The brilliant Iraqi journalist Khalid Kishtainy was born in Baghdad and came to England after graduating from the Faculty of Law at Baghdad University and the Academy of Fine Arts.
He is the author of numerous books but is best known for his syndicated newspaper column in al-Sharq al-Awsat, which he penned for over twenty years. His articles are enjoyed throughout the Arab world and Europe for their cynicism and sharp analysis.
In Arabian Tales he adds a new dimension to the erotic art of storytelling with humour and a rare insight into the human condition. If you are curious enough you can find out for yourselves by reading two short stories from the book. Perhaps this will trigger your lustful appetite to buy a copy of this gem of a book.
Click here to read ‘The Cost of Old Sins’ online.
Click here to read ‘Fairuz’ online.