This year's "literature" award went to Iman Mersal for her 2019 work of creative nonfiction Fee Athar Enayat Al Zayyat (In the Footsteps of Enayat Al-Zayyat).
What is it about this novel that resists interpretation and demands re-reading? What makes it iconic? And why have Salih's other books received so little attention?
This week's Bulaq is a re-run, the episode focused on Iman Mersal's "In the Footsteps of Enayat al-Zayyat."
All are invited to read or re-read Season of Migration to the North, look through other books by Salih, and join Bulaq on November 19 (or thereafter).
Bulaq Episode 58 centers on Albert Memmi's The Pillar of Salt.
In this episode, we are joined by scholar and translator Emily Drumsta to discuss her new bilingual collection of al-Mala’ika’s poetry, Revolt Against the Sun.
Following a month-long break, BULAQ co-hosts M Lynx Qualey and Ursula Lindsey put together a list of 10 books they plan to discuss this fall.
To that end, we've posted a very short 5-question survey.