On Wednesday evening, Shereen Abouelnaga, judging chair for the 2021 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature, announced the winner of this year's prize. It was Ahmed Taibaoui, for his novel "The Disappearance of Mr. Nobody."
A list of upcoming literary events set to take place online.
This list started as a twitter thread that announced our search for podcasts with a focus on Arabic literature.
History of the Gods of Egypt is a metaficitional narrative that not only addresses the transgenerational political and social trauma in an unsettling near-future Egypt but also ponders the nature of madness as a powerful creative force and as a tool of resistance against the inescapability of guilt.
A few of upcoming online events: March 8 A discussion on Reading Children’s Literature in Translation with @RuthAhmedzai and @HelenWangLondon. Sign up through Event Brite. March 9 Shubbak’s "Against Disappearance," with writer and historian Marina Warner, writer and activist Hammour Ziada and writer, editor and publisher Abu Amirah. More here. * Also, “Deconstructing the Notion of Literary Genre: Ancient Egyptian … Continue reading Upcoming Events: ‘Against Disappearance,’ ‘Ancient Egyptian and Premodern Arab Poetics’, Arabic in Academic Publishing, More
"I appreciate the hard work of the translator Ghassan Hamdan, who translate tirelessly all the modern Iranian, Afghan, and Kurdish literature into Arabic."
A few online events coming in the next week.
In short, this book can be integrated into any Arabic teaching curriculum as a supplement, and it can be enjoyed on its own by the linguistically curious, cultural enthusiasts, and art lovers of every description.
"The place was choking, and it will always be."
A selection of online events from the coming week.
"In the quiet, slow-growing love between Elias and Helen, the reader experiences the polar opposite of the slave market and the horrors in Ayash's house."
"Magdy’s gaze fell by accident on a tiny ad written in fine print in the bottom corner of one of the pages of a local newspaper."