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Arabic Literature (in English)

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 04:35:00 +0000
A Talk about Sudanese Short Stories and ‘Thirteen Months of Sunrise’
"There are many writers whose short stories I enjoy. For example, the South Sudanese writer Stella Gaitano, as well as Abdel Aziz Baraka Sakin and Mansour Suwaim. Also Mohsen Khalid—although he hasn’t written for a while."

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 04:18:06 +0000
The Tyranny of ‘True Stories’:  Iman Yehia’s ‘The Mexican Wife’
"Iman Yehia’s novel, The Mexican Wife, turns into a literary whodunit, propelled by a quest for the truth about Yusuf Idris’ past."

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 04:03:13 +0000
Penguin Classics vs. the World
Many literatures are underrepresented -- India has only eight authors; Turkey has one; China gets short shrift with 12 -- but there is nothing quite as strange as the seats at the back of the classics created for "Africa" and "The Arab World."

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 04:17:20 +0000
On Bloomsday: Reading ‘Ulysses’ in Arabic
"So to protect my health, I said let me go and do something very difficult and forget about all the wars and killings. (...) I decided to go for Ulysses."

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 04:00:21 +0000
Against Erasure: Art and Sudan’s Sit-in
"Tents with long desks full of books at either side served as public libraries, where readers had access to banned books, including the books of Fathi-al-Daw and the novels of A. Baraka Sakin, which were once traded secretly in the country."

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 04:30:47 +0000
Saturday Submissions: Translations of Poetry on Extinction
The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2019.

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:12:31 +0000
Friday Finds: 1926-33 Archives of Humor Mag ‘Al-Fukaha’
The University of Bonn has posted eight years of archives of the humor magazine al-Fukaha, published in Egypt by Dar al-Hilal.

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 04:27:10 +0000
Books by Hassan Blasim, Adania Shibli Win PEN Translates Prizes
"Books are selected for PEN Translates awards on the basis of outstanding literary quality, strength of the publishing project, and contribution to literary diversity in the UK."

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 04:16:41 +0000
Palestine Book Awards Announce 2019 Shortlist
The twin aims of the award are to honor and celebrates books in English about Palestine and to "encourage authors and publishers to produce more books on Palestine."


Open Access Release of Arabic Corpus: 1.5 Billion Words
Which Arabic texts are they? According to the KITAB FAQ, they focus "on the origins of the written Arabic tradition, in the eighth century, up to roughly the fifteenth century, but aim to include as many texts as possible, so you can also find texts written after 1500."
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