Lit List: January 30, 2017

Good evening readers. Here's your round-up of today's must-read literary news, commentary and fiction.

 Basma Abdel Aziz

Basma Abdel Aziz

  • Beyond the Arab Spring, a fight for freedom in the digital age LSP 
  • "Thousands of miles away, people haggle over...you, and the days of your life and how you will live them": a former refugee's tale The Atlantic 
  • The Iranian poet who was turned away at the border The New Yorker 
  • The lives of 11 American radicals Lithub 
  • Some lighter fare: on YouTube tutorials, the "waste bin of popular culture" The Paris Review
  • "How art making is like world building" Hyperallergic 
  • How one writer rediscovered her hometown of Beirut Guernica
  • "No justice, only grace," in Natashia Deón's novel of the life and death of a woman who escapes enslavement The Los Angeles Review of Books 
  • Matt Sienkiewicz's The Other Air Force examines how the American State Department has molded Middle Eastern media The New Inquiry