"I’ll never forget the date: It was March 30, 1995, and I still celebrate this day every year, as my literary birthday."
"To be considered for a 2020-2021 residency, your application (including separate letter of recommendation) must be received electronically by the end of the day, June 30, 2020."
In "A Woman Shaped by Fear," we talk about the Wannous’ haunting novel, in lucid, vibrant translation by Jaquette.
Words Without Borders recently published a special section co-edited by Sawad Hussain and Nariman Youssef, "Beyond Representation: Life Writing by Women in Arabic."
Five small presses are kicking off a shared, Zoom-centered, international book club today.
Those are two separate themes; we are not requesting contributions about criminal or crime-fighting cats; although, naturally, we're open to anything that's evocative, soul-cracking, un-put-downable, fun.
Among the features is a literary playlist for Youssef Fadel's "Years of Lead" trilogy.
If you cannot go to the road, this issue of ArabLit Quarterly (THE ROAD) will come to you.
The deadline for submissions is April 8, 2020.
To mark the day, we have a list of 21 poems by Arab women, translated to English, starting with the sixth century and ending with work published in 2020.
"I don’t know how many hours I’d spent in solitary confinement. I was alone with four cold silent walls. I couldn’t hear anyone’s voice in that gloomy cell, and I don’t think anyone could hear me."
"Home," a new bilingual collection of contemporary Arabic poetry, is set for a September release, and it features work from nine poets, hailing from eight different countries, with an emphasis on "the minutiae of everyday life—the pain, the pleasure, the uncertainty, the ennui."