First Bulaq Book Club Pick: ‘Season of Migration to the North’

All are invited to read or re-read Season of Migration to the North, look through other books by Salih, and join Bulaq on November 19 (or thereafter).

Friday Finds: Reem Khorshid’s ‘Experiencing the Sounds and Silences of Cairo’

"When the sound processor of my cochlear implant is switched on, I feel like I hardly know this place. I fail at all attempts to conjure the old sounds of my hometown as my brain now perceives them in a different way. The pitches, the frequencies, the tones, and the ranges now have offbeat qualities that have taken over the sounds of the past."

5 Questions: Publishing’s 2020 ‘Hotlist: Arab World’

At this year's Frankfurt Book Fair, the Alliance internationale des éditeurs indépendants presented the first-ever "Arab World Hotlist," a curated selection of titles from 30 independent publishing houses in seven countries (Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar, Syria and Tunisia): "The HotLists," organizers write, "while offering an opportunity to discover the creativity of independent publishers, are … Continue reading 5 Questions: Publishing’s 2020 ‘Hotlist: Arab World’

Friday Finds: Emma Ramadan on Translating Meryem Alaoui’s ‘Straight From the Horse’s Mouth’

The Asymptote Book Club's September 2020 selection was Emma Ramadan's translation of Meryem Alaoui's Straight from the Horse's Mouth: As part of the book-club materials, Asymptote editor Allison Braden talked with Ramadan about the book in "Shunning Stereotypes." Even though the book centers a female character who works in a field often, in Arabic literature, … Continue reading Friday Finds: Emma Ramadan on Translating Meryem Alaoui’s ‘Straight From the Horse’s Mouth’