In the last Women in Translation Month (#WiTMonth) episode of Bulaq, we bring back a discussion of Dima Wannous’s The Frightened Ones, which had its US release — in Elisabeth Jaquette’s masterful translation — last week:
The episode focuses entirely on Wannous’ haunting novel and the issues Elisabeth Jaquette faced in translating it to English. It’s a book about fear, panic and anxiety — in one’s body and society, between generations and lovers — that is also somehow a great pleasure to read.
We discussed the work of Wannous’ father, the brilliant playwright Sa’adallah Wannous, in episode 28, “Sentenced to Hope.”
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