“This fellowship covers the full retreat attendance rate for an Arab woman/ woman of the Middle East writing prose. This fellowship includes a $500 travel stipend.”
Still, it’s unclear whether any international publishers would be willing to come in for a second annual fair. The Amman Book Fair is already set for September 26-October 6, and the critically important Frankfurt Book Fair is October 10-14. The International Book Fair in Algiers is generally held at the end of October, with the Sharjah, Kuwait, Doha, Jeddah, and Beirut Book Fairs tightly packed in November and December.
The question Rabie gets asked most often about the novel is: “Is there any hope in Otared?”
The quiet, firm Lebanese feminist author and activist Emily Nasrallah (1931-2018) — celebrated for her debut novel Birds of September — has died.
“It is fifty years since Kanafani wrote Returning to Haifa. Far from being a story of dispossession and degraded circumstances that feels historical, the novella and its staging came across to me as a truly depressing – and necessary – reminder of what is still at stake, so many years later.”
“It is not enough to love, for that is one of nature’s magical acts, like rainfall and thunder. It takes you out of yourself into the other’s orbit and then you have to fend for yourself. It is not enough to love, you have to know how to love. Do you know how?”
look, people just go missing here
what could be more female than that
to go missing with no one to claim you
were ever there
“In the ‘Narrating Conflicts’ course, we think a lot about calls to empathy and how different experiments with form are trying to engage their readers / viewers / players.”
The shortlist of six books will be announced on April 12 at an event in London, with the winner set to be announced on May 22.
“Deadline for submitting to the LGBTQ+ focus: April 30th 2018.”
In a recent commentary for Al Araby, الترجمة باعتبارها استشراقاً, Jordanian poet and novelist Amjad Nasser writes about translation: The piece begins with an anecdote, a time when Nasser was asked to suggest a novel to translate, and he suggested the acclaimed… Read More ›
Waiters would greet him, “Ja’izat Nobel dyalna, our own Nobel laureate,” and set him up at a table with a pot of green tea.