostafa Tofighi Mahdis Mallah   Design section: Alireza Pahrizkari …

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“This Street Has No Rumble Strip”, “Booklessness” share Jalal award

“This Street Has No Rumble Strip”, “Booklessness” share Jalal award

TEHRAN TIMES: “This Street Has No Rumble Strip” by Maryam Jahani and “Booklessness” by Mohammadreza Sharafi-Khabushan have shared the best novel prize of the 10th Jalal Al-e Ahmad Literary Awards. The winners were honored during a ceremony at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on January 6, attended by Minister of Culture and …

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Two Classic American Novels About the Madness and Beauty of Race

Two Classic American Novels About the Madness and Beauty of Race

Two influential, if woefully under-read, American classics — George S. Schuyler’s “Black No More” (1931) and Nella Larsen’s “Passing” (1929) — have been reissued in handsome new editions in time for Black History Month. This is excellent news for readers, but I imagine the authors, both famously ambivalent about causes …

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