To celebrate the release of ArabLit Quarterly’s RAIN-themed Spring 2023 issue, we have assembled seven Arabic books in which, in some way or another, rain plays a more or less important role.
New books in translation by Jabbour Douaihy, Diaa Jubaili, and Hammour Ziada.
Coming in July, books from Lebanon and Palestine.
“Translation was my lifeline during Covid. For that I am deeply and eternally grateful to have had such a meaningful outlet and source of inspiration in my life. Nothing gives a person more nourishment for the soul than a good novel, and no one gets more from a literary work than a translator.”
“Jabbour Douaihy we are proud to have lived in the same era as you!”
Yasmina Jraissati of the RAYA Agency — a finalist for one of the 2019 London Book Fair awards — announced three new and forthcoming titles by high-profile authors that she’s added to her spring list.
Seif Salmawy, managing director of Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing (BQFP), says that BQFP and Lebanese author Jabbour Douaihy have just finalized a contract, and the young house will bring out June Rain in English.
So says National writer Michael Young, who recently finished reading the book: In 2006, the Lebanese author Jabbour Douaihy published Rain of June, which was later short-listed for the [inaugural] […]