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Summer of Lock-in Lit: Sonallah Ibrahim’s ‘Arsène Lupin’

Summer of Lock-in Lit: Sonallah Ibrahim's 'Arsène Lupin'
“Look, there’s no novels,” a voice suddenly boomed directly above my head. “We don’t sell novels.” ...

‘Place a Hope Beyond a Hope’: Devotional Literature as Literature

'Place a Hope Beyond a Hope': Devotional Literature as Literature
"Devotional literature never gets viewed as literature because people assume it's for devotional purposes." ...

From ALQ’s Crime Issue: Meet the Banu Sasan

From ALQ's Crime Issue: Meet the Banu Sasan
Brad Fox called in from lockdown in Peru to read from -- and discuss -- his translation (or recovery? or adaptation?) of Abu Dulaf's "Song of the Banu Sasan." ...

Occupation + 100: Listen to This Issue’s Literary Playlist

Occupation + 100: Listen to This Issue's Literary Playlist
"The year is 2048, in Palestine. It’s one hundred years after the violent establishment of the state of Israel in 1948—an event known in the Arab world as "the Nakba" or "catastrophe,” forcing more than 700,000 Palestinians to flee their homes." ...

Lock-in Literature: Tareq Emam’s ‘The Tale of the Woman with One Eye’

Lock-in Literature: Tareq Emam's 'The Tale of the Woman with One Eye'
"Long ago in the City of Walls, you could see the enormous mountain of dark-blue kohl towering over the city no matter where you stood." ...

Lock-in Literature: Zakaria Tamer’s ‘The Flower’

Lock-in Literature: Zakaria Tamer's 'The Flower'
"There was a skinny roughened hand buried in the dirt. It yearned for sun and rain, for the blue sky and the wind, and for years it crept slowly upward." ...

New Fiction in Translation: Bushra Fadil’s ‘Phosphorus at the Bottom of a Well’

New Fiction in Translation: Bushra Fadil's 'Phosphorus at the Bottom of a Well'
"Sa’ad’s death was thus complete and perfect." ...

ArabLit Quarterly

ArabLit Quarterly
If you are interested in participating, please email info@arablit.org ...
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