Friday Finds: Abdelfattah Kilito’s ‘Why Read the Classics?’

"Isn’t our notion of the classic influenced by the other? Doesn’t the standing of Arabic literature rely upon foreign literature?"

Enass Khansa and Bilal Orfali on Editing a Series of Classical Arabic Texts for Young Readers

"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."