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The Muslim Brotherhood, which won the presidency Saturday, sees itself as a corrective to modern Egyptian life
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Moroccan novelist Abdellah Taïa confronts the challenges of gay life in the Mideast in An Arab Melancholia
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Wanted Women, a new joint biography of two Muslim women, refuses to distinguish between an al-Qaida terrorist and a feminist intellectual
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