Hosam Aboul-Ela: Nonfiction in the Novels of Sonallah Ibrahim

Academic, translator, and writer Hosam Aboul-Ela will give a talk on “Nonfiction in the Novels of Sonallah Ibrahim: The Horizons of Translation” at Indiana University on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 5pm EDT.

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Sonallah Ibrahim’s ’67’: Oppression and Its Unintended Consequences

“To write about [1967] is to foreground it yet again; not to write about it is to consign oneself to live with the illusion of its insignificance. . . . The way out of this double bind is to do both at the same time: this may explain why the 67 war is invoked in the title of the novel but is almost entirely absent from the preoccupations of the narrative.”

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