“When the central government announced a plan to rebuild what the war had devastated, the municipality put forth a request to establish a sea. Unlike other requests, which usually lingered in a state of neglect, tucked away in drawers, the central government responded right away, as they didn’t have any drawers in their offices in which to hide such paperwork.”
Bushra al-Maqtari’s ‘What Have You Left Behind’ Longlisted for 2023 Moore Prize For Human Rights Writing
The Christopher G. Moore Foundation today announced the 14-book longlist for its 2023 prize for human rights writing.
The Amherst, USA-based literary magazine The Common today launches its 25th issue, which features a special section of short stories and art from Kuwait.
” The truth is that the person who didn’t leave my mind is someone I didn’t talk to; rather, we kept looking at each other without speaking.”
This excerpt from Bushra al-Maqtari’s What Have You Left Behind is a companion to our discussion with translator Sawad Hussain: “On Translating Trauma, and What To Do After Reading About Yemen.”
When the book went out for review, a number of reviewers got in contact with me saying what can we do after we read a book like this? So I asked Bushra: “What do you want readers to do?”
Writers, translators and editors celebrate new writing from Palestine.
Stella Gaitano’s Edo’s Souls, forthcoming from Dedalus Books this year, will feature cover art by Khartoum-based Sudanese visual artist Yasmeen Abdullah.
Writers, translators and editors celebrate new writing from Palestine. Featuring Maya Abu Al-Hayyat, Marcia Lynx Qualey, Alice Youssef, Sonia Nimr, Sawad Hussain, Jehan Bseiso, Louis Allday, Suchitra Vijayan, Meg Arenberg and […]