I know, it seems odd to have the Slovak ambassador speak about poetry and translation, but you can read more about Zsoldos here: Slovak Ambassador to Speak about (Arabic) Poetry and Diplomacy.Continue Reading

For someone as obsessed as I am with how to render “insha’allah,” “masha’allah” and other religious sayings in English (I once wrote a whole, indignant piece about the word madrassa), it does seem a bit strange that I missed Joseph Massad’s talk at the AUC. Continue Reading