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Russian Face
Morning shine

๐—›๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฌ ๐—•๐—ฌ ๐—”๐——๐—˜๐—Ÿ ๐—•๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ง๐—”๐—ช๐—œ

โ— Manifest Destiny of Imperial Decline: A History of American Injustice (Arabic Only) โ— History of Injustice in the Arab World (Arabic Only) Google Books โ–บhttps://books.google.com.mt/โ€ฆ/%D8%AA%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%Aโ€ฆ โ–บhttp://www.albayan.ae/paths/books/2006-04-17-1.910299 โ–บhttps://www.arabicbookshop.net/main/details.asp?id=154-183 โ— Martyrdom of the Andalusian Nation (Arabic Only) My interest in Al

The Fisherman and the Syren

The Fisherman and the Syren, a painting by Lord Frederic Leighton. More info can be found at Wikipedia: Leighton-The Fisherman and the Syren. The painting is used as profile for the Creativity Initiative Facebook Page Beehive Literary Cirlce. https://www.facebook.com/beehiveliterarycircle/

There Remains a Farewell – A poetica by Adel Bishtawi

There Remains a Farewell As poetica by Adel Bishtawi The rickety wooden boat rocked dizzily on a sudden wave that crept shyly towards the beach, and almost touched their feet before the gently surging sea pulled it back. Nader was

The last lecture – A short story by Adel Bishtawi

The last lecture A short story by Adel Bishtawi A shadowy veil descended slowly over the last warm rays of the sun as it dipped behind the trees to the south west. They sat on the cold marble stairs of

A travel document to hell – A short story by Adel Bishtawi

A travel document to hell A short story by Adel Bishtawi The glass door to the left of the transit lounge was flung open and a young immigration officer holding a collection of green, blue, and black passports marched towards

Traces of a Tattoo Painting by international painter Hani Mazhar

  Details from a painting by the distinguished Iraqi painterย Mazhar Hani. It is a gift from a great friend toย Adel Bishtawiย who knew each other for close to two decades. The painting is use for the cover of the English edition

THE ATHEIST: A short Story

THE ATHEIST A short story in two parts BY Adel Bishtawi adapted from the novel Times of Death and Roses. (1) Rana, a beautiful Christian girl from Beirut, goes to her Muslim boyfriend’s flat for a coffee. As they were

Is it possible for a literary work to possess a human being day and night?

    “Times of Death and Roses does not allow for classification. This, in my opinion, is the most important characteristic of great literature.” ๐—ง๐—œ๐— ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐——๐—˜๐—”๐—ง๐—› ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—” ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—Ÿ ๐—•๐—ฌ ๐—”๐——๐—˜๐—Ÿ ๐—•๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ง๐—”๐—ช๐—œ {Editor’s note: Since the publication of

The patient reader will come out of the novel both damned and damning

  The patient reader will come out of the novel both damned and damning ๐—ง๐—œ๐— ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐——๐—˜๐—”๐—ง๐—› ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—” ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—Ÿ ๐—•๐—ฌ ๐—”๐——๐—˜๐—Ÿ ๐—•๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ง๐—”๐—ช๐—œ Reviewed by Iraqi Writer and Critic Ismael Zayer Times of Death and Roses by Palestinian novelist

Love in times of war, horror and death

Angel or a Demon? ๐—ง๐—œ๐— ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐——๐—˜๐—”๐—ง๐—› ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—” ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—Ÿ ๐—•๐—ฌ ๐—”๐——๐—˜๐—Ÿ ๐—•๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ง๐—”๐—ช๐—œ A review By distinguished Moroccan literary critic Mohammed Alloutt When over a year and half ago we presented novelist Adel Bishtawi as a distinguished writer our

JUST FOR ME

ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  IS THERE A WAY TO YOUR HEART ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  JUST FOR ME ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  A poem by Adel Bishtawi Is there a way to your heart, Just for me,

๐—ง๐—œ๐— ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐——๐—˜๐—”๐—ง๐—› ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—” ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—Ÿ ๐—•๐—ฌ ๐—”๐——๐—˜๐—Ÿ ๐—•๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ง๐—”๐—ช๐—œ

“Building a Bridge Between Death and Life” ๐—ง๐—œ๐— ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐——๐—˜๐—”๐—ง๐—› ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—” ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—Ÿ ๐—•๐—ฌ ๐—”๐——๐—˜๐—Ÿ ๐—•๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ง๐—”๐—ช๐—œ     Reviewed by Salman Zain-ul-Deen* In his latest novel, Times of Death and Roses, Palestinian novelist, Adel Bishtawi, has his hero, Ali,

TRACES OF A TATTOO: Chapter 9

TRACES OF A TATTOO A novel by Adel Bishtawi Read Chapter 9 Shortly thereafter Aroub pushed her hands deep into the bathrobe pockets and started swinging them while wondering if Wissam was aware of the strategically-conceived trap she had set

Traces of a Tattoo by Adel Bishtawi: chapter 14

Traces of a Tattoo by Adel Bishtawi Read chapter 14 Washington: Uncleโ€™s house Next morning 5783w Samir held up both hands to his sister. โ€œCould anything worse happen to me on my wedding day?โ€ He complained, angry and frustrated. โ€œMy

Traces of a Tattoo: Chapter 18

Traces of a Tattoo Read Chapter 18 London: Mill Hill Cemetery Two weeks later 3844w Hisham pulled the sagging flowers out of the submerged vase and laid them inside a plastic bag which Wissam held open. He took the bag

๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—–๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—” ๐—ง๐—”๐—ง๐—ง๐—ข๐—ข: REVIEWS

๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—–๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—” ๐—ง๐—”๐—ง๐—ง๐—ข๐—ข A novel by ๐—”๐——๐—˜๐—Ÿ ๐—•๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ง๐—”๐—ช๐—œ Reviews โ— “The scars of failed love are often more painful than the wounds.” โ— …Traces of a Tattoo earns one of its distinguished qualities from its scrupulous monitoring of its