"Among the things I love about Radwa’s writing is her courage in confronting the unthinkable – like those atrocities I referred to a moment ago. There is room for sentiment in her writing (in some of her depictions of family relations, for instance), but ultimately she does not shy away from harsh truths, and accordingly she doesn’t spare the reader, either."
"العين طامحة واليد سابحة والرجل لافحة والوجه غربيب"
"Many will paint Memmi as a Tunisian author to lend credibility to an imagined version of early 20th c. Tunisia: cosmopolitan, multi-confessional. In my opinion this is not only inaccurate, it runs against Memmi's thought on the nuances of belonging and the workings of colonialism."
However, because this year’s mentorship program will be delivered digitally, they are also accepting applications from translators outside London/the UK.
"I'm wrong? Please. / I'm ill? Heal me with disease."
In our forty-ninth episode of Bulaq, we talk about a few new books — ones that provide a welcome escape, and ones that seem particularly daunting — and about how hard it is to write, read, think and imagine the future right now.
His friend just stood there with a mocking smile on his face. When Malim was a stone’s throw away, his friend called out after him: “We’ll see.”
Netflix is releasing a series of Arabic plays before Eid al-Fitr.
The Lebanese poet, essayist, art critic, and diplomat Salah Stétié died last night in Paris, his family announced.
Syrian theatre artist Riad Ismat died earlier this month after contracting COVID-19 in Chicago, where he was part of Northwestern's "Scholars at Risk" program. He was 73.
"What is astonishing here is how she manages to give weariness its own relentless energy."
"Cure me rather with the cause of my ill…"