Spring Clean #5 Five More Books

This is my next donation of books and an achievement of sorts. I clear off my first shelf—at least for a little while. It will soon be full of books I have lying around the house. But savor the victory for the moment. History and Documentation of Human Rights in Iran (2000) by Shirin EbadiContinue reading “Spring Clean #5 Five More Books”

Review of “The Castle of Wine and Clouds” by Jenny Rae Rappaport

Plot: “It begins with the Tyrant,” the reader is told. When the war is over, and a new king is crowned, the people are secure. They overlook the gradual eroding of less consequential rights. People disappear in the night. In the country, among those who work the land, the memory that things were ever differentContinue reading “Review of “The Castle of Wine and Clouds” by Jenny Rae Rappaport”

Book Review: “Veiled Atrocities” by Sami Alrabaa

  This nonfiction book is a collection of narratives of people who have suffered as a result of policies and practices of the Saudi Arabian government. In his introduction, the author says he collected these stories while he was an instructor in the 1990s at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He claims heContinue reading “Book Review: “Veiled Atrocities” by Sami Alrabaa”