Qunfuz is the Arabic word for ‘hedgehog’ or ‘porcupine’.
I am Robin Yassin-Kassab, born in west London in 1969. Except for six months in Beirut, I grew up in England and Scotland. I have lived and worked in London, France, Pakistan, Turkey, Syria, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Oman.
I am the author of The Road From Damascus, a novel published by Hamish Hamilton and Penguin, and by il Saggiatore in Italy. I’m working on a second novel.
I co-edit (with Ziauddin Sardar) the Critical Muslim, a quarterly magazine that looks like a book. I’m also a co-editor and regular contributor to PULSE, recently listed by Le Monde Diplomatique as one of its five favourite websites.
update: I haven’t used my hotmail email account for many months. I’m not going to say here what my new account is, lest it is hacked as persistently (Syrian Electronic Army?) as the last, but you could try me on Facebook.