Sudan

Bushra al-Fadil First Arabophone Author to Win Caine Prize for African Literature

As a translated story, the prize money will be split 70/30, with £7,000 going to the author and £3,000 to the translator.

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Elisabeth Jaquette Wins PEN/Heim Grant to Translate Short-story Collection by Rania Mamoun

“Providing a platform for Mamoun and other authors from the seven banned countries is even more important in a time when the US is shutting its borders and stoking racist xenophobia. But work like hers should not be forced to exist in a space defined primarily by the narrative of security. Eventually, I hope readers pick up these stories for their emotional intimacy, depictions of urban alienation, and blurred lines between reality and the imaginary.”