ALQ’s Spring 2022 issue with the theme MIRRORS is open for submissions until February 1.
On Saturday, January 22, 2022, ArabLit Quarterly’s Winter 2021 guest editor Ali Al-Jamri will host “’Refuse To Be Erased’: Readings and Conversation from ALQ FOLK issue.”
Guest editor Ali Al-Jamri will host “Refuse to be erased: Readings and conversation from ALQ FOLK issue.”
“This issue, our last of the year, is a celebration of stories and poetry that are oral, anti-professional, transgressive, strange, and fantastical. In it, the ordinary and extraordinary people at the margins, as Alaa Murad writes, ‘refuse to be erased.'”
The cover art of our Winter 2021 FOLK-themed issue, guest-edited by Ali Al-Jamri, is by Kuwaiti illustrator and graphic designer Ahmed Alrefaie.
Belal Fadl’s sharply funny “As Per Job Description,” in Mahmoud Younes’s translation, was shortlisted for the 2020 ArabLit Story Prize and appeared in the Winter 2020 DREAMS issue of ArabLit Quarterly.
ALQ’s Spring 2022 issue with a focus on MIRRORS is open for submissions until February 1.
” I spat out all the womb’s waters that were stagnant within my chest, and then waited for their despair.”
“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.”