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."
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."