On Translation

April Translation Challenge: Konafa v. Qatayef

For our most recent Translation Challenge, hosted by Adam Talib, participants tried their hand at translating an 1882 text on taxation by ʿAbd Allāh an-Nadīm, and the results were  “cruel […]

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‘Fee for a Feline’

“I see people / getting beautiful / day after day / but just not you.

Like a kitten / you only mean anything / when you’re young /you know that’s true.”

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