Dartmouth College's open Middle Eastern literature lecture series starts on Wednesday, January 27, with a talk by Princeton's Lara Harb.
The stories are part of a special portfolio of fiction from established and emerging Sudanese writers.
"The word eib rings in my head, it is eib to love, to sing, to get sick, to divorce, to show your emotions...and.…and. I felt these social chains were burdening me with fear, despair, and confusion, and I almost abandoned work on the book, but when I looked at the materials that I had collected, I knew that if I didn’t publish it now, it would never be published.”
Eleven projects from 10 languages have won 2021 PEN/Heim translation grants.
Places are limited, so organizers ask that those who book arrange to attend both sessions: Tuesday March 16 and Tuesday 23, from 18:30-20:00 GMT.
"When it sidled up beside me at the traffic light, I turned and saw a coffin through the side glass panel."
Iraqi poet and scholar Ghareeb Iskander lives and writes in London: Great Perplexity By Ghareeb Iskander Translated by Salma Harland * In translating Derek Walcott, Words stalk Like egrets do In his later poems, Where he wanted To speak of regret But was overshadowed with delight In a frenzy “like a shallop with a staved-in … Continue reading Monday Poetry: Ghareeb Iskander’s ‘Great Perplexity’
The internship, which offers a stipend of $200 per week, requires a commitment of sixteen hours a week over the course of three months.
The Brown University event is set for 12 - 1 p.m. EST on February 3, 2021. You can register to attend the webinar or follow on YouTube.
Near the end of the excerpt, as Nour falls asleep, she thinks about how her own father "in a matter of days, transformed into an entirely different person."
"That day, Ali Salman went to watch the first public execution in al-Thawra City."
"In this first week, we focus on work by novelist Abdullah al-Sakhi, who was born in 1951, left Iraq in 1979, and published his first novel looking at Iraq's internal migrants, Behind the Dam, in 2008."