The first of the papers, Egypt’s Podcasts and Booktubes: A Literary Criticism of the Future? is up at Maydan, with suggestions for your literary podcast and booktube pleasure.
To that end, we've posted a very short 5-question survey.
"We focused our talk on her "duets," recent works that move between Arabic and English."
It's part of a new wave of authors writing sympathetic and complex portraits of queer characters (Hilal Chouman, Alexandra Chrieteh, Khaled Khalifa), but also translating seminal queer novels, such as James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room, just launched by Rewayat at this year's Sharjah International Book Fair, which closes today.