"The last key I carried /dangles alone on the key rack / like a corpse at the gallows"
The idea for the center was sparked by the Arab World Festival Corfu in 2011.
Tomorrow at 4 p.m. BST, Banipal magazine and St. Aidan's College will be hosting a Zoom event to celebrate five years of the Banipal visiting writer fellowship.
Cats have made themselves an essential part of human literatures.
"and they wished away the rest of her generation, tomorrow / and, after tomorrow, all those who thought / —just thought— / of praying for her"
Writing Through Crisis is a podcast series that, according to organizers, "explores the possibility of recovery through language."
"Assuming that words’ eyes have also been gouged, this dossier asks: How can literature assist us in reclaiming the capacity to imagine a less monstrous form of togetherness today?"
The winner of the 2020 prize, named for the renowned Eritrean writer, went to Sudanese short-story writer Mohammed Hassan Al-Nahat for "باحة بروكا" (“Broca’s Area”).
The ten fictional works that made the 2020 longlist are surprisingly diverse.
Tunisian writer and philosopher Kamel Zoghbani (1965-2020) died on Monday, September 14, after a sudden heart attack. He was 55.
"And I’m still surprised by the highly specific classification of my identity / On my ID card, where they wrote: / Male, Muslim, single."
The first prize is £350, second prize is £200, third prize is £100, and other entries may receive commendations.