MoorishGirl Turns Four

Earlier this month, MoorishGirl turned four years old. In blog years, I suppose that makes me a dinosaur. But, oh, it feels good!

Since it appeared in 2001, MG went from a few dozen readers to nearly 10,000 unique visitors per day. MG readers come from the U.S., Morocco, France, the U.K., Egypt, Spain, Italy, Holland, Israel, Hong Kong, and many other countries around the world. Most readers check the site while at work or at school. A few work in the publishing industry, others in the media, and a handful for government. Marhaba, everyone.

Here is what I have planned for the next few weeks: Guest reviews of several novels, including Yom Sang-Seop’s Three Generations, Naguib Mahfouz’s The Dreams, Dan Olivas’s Devil Talk, and Donna Seaman’s Writers on the Air; book recommendations from Hayan Charara and Rigoberto Gonzalez; giveaways of Wendy Lesser’s A Pagoda in The Garden, Leila Aboulela’s Minaret, the new anthology Waking Up American, and the Memoirs of Ahmed Kathrada; in addition, of course, to literary commentary, rants about various news, and updates from my book tour.

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