On Poets and Stadiums: Announcing the Fall 2021 FOOTBALL-themed Issue of ArabLit Quarterly

"When Naguib Mahfouz was a boy, he tells us, two paths lay before him. There was the path of the literature he loved to read and write. He could take that path and become a distinguished author. There was also the path of the football he loved to play and the footballers he admired. He could take that, it was said, and become a member of the Egyptian Olympic football team."

Works by Adania Shibli, Jonas Hassen Khemiri Are 2020 National Book Awards Finalists

Palestinian author Adania Shibli’s Minor Detail, in Elisabeth Jaquette’s translation from Arabic, and Tunisian-Swedish writer Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s The Family Clause, translated from the Swedish by Alice Menziet, both made the 2020 shortlist of the National Book … Continue reading Works by Adania Shibli, Jonas Hassen Khemiri Are 2020 National Book Awards Finalists