In/for Translation: 5 Arab Women Playwrights

The "In/for Translation" series -- set to run Tuesdays in August -- focuses on work by women that we recommend either in or for English translation. Here, work by five Arab women playwrights.

On Hanane Hajj Ali’s ‘Jogging’: Sex, Prime Ministers, and Running in Circles

On the night I saw the play, for example, Ali paused in the middle of describing an unpleasant sex dream about Fouad Al-Seniora—the former Minister of Finance and prime minister of Lebanon—to ask who the equivalent, physically unappealing politician in England would be; she received a chorus of “Boris Johnson!” from the audience.