‘Tapes 3 & 4’: An Excerpt from Haji Jaber’s ‘The Spindle Game’

"What made the Archive Department’s documents history, given that her documents were closer to real life? In the end, wasn’t history life in the past?"

‘A Bed for the King’s Daughter’: Finding a Home for Arabic Short Stories in Translation

In January 2021, University of Texas Press published Shahla Ujayli’s A Bed for the King's Daughter, which won in 2017 the AlMultaqa Prize, given annually for short-story collections: By Tugrul Mende Even though the collection was acclaimed in Arabic, Sawad Hussain had a hard time finding a publisher for her translation. In this interview, Sawad Hussain … Continue reading ‘A Bed for the King’s Daughter’: Finding a Home for Arabic Short Stories in Translation