The protagonists of Salah Badis' "The Nayf" meet in front of a broken ATM in an upper-class Algiers neighborhood.
"Translators have approached me in the past about translating my work into English, but it didn’t come to anything because I wasn’t comfortable with some of their editorial suggestions, such as amplifying a particular aspect of the text or emphasizing an element to which I hadn’t given prominence."
The Sheikh Zayed Book Award yesterday announced shortlists in three categories, each made up of three titles.
Edwar al-Kharrat (1926-2015) was an Egyptian novelist, writer, and critic, and great lover of books. He would have been 95 today. In his honor, we revisit this special section.
The Spring 2021 issue of ArabLit Quarterly -- with voices moist and cricketlike, stirring and gritty, ploverlike and tremulous -- is available today in print and e-form.
An issue of The Margins called I Want Sky -- celebrating Sarah Hegazy and queer SWANA life -- is seeking submissions through March 18.
A list of upcoming literary events set to take place online.
The poems come from Haddad's first poetry collection, al-Bishara (The Omen), which appeared in 1970; he has since published more than a dozen more.
"In the last week of our series on Iraq’s diverse literary scene — curated by Hend Saeed — we focus on Diaa Jubaili's The Lion of Basra, which is set amongst the fragmentation of Iraq's different religious communities."
This list started as a twitter thread that announced our search for podcasts with a focus on Arabic literature.
History of the Gods of Egypt is a metaficitional narrative that not only addresses the transgenerational political and social trauma in an unsettling near-future Egypt but also ponders the nature of madness as a powerful creative force and as a tool of resistance against the inescapability of guilt.
A spider thread / fastens your heart / to the book of flesh.