The project, organizers write, not only has the aim of celebrating multilingualism, but also of increasing "Londoners’ knowledge of and accessibility to literatures from the Global South, and in languages other than English."
Following a brief hiatus, we're back with the seventh in a list of 10 for public libraries. This one is from Melanie Magidow, translator, editor, educator, and one of the co-hosts of the Goodreads MENA book group.
"Our sixth list of 10 for public libraries comes from genre-confusing, language-crossing, and word-bending author Youssef Rakha."
"Aboul-Ela adds, as a caveat to his list, that were they still in print, he would also have: Sonallah Ibrahim's Zaat, Abdallah Laroui's The Crisis of the Arab Intellectual, and Fadwa Tuqan's A Mountainous Journey."
Our third list of 10 for public libraries -- thankfully poetry-heavy -- comes from celebrated poet-translator Marilyn Hacker.
For these lists-of-ten, ArabLit is interviewing scholars, critics, and translators, and other bibliocentrics about the Arabic Literature in translation they would recommend for US’s public libraries.
They still need books, he said, particularly, "Science, architecture, arts, humanities, literature, knowledge, and children's books."
According to AFP, mail service was restored in December.
They spoke about the particular issues encountered by Palestinian libraries and librarians, what they are doing to address those problems, and what the international library community can do to help.
Instead of a simple check, each winning librarian will receive "a trip to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, flights and accommodation for four people, plus a visit to the British library, among other great prizes."
The Kickstarter campaign "One Hundred Sixty-Eight Hours and One Second," launched by Iraqi artist Wafaa Bilal to raise money for the library at the University of Baghdad's College of Fine Arts, has fourteen days remaining. But it already has exceeded its modest $9,000 goal by more than $28,000.
"It takes time," he said. "You can’t just open a funnel, you can’t just click on Amazon. It’s not quick and dirty."