Stella Gaitano’s Edo’s Souls, forthcoming from Dedalus Books this year, will feature cover art by Khartoum-based Sudanese visual artist Yasmeen Abdullah.
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Over at Kotobli, they have posted a new list; this time, of Sudanese novels through time. The list was curated by Sudanese-American writer Razan Idris.
This first Monday of Women in Translation Month, Sawad Hussain and Stella Gaitano share this excerpt from her novel The Souls of Eddo, winner of a PEN Translates Prize
Nine vibrant, world-stitching (and un-stitching) short stories by Sudanese and South Sudanese women in English translation.
For the first time, one of the “PEN Translates” awards will go to a South Sudanese novel.
“At some point you start to feel very patronised.”
As is our tradition for December 21, a list of 21 short stories for the shortest day of the year.
“I started to record it so as not to forget. Not only for me but for anyone who is innocent and has been imprisoned under false pretenses. Just to remember what can happen.”
“The novel begins across a rural context, in a small impoverished village full of mystery, rituals, and superstition, and it ends in a jam-packed city with all its complications.”