A few events coming up this month.
The writers featured include Ibrahim Ishaq (in 'Literary Sudans'), Leila Aboulela, Mansour El Souwaim ('Beirut 39'), Mamoun Eltlib ('Book of Khartoum'), Stella Gaitano ('ArabLit Quarterly', 'Banipal 55'), and others, including Griselda El Tayib and her recently launched 'Regional Folk Costumes of the Sudan'.
Recently, I've been trying to educate myself about literature from the Sudan(s). After all, her historic vote is just one small piece of the Sudan's rich cultural history.
Yes, yes, they're supposed to be Friday links. But so it goes.
Apparently today is the day of Arabs who write in English. I saw this on Susannah Tarbush's Twitter account (thanks, Susannah): Egyptian-Sudanese author Leila Aboulela has a story in the summer 2010 issue of Granta, titled "Missing Out." Subscribing to Granta is a wonderful thing. But, happily, you can also read the story free online. … Continue reading Leila Aboulela’s ‘Missing Out’ in Granta (and Free Online)