"Like I say, it’s fleeting, but I could write a whole memoir, I think, just about getting that sentence translated."
The new fundraising campaign, which seeks to raise $20,000 US, is not only to fund and support the library's existing projects, but also to start new ones.
"They were not sieving, / But dancing to the rhythm."
"Cornell University’s Institute for Comparative Modernities welcomes applications from translators for a grant of up to $5000 to complete translations of works from the Global South (Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, etc) into English."
Apologies, these will be mailed out from Interlink and can go to USA addresses only. However, it need not be your address; feel free to enter and gift the book to someone in the US.
"I thought these are crazy days. I have been in prison for a long time, and I have no idea what’s going on. Maybe they’re fabricating a case against Nagib Mahfouz or his ghost."
"Something that I was aware of growing up in Syria, but more now that I’m in Lebanon, is that classical Arabic literature is associated with many things, but it’s not associated with being a space for creative and experimental thinking. So I think the main idea for both of us with this is experimental."
Organizers said, in a prepared statement, that the seven-book shortlist "reflects the diversity of the record number of entries submitted to the prize in 2020."
"Mansi came out in weekly instalments, starting in 1988, before being collected together and published in 2004. It is a unique type of writing, a combination of biography, autobiography, political analysis, philosophical insight – with a great sense of humor and satire. Translating this work was a joyful experience."
"Organizers announced yesterday that Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin and Xavier Luffin had won the 2020 Prix de la Littérature Arabe for Luffin's translation of الجنقو (Les Jango)."
"In front of me, I set a ream of white paper, a copper inkwell, and a feather I had snatched from my neighbor’s duck."
The Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) is currently inviting proposals for our 2021 festival, set to be held Friday July 16 – Sunday July 15, 2021.