Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ahmad Ibrahim Al-Faqih

As I listened to the interesting talk by Ali Abdullatif Ahmida yesterday on "Engaging Modernity: Pedagogy and Ubranization as viewed by two Libyan intellectuals during the 20th century" as part of a two-day conference at Berkeley on "Writing and Speaking Libya's Histories: Historiography of Modern and Contemporary Libya", I made a mental note to read the trilogy by Ahmad Ibrahim Al-Faqih, which by the way has been published in English as "Gardens of the Night." Of course, I have to try to not think of the disturbing fact that Al-Faqih wrote praise of the "literary" work of "the brother leader" Qadhdhafi.