Shortlist for 2019 ArabLit Story Prize

After a good deal of debate, the judges of the 2019 ArabLit Story Prize settled on a four-story shortlist, with works by Mahmoud Hosny, Najwa Bin Shatwan, Mohamed Al-Ashry, and Samar Nour.

EURAMAL Examines ‘Desire, Pleasure and Taboo’ in Arabic Lit

I’m behind the times! The EURAMAL (European Association for Modern Arabic Literature) conference took place more than a week ago, and I have yet said absolutely nothing about it. Thanks to Paola at "Invisible Arabs" for waking me from my slumber. This go-round, the conference focused on "Desire, Pleasure and the Taboo." While the mention … Continue reading EURAMAL Examines ‘Desire, Pleasure and Taboo’ in Arabic Lit