Book cover of An Unnecessary Woman

In an unnecessary woman, Rabih Alameddine opens the window into the life of blue-haired, 72-year old Aaliya.

She walks us through the streets of Beirut, first, from the confines of her home, introducing us to her family and the people through her solitary existence.

Aaliya, the unnecessary woman, gives a…



Football fans celebrating a win

What is the African football style?

“Football is my passion.”

“Football is my dream.”

“Football is my way out.”

“With this round leather, I can go places.”

“Football will change my life.”

Hat on the head, knee-length coat, long ankle boots, spiraling mustache, and a round leather ball. This pretty…