Join afikra as they interview British-Syrian Writer and Literary Translator Yasmine Seale on their Conversations series. Seale’s reviews and essays on literature, art, myth, archaeology and film have appeared widely, including […]
Habib Tengour: “I’m Not Seeking Sophistication or Charm, but the Correct Expression, the Effective Image, the Sounds and the Appropriate Rhythm”
“What I can say is that it took me a very long time to become more or less satisfied with what I was writing. It took me a long time to find my way (and my voice) which is to simply say things, even if they might seem impenetrable or sophisticated.”
Publisher Mahmoud Muna on the Launch of an Arabic Edition of Granta Magazine: “We Want to Encourage New and Bold Creative Writing from the Region”
“We hope that the magazine will add some vibrancy to the contemporary Arabic literary scene and that it will encourage bolder creative writing to emerge. We also hope that the magazine will create a space for literary discussion and that it will be a new platform that introduces us to young Arab writers who deserve attention and to be read, and to empower them through Granta’s multilingual world to cross into other languages and cultures.”
Join this interview with translator and scholar of Arabic literature Roger Allen as part of the afikra Conversations series.