Articles by Zach Pontz

June 8, 2015

The Crime of Life: On Kamel Daoud’s ‘The Meursault Investigation’ 3

As in The Stranger, where no Arab is ever addressed by name, so too do Algerians of today operate nameless in the shadow of their rulers.

April 5, 2012

Mightier than the Sword: Shiva Rahbaran’s Iranian Writers Uncensored 1

What is clear from reading these interviews is that, while the 20th century has not be kind to Iran, it has been particularly difficult for Iranian poets, writers, and intellectuals looking to articulate the problems of their homeland.