The winner of the 2020 prize, named for the renowned Eritrean writer, went to Sudanese short-story writer Mohammed Hassan Al-Nahat for "باحة بروكا" (“Broca’s Area”).
"The stories center creation, missed opportunities, romance and memory, stuck-ness and entrapment, language and identity, patriarchies and colonialisms."
This Women in Translation Month (#WiTMonth) Wednesday, five selected short stories from five different countries that are re-tellings or inventions of folktale narratives.
"Yet all they could see was the hollow emptiness of the tunnel, which looked as if it had never seen traffic in its life."
Herodotus had been around since 400 BC. During the Benghazi bombings, he made a run for it.
Organizers of AlMultaqa Prize for the Arabic Short Story yesterday announced the winner of the 2019 prize was the collection "Order C345," by Palestinian writer Sheikha Hussein Helawy.
Organizers of AlMultaqa Prize for the Arabic Short Story have announced their 2019 shortlist, made up of five short-story collections by authors from five different countries.
"You are my prison, you are my prison and my freedom, you are the one I hate and the one I love."
AlMultaqa Prize for the Arabic Short Story has announced their 2019 longlist, made up of 10 short-story collections by authors from eight different countries.
Finalists from the previous workshops in Cairo, Beirut, and Jericho were invited to apply for this year's Frankfurt workshop, which will be led by Palestinian novelist and short-story writer Adania Shibli and Egyptian novelist Alaa al-Aswany. Select short stories will be published bilingually on the adda literary website.
Each Women in Translation Month (#WiTMonth), ArabLit selects 10 Arabic short stories by women, in translation, online.
"It’s a vicious cycle, but if I were a publisher, I think I would bet on popular, low-cost, low-quality editions. That way, fraud would no longer be profitable for them."