Remembering Ghassan Kanafani: To Read, Watch, Listen

"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 Bed for the King’s Daughter’: Finding a Home for Arabic Short Stories in Translation

In January 2021, University of Texas Press published Shahla Ujayli’s A Bed for the King's Daughter, which won in 2017 the AlMultaqa Prize, given annually for short-story collections: By Tugrul Mende Even though the collection was acclaimed in Arabic, Sawad Hussain had a hard time finding a publisher for her translation. In this interview, Sawad Hussain … Continue reading ‘A Bed for the King’s Daughter’: Finding a Home for Arabic Short Stories in Translation

Upcoming Events: ‘Against Disappearance,’ ‘Ancient Egyptian and Premodern Arab Poetics’, Arabic in Academic Publishing, More

A few of upcoming online events: March 8 A discussion on Reading Children’s Literature in Translation with @RuthAhmedzai and @HelenWangLondon. Sign up through Event Brite. March 9 Shubbak’s "Against Disappearance," with writer and historian Marina Warner, writer and activist Hammour Ziada and writer, editor and publisher Abu Amirah. More here. * Also, “Deconstructing the Notion of Literary Genre: Ancient Egyptian … Continue reading Upcoming Events: ‘Against Disappearance,’ ‘Ancient Egyptian and Premodern Arab Poetics’, Arabic in Academic Publishing, More