A photograph taken during Lebanon’s Civil War launches a journey of discovery in a new translation — by ArabLit editor Nashwa Nasreldin — from Hilal Chouman’s novel, Sadness in My […]
The twelve authors from nine countries who recommended books for our list of 2023 summer reads had different ideas about what you need in a summer book.
Sorrow in My Heart, recently published by Berlin-based Khan Aljanub, is the fifth novel by acclaimed Lebanese writer Hilal Chouman.
Lebanese novelist Hilal Chouman will be in conversation with Rasha Hilwi on the occasion of the launch of his new book, حزن في قلبي.
“The next day, he was watching a livestream on television when he saw his dream on the screen. The streets of Beirut were flooded with mounds of garbage. This was the first step, he thought. Next, the piles of rubble would appear, and the people would vanish, leaving the buildings deserted.”
“He keeps walking. The buildings, rubble, and garbage around him duplicate and multiply.”
“I think the corner stone of a good academic experience is the public lecture. Through the public lecture, the university asserts curiosity as the most essential feature of learning. When I was a student, the public lectures I attended were the key that opened the world for me, and I hope Tarjamat will open translation as a problematic for a much larger community than specialist interest in the field.”