New Online: Stories, Poems, & More in Translation

With new issues out from Jadaliyya and Banipal, it was time to poke around the Internet for new stories, poems, novel excerpts, memoir fragments and more in translation. NOVEL EXCERPTS From The City of Images (2011), by Luay Hamza Abbas, trans. Suneela Mubayi (Jadaliyya) “You’ll remain incorrigible,” my mother would scream. “Insults will follow you all your life.” … Continue reading New Online: Stories, Poems, & More in Translation

‘Accessing Muslim Lives’ Website Offers Glimpses of Literary Personalities

Translator and scholar Marilyn Booth (my review of her Harem Histories is in a forthcoming Women's Review of Books) has, along with Prof. Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, just announced the launch of a web-based project called "Accessing Muslim Lives." According to Lambert-Hurley, "The project was about improving the accessibility of autobiographical writings from Muslim contexts through translation and digitisation so that they … Continue reading ‘Accessing Muslim Lives’ Website Offers Glimpses of Literary Personalities