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Arab Women Writers Recommend Their Favorite Arab Women Writers

In 2014, ArabLit did a very popular “Year of Reading Arab Women.” A number of readers asked for a follow-up in 2015. 

Here, nine acclaimed Arab women writers choose favorite novels by other Arab women writers.

>Recommendation from Mansoura Ezz Eldin

Hoda Barakat’s Stone of

12 ‘Impossible’ and ‘Rebellious’ Stories Translated from Arabic to Serbian to English

The European Cultural Foundation has made an English translation (of the Serbian translations) of 12 Impossibles: Stories by Rebellious Arab Writers available online:

According to the book’s introduction, by Milena Dragićević Šešić, this book has been in the works since the

Second ‘And Other Stories’ Arabic Reading Group Launches This Month

The And Other Stories Arabic Reading Group is back with three more Syrian books being considered for publication in English:

The first AOS group that focused on Arabic writing met in the fall of 2013 and read three books chosen by acclaimed Syrian author Samar

Possibilities and Pitfalls: Building a Fantasy Series in Arabic

Award-winning Emirati science-fiction author Noura Al Noman, with two books published in her Ajwan series, looks at the possibilities and pitfalls of a new Arabic fantasy series by Islam Idris:

By Noura Al Noman

I stumbled upon this trilogy at the 2014 Sharjah International

Ibn Fadlan’s ‘Mission to the Volga': An Extraordinary Narrative by a Not-so-extraordinary Writer

In a new volume from the Library of Arabic Literature, James E. Montgomery re-translates the extraordinary story of Ibn Faḍlān’s Mission to the Volga:

The singular narrative shares space with Tim Mackintosh-Smith’s translation of Abū Zayd al-Sīrāfī’s Accounts of

Book review To Dad with Love
Now this one is a rare affair. While one usually finds a celebrity putting together an autobiography or a noted author being brought on board to do a biography, To Dad With Love is a rare book where the author is celebrity's daughter. SunainaRoshan, daughter of RakeshRoshan, lovingly puts
Remembering Novelist Radwa Ashour, Urging Sadness to ‘Walk Out the Door’

On Sunday afternoon in Cairo, a group of readers, writers, critics, academics, and friends got together to remember Egyptian novelist Radwa Ashour, who died at the end of November:

By Amira Abd El-Khalek

On Sunday Jan. 11, a tribute was held by the Faculty of Arts of Ain Shams University

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