"Celebrated novelist and short-story writer Ghassan Kanafani was born on this day in 1936. Almost fifty years have passed since his assassination at the age of just 36."
A humorous donkey detective novel for young adults, set in and around Jerusalem.
Palestinian poet and memoirist Fadwa Tuqan (1917-2003) — whose acclaimed autobiography, A Mountainous Journey, was translated to English by Olive E. Kenny and Naomi Shihab Nye — was born on this day in 1917.
A selection from the prose and poetry by Mourid Barghouti available in translation, online.
Palestinian poet and memoirist Mourid Barghouti -- widow of the great Egyptian novelist Radwa Ashour (1946-2014) -- died on February 14, 2021.
I don’t know when exactly the idea came to me: of building a castle like the ones I’d imagined when reading stories, or like the ones I’d seen in cartoons.
"The collection -- being translated by Ranya Abdelrahman -- will draw from the collections published during Azzam's lifetime."
Near the end of the excerpt, as Nour falls asleep, she thinks about how her own father "in a matter of days, transformed into an entirely different person."
" I will never look at rain the same way I used to; the author talks about it as if it were a living being with a will, attacking the earth, and how it has an effect on the streets."
They are open for submissions through January 31, 2021.
" This novel was the most emotional for me to translate, as it also marked the end of a comfortable childhood for me and my siblings, and the beginning of a life in exile."
"The wave of days rises / and recedes, bidding farewell to / shells of love and hate / upon the body / resounding with the echoes of words."