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When it takes up to four million pounds of sand to frack a single well, it’s no wonder that demand is outpacing supply and frack sand producers are becoming the biggest behind-the-scenes beneficiaries of the American oil and gas boom.

Demand is exploding for “frac sand”--a durable, high-purity

Yesterday, the University of Arkansas formally announced the co-winners of their 2014 Arabic Translation Prize. Today, a story first published in Banipal from co-winning author Hisham Bustani, trans. co-winning translator Thoraya El-Rayyes:

Hisham Bustani

Translated from Arabic by

Best Video Graphics Cards For The Money   Replacing your video card for better performance can be fun but expensive – here are some top picks

By Stephen Pate – A video card can last the life of your computer or go poof in a second. My Nvidia GTX560 died this summer on a hot day and I was faced with replacing it. It

Holiday Gifts for Travelers

Every year we try to come up with some great gifts for the travelers on your Christmas list; from that perfect gift for that special someone to some wonderful stocking stuffers for traveler friends or lovers, our list has something for everyone.

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Two Winners of This Year’s University of Arkansas Translation Prize

For the first time, two works have been chosen as co-winners of the University of Arkansas Award for the Translation of Arabic Literature, which is set to be announced today at the Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA) annual meeting:

The co-winners are:

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‘Diary of a Muslim Jew’: And Yes, That’s the Book’s Title

We have become so accustomed to thinking of religion as a place of singularity in human identity that Diary of a Jewish Musilm gives all the shock in translation that author Kamal Ruhayyim surely intended in the original:

It was — as I have written earlier – beginning

Egyptian Novelist Mohamed Nagui Dies at 68

gyptian novelist and poet Mohamed Nagui died in Paris after undergoing liver surgery. He was 68:

Nagui, who won the Nile Award (formerly State Excellence Award) in 2013, had been ill for several years.

He was born in Gharbiya governorate in 1946 and wrote poetry before turning to

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