Pakistani education officials said Sunday that they have banned teenage activist Malala Yousafzai’s book from private schools across the country, claiming it doesn’t show enough respect for Islam and calling her a tool of the West. Malala attracted global attention last year when the Taliban shot her in the head...
AFP - It is a massively popular book form that originated in Japan where it became a cultural phenomenon. Now manga comics are flourishing in Algeria as well. "The Algerian manga is our trademark," said Salim Brahimi proudly. "It's what we call the DZ manga." Brahimi is the founder of Z-Link, Algeria's...
JK Rowling's crime debut has topped sales charts after it emerged she had secretly written the novel under a false name. She was outed as the writer of The Cuckoo's Calling at the weekend, having published the book as Robert Galbraith, since when sales have rocketed, propelling the book...
if your interest in Hillary Clinton is limited to her marriage — after all, has there ever been anything like it in American political history? — or the speculation she'll run for president in 2016, you'll be disappointed in The Secretary by Kim Ghattas. But if you're looking for a...
The winner of the Mr. Pogi Hawaii 1991 finds the opportunity to visit the Filipino communities in the United States mainland. But Vincent “Vince” de los Reyes, the first runner-up and an honors graduate of University of Hawaii in Manoa, gets to visit the Philippines for a week, including a...
ANTI-ABORTION militant Eric Rudolph, who is serving a life sentence for bombings that killed two people in Alabama and Georgia in the 1990s, has published his autobiography from prison with the help of his brother. The book, titled Between the Lines of Drift: The Memoirs of a Militant, is...
www.alrasub.com-Pakistan   The first Lahore Literary Festival was under way with Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif declaring it open at a ceremony at Alhamra, The Mall, on Friday. The prelude provided a sampling of what the festival is going to offer. The highlight of the ceremony was the life-time achievements given to three...
Brida is a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho. It is the story of a beautiful young Irish girl and her quest for knowledge. On her journey she meets a wise man who teaches her to overcome fear and a woman who teaches her how to dance to the...
TWO days after receiving her copy of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen wrote to her sister, Cassandra. ''I want to tell you that I have got my own darling Child from London,'' she announced with delight. She had always noted with sympathy and interest the difficult pregnancies and long, painful...
Women will be a powerful voice at the sixth annual DSC Jaipur Literature Festival Jan 24-28 with iconic writers like Diana Eck, leading Arab novelist Ahdaf Soueif, Aminatta Forna, Lakshmi Holmstrom, Nasreen Munni Kabir and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak addressing issues related to women in literature and the intellectual space. At least...
From communist works to a comic book, thousands of titles banned by Turkey over the decades were taken off the restricted list Saturday, thanks to a government reform. In July, the parliament adopted a bill stipulating that any decision taken before 2012 to block the sale and distribution of published...
The reason to write a novel instead of political or scientific book is to reach the public who usually don’t follow the news. The totally unexpected uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East in 2011, called "The Arab Spring", is the motive for writing this book. Entirely from the...
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has co-authored a book arguing that the world is at a pivotal decision: Whether the Internet will free us, or enslave us. Assange, famous for his ‘hacktivism,’ used a decidedly low-tech medium for his latest polemic. Titled ‘Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet,’ the...
The first ever translation into Pashto of Leo Tolstoy's classic "War & Peace" has been released after a nine-year effort by Afghan writer and researcher Mohammed Latif Bahand. Bahand, who lives in Moscow, said he translated the world-renowned book from its original Russian for more people to have access to...
Will Ferguson has won the 2012 Giller Prize, the $50,000 award considered one of Canada's most prestigious literary honours. Though best known for his humour and travel writing, the Calgary writer won for his dark novel 419 on Tuesday night, accepting the prize at a star-studded gala in Toronto. "I want...
JEDDAH: The Ministry of Higher Education’s Saudi Digital Library (SDL) is participating in the world’s biggest book fair, the Frankfurt Book Fair, which opened on Tuesday. The event runs for five days and features the participation of several publication experts from around the world, with a spotlight on children’s literature,...
Movie colossus Arnold Schwarzenegger presented his autobiography "Total Recall" at the Frankfurt Book Fair on Wednesday. "After Terminator and Governator, now comes Educator," he said, detailing plans for his new academy. The 65-year old body-builder best known for his action films and governorship of California was a little out of...
BEIRUT: Long before the outbreak of Syria’s uprising in March 2011, the country’s writers had begun to search into their recent past, hoping to find clues as to where Bashar Assad’s rule might lead by studying his father’s years in power. Hafez Assad’s brutal crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood in...
LONDON: J.K. Rowling’s first foray into adult fiction was bound to be compared to her wildly successful Harry Potter series, and, while “The Casual Vacancy” has earned mixed reviews, for some critics the magic has worn off. The Casual Vacancy, which hits the shelves on Thursday, looks destined for the...
J.K. Rowling first book for adults is already a best seller after more than one million sales before the book has even been released. The 512-page novel, The Casual Vacancy, is about an idyllic town ripped apart by a parish council election. Waterstones has revealed that the book has received the...
The book, "The Leadership Star" is based on author's experiences gained over his 23-years long naval career which provided him opportunities to study and practice leadership. He has had experience to teach leadership at the Navy'sHumanResourceDevelopmentCenterand conduct courses and workshops which were attended by naval commanders and corporate managers. The...
A firsthand account of the assassination raid against the former Al-Qaeda head challenges the official US narrative, claiming bin Laden was shot as he peeked out of his bedroom, unarmed. He did not have a weapon or resist, as was announced. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the book,...
With experts predicting a boom due to the phenomenal sales of the erotic Fifty Shades of Grey fiction trilogy, Tourism Queensland operators are ready to cash in on the state's sexual awakening. Operators from the Gold Coast to the Great Barrier Reef are busy rustling up "babymoon" packages for...
Chancellor Angela Merkel is portrayed as a mafia boss, accused of disempowering parliament and having an “East German neutrality of values” that is foreign to many westerners, in a new book by a former advisor to Helmut Kohl. Gertrud Höhler called her book “The Godmother,” and made it absolutely clear...
Art defines the soul. If to really understand a nation you have to read its literature and watch its films, then those seeking to unlock the depths of the Turkish psyche are in for a year of enlightenment as Turkey prepares to take center stage as the market focus...
Britain's longest-running children's comic may be facing closure after 75 years in print. The publisher of "The Dandy," first published in 1937, says it is reviewing all of its magazine titles to meet the "challenges of the rapidly changing publishing industry." Circulation of the weekly comic, best-known for cartoon character Desperate...
The Egyptian Print Censorship Authority has banned the import of A History of the Modern Middle East  by eminent academics William L Cleveland and Martin Bunton, now in its 12th edition. Khaled Fahmy, chair of history at the American University in Cairo (AUC), said that he received an email from the...