Poetry

New Poetry in Translation: ‘Love’ by Ahmed Yamani

“Love / was the axe that strikes // Love / was the hand holding the axe”

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From ArabLit Quarterly

On Poets and Stadiums: Announcing the Fall 2021 FOOTBALL-themed Issue of ArabLit Quarterly

“When Naguib Mahfouz was a boy, he tells us, two paths lay before him. There was the path of the literature he loved to read and write. He could take that path and become a distinguished author. There was also the path of the football he loved to play and the footballers he admired. He could take that, it was said, and become a member of the Egyptian Olympic football team.”

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