Encouraged by translator/scholar/writer Elliott Colla---who had an interesting short essay about Ibrahim al-Koni in yesterday's Ahram Online---I thought we'd make this an al-Koni week. Although not an "Arab" writer, al-Koni is one of the giants of contemporary Arabic literature, and has a unique and world-encompassing literary vision.
Leading Libyan author Ibrahim al-Koni yesterday received the 100,000LE "Arabic Novel Award" at the closing ceremony of the Cairo Novel Conference.
AUC Press just released their fall catalog. In the world of Arabic Literature (in English), this is the equivalent of (major designer X) releasing their fall line. Hmm, apparently I'm fresh out of analogies today. Anyhow! What I'm looking forward to: Re:Viewing Egypt. In the tradition of Cairo from Edge to Edge (from Sonallah Ibrahim … Continue reading Highlights from the AUC Press Fall 2010 Catalog