‘City of Asylum’ Announces Sudanese Writer Rania Mamoun as New Writer-in-residence: Read Her Stories

According to AFP, she was ordered to pay 500 pounds, about $65, or spend a month in jail. The author has won a number of other accolades. Elisabeth Jaquette
Read: Another Excerpt from   Thirteen Months,   tr. In 2010, she took part in the International Prize for Arabic Fiction writers retreat, or nadwa, and, in 2014, she won a Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy grant to write a novel   she was titling   Azeeb,   which she’s also worked on in an AFAC-sponsored writing workshop with celebrated novelist Jabbour Douaihy. Read: “Birds of Paradise,” tr. In addition to her short-story collection   Thirteen Months of Sunrise,   which Jaquette won a PEN/Heim grant to translate, Mamoun has published two novels: Green Flash (2006) and Son of the Sun (2013). Mamoun is also known for her activism. Alomar and CJ Collins — has just completed the first draft of a novel. They also offer a range of literary programs that engage the local community. Rania will be the first COA writer-in-residence to come from abroad since the Trump Administration’s visa policies were implemented.”
City of Asylum provides “sanctuary to endangered literary writers, so that they can continue to write and their voices are not silenced. The Pittsburgh-based City of Asylum   has announced a new writer-in-residence: Sudanese author Rania Mamoun. He has been very active, doing many readings around Pittsburgh—you may have seen him recently at the Bach Choir’s Peace concert–and throughout the U.S., most recently in Austin, Chicago, and Princeton.”


Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLinkedInRedditGoogleTumblrWhatsAppPinterestTelegramPocketSkypeLike this:Like Loading…‹ Hoda Barakat’s “The Night Post”: Revealing Voices and a Question of StructureCategories: Sudan She   was arrested in September 2013 and put on trial for “inciting riots.” In December 2013, she was convicted of causing a disturbance during protests sparked by rising fuel prices. In the City of Asylum release, they write that   she “is currently unable to write freely in Sudan and will be coming with two daughters, aged 1 and 9.”
They add that, “While in residence at COA, Rania will be a scholar at Chatham University, which has sponsored her visa. Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp
Read: An Excerpt from   Thirteen Months of Sunrise,   tr. Her work has appeared in translation in   The Book of Khartoum   and   Banthology. The COA release adds that popular Syrian short-story writer Osama Alomar — known for his allegorical short-short stories, such as in   The Teeth of the Comb and Other Stories,   tr. Jaquette
Mamoun is set to become the City of Asylum’s fourth writer-in-residence, joining   Osama Alomar, Tuhin Das, and Israel Centeno. The novel, which they’re calling   The Broken Souls,   recreates “a manuscript lost in Syria. The author is expected to arrive in June.