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Weekend Reading: Fact and Fiction in Libya, a Saudi in Iran, and “Turkishness”

Iranian protesters chant slogans during a rally against the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia, after Friday prayers in Tehran (Raheb Homavandi/Reuters).

Reading selections for the weekend of February 5, 2016.

February 5, 2016

Iranian protesters chant slogans during a rally against the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia, after Friday prayers in Tehran (Raheb Homavandi/Reuters).
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Valentina Viene reviews the struggle to fictionalize the enigmatic persona of Muammar al-Qaddafi, the former leader of Libya, in Yasmina Khadra’s latest novel, The Dictator’s Last Night.

Sara Masry, in her last blog post, reflects on her time in Iran as a foreign student from Saudi Arabia after the diplomatic freeze between the two countries prevents her from returning to Tehran to finish her studies.

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Turkey

Nick Danforth discusses the contentions between “Turkishness” and multiculturalism in today’s Turkey.

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