Sunday Submissions: Travel Grant for North African Artists & Writers

­Take part in a meet­ing of artists and pro­fes­sion­als with the aim of net­work­ing or encour­ag­ing links be­tween cul­tur­al, artis­tic and de­vel­op­ment ac­tors through­out the re­gion. Cul­tur­al projects. The applicants must be traveling to: Pre­pare a project. ­Take part in de­bates, con­fer­ences and sem­i­nars. Lit­er­a­ture: trav­el for au­thors’ meet­ings, writ­ing work­shops and po­etry. According to

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Excerpts from Ryad Girod’s Acclaimed ‘Mansour’s Eyes’ in French, English

More: Poets & Writers: Ten Questions for Ryad Girod and Chris Clarke. To celebrate the launch, author Ryad Girod and translator Chris Clarke read parallel excerpts. Although set during a single day in the Saudi capital, Mansour’s Eyes   also weaves in the history of the Algerian struggle for independence with life as an Arab

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New Brazilian Publisher Editora Tabla To Focus on Arabic Titles

(It’s good to be unfaithful! New Brazilian Publisher Editora Tabla To Focus on Arabic Titles The Brazil-Arab   News Agency (ANBA) yesterday published an interview with Brazilian publisher   Laura di Pietro, whose new venture,   Editora Tabla, is set to release two Arabic books in Brazilian-Portuguese translation this month: According to ANBA, editorial director

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

Nearly all the characters come to the party burdened by their pasts, hoping for a new future, only to find themselves interpellated by the symptoms of injustice from which they suffered. [1] Robyn Creswell’s translation. The protagonist exchanges declarations of love with his brother’s wife but no sooner is love declared than it dissolves in

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Deadline Coming: Send Submissions to 2020 ArabLit Story Prize

Deadline Coming: Send Submissions to 2020 ArabLit Story Prize Tick tock, it’s time to send in your submissions to the 2020 ArabLit Story Prize: The ArabLit Story Prize is an award for the best short stories, in any genre, newly translated from Arabic into English. Submission materials must include: 1) Cover letter with the name

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The Poetry of Sudanese Band Iged al-Jalad: ‘Offering the Starving a Bite’

The Poetry of Sudanese Band Iged al-Jalad: ‘Offering the Starving a Bite’ The most exhilarating aspect to the lyrics of Sudanese band, Lemya Shammat writes, is that they “give voice to the neglected, disadvantaged, and those who are left behind”: By Lemya Shammat Iged al-Jalad is a widely adored Sudanese band. It provided the band

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Liverpool Arab Arts Festival Starts Tomorrow, Online

Other literary events will include spoken-word performances by Lisa Luxx, a poet and social activist of British Syrian heritage who is the LAAF 2020 Artist-in-residence, as well as a workshop with award-winning Palestinian-American author Ibtisam Barakat, winner of this year’s Sheikh Zayed Book Award in the “children’s literature” category, and an evening with Arabist Tim

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Wen-chin Ouyang on Bringing Together Arabic أدب and Chinese 文

More importantly, it has connected for me my three literary cultures: the contemporary humanities, pre-modern Arabic adab, and classical Chinese wen. This is the type of transformation that offers entry points into a three-way inter-temporal as well as inter-cultural conversations. Issues of transmission, the movement of stories through space and time? This modernized ideal man-woman

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Sunday Submissions: Last Day to Apply for ‘Connect ME Digital Residency’

“A pair cannot be changed once the project has commenced, and it is each pair’s responsibility to ensure that they work well together to produce the project outcomes. “Must be available to participate in the project during the dates specified in the Open Call. “Creative possibilities of digital technologies and collaboration across borders are at

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