“A number of contemporary Arab-authored and Arabic-language science fiction texts are displayed, gesturing to the recent surge in the popularity of the genre throughout the Middle East[.]”
“The great thing about the book is that you can one minute want to shake almost any of the characters by the shoulders and then at the next sympathize. Even the central character in Goliath’s Eye chapter, is simultaneously evil, banal, and kind of understandable, in an appalling way.”
“But irony and sarcasm are dangerous devices. And I have a fleeting sense that my fondness of irony will one day cause my demise.”
“The deadline for submissions is rolling, but BROB is currently seeking new work for the next bi-monthly edition in July.”
“Someone on Twitter asked about new books by Muslim writers to read (or get hyped about) for Ramadan, so I made a short list of newish and forthcoming books[.]”
“But I do know, deep inside, that the act of translating Taha Muhammad Ali into Hebrew was, for me, a kind of prayer, for me who never prays, because prayer is a one-way message, and those who pray don’t expect to hear answers to their supplications, but they go on.”
On Tuesday, Noor Naga won the $10,000 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers for her collection ‘The Mistress and the Ping.’
“This small team have put a lot of time and effort into making an innovative piece of drama, which may never be shown to the public in Egypt.”
Nabhan was nominated for the prize on the strength of his semi-autobiographical 2013 novel L-Eżodu taċ-Ċikonji, or The Storks’ Exodus.
Fatima Sharafeddine is a multi-award-winning author and translator of children books for all ages, from babies to teens. Sharafeddine has written and translated more than 120 books for young people, and her work has been translated into Dutch, Danish, Spanish, Catalan, French, German, English, Turkish,… Read More ›
As for translations into and out of European languages, there are only two in contention, but they are set to gain the biggest prizes.
“From early boyhood I never studied during the holy month of Ramadan, although this was the month during which I read more than at any other time.”