The Banipal Book Club will be discussing Shahla Ujyali’s ‘A Bed for the King’s Daughter’, tr. Sawad Hussain, on Wednesday, February 23.Continue Reading

November 23, 2021 — This morning, organizers of the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation announced this year’s shortlist. Three translators have made the shortlist of the Banipal Translation Prize for the first time in 2021: Sarah Enany (for her translation of Rasha Adly’s The Girl with theContinue Reading

Humor is one of the most difficult concepts for any writer or translator to engage with, and yet undoubtedly the most rewarding when it’s done right. This course encourages you to translate humor from a range of genres in contemporary Arabic literature: memoir, graphic novel, short stories, and young adult literature from across the Arabic speaking world such as Libya, Lebanon, Mauritania and Palestine.Continue Reading