World Poetry Day: 21 Poems by Arab Women (in Translation)

To mark the day, we have a list of 21 poems by Arab women, translated to English, starting with the sixth century and ending with work published in 2020.

#TranslateThis: 10 Arab Authors Recommend Books by Women Writers

For the last day of Women in Translation Month, ArabLit contributing editor Sawad Hussain asked Arab authors around the world to recommend their favorite women writers: Ten authors gave nods to more than thirty writers hailing from eleven different countries; Hussain has translated their responses to English below. 🧿 Layla Al Ammar recommends: Laila Al Othman’s Wasmiya … Continue reading #TranslateThis: 10 Arab Authors Recommend Books by Women Writers

Special Excerpt: ‘Voyage of the Cranes in the Cities of Agate’

Saudi Novelist Omaima Al-Khamis' Voyage of the Cranes in the Cities of Agate was winner of the 2018 Naguib Mahfouz Medal and also longlisted for the 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction: The novel is forthcoming in translation from Hoopoe Fiction; this excerpt appears with their permission. By Omaima al-Khamis Translated by Nesrine Amin and Sawad Hussain … Continue reading Special Excerpt: ‘Voyage of the Cranes in the Cities of Agate’