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‘For Whom the Lips Smile': New Fiction in Translation

Translator Vivian Fayez has been collecting short stories set in Egypt during January and February 2011. This story, by Khaled Zohni, is “For Whom the Lips Smile”:

By Khaled Zohni

Translated by Vivian Fayez Mina


The cold’s crushing me. It’s brutal.

A Comparative Balancing Act: Arabic Literature Is from Mars, English Literature from Venus

The third session of “A Corpus Not a Canon: A Workshop on the Library of Arabic Literature,” a panel series hosted by Dame Marina Warner and LAL General Editor Philip Kennedy at All Souls College, Oxford in April, focused on “LAL’s importance to comparative

Egypt to ‘Purge and Confiscate’ at Mosque Libraries

Egyptian authorities made statements Monday and Tuesday, saying that they are planning to remove books that “incite extremism” from mosques:

To be banned?

The Ministry of Religious Endowments said, in a Monday statement, that it plans to remove all

Genre, Anxiety, and the Plurivocality of the Arabic Tradition

The second session of the “A Corpus Not a Canon: A Workshop on the Library of Arabic Literature,” a panel series hosted by Dame Marina Warner and LAL General Editor Philip Kennedy at All Souls College, Oxford, this April. focused on the different genres and modes of

The Book Of Khartoum Wins 2015 PEN Translates Award

PEN announced thirteen winners of its 2015 “PEN Translates” grants yesterday. Among them was The Book of Khartoum, edited by ArabLit contributors Raphael Cormack and Max Shmookler:

PEN also announced “increased opportunities for publishers seeking

The Return of ‘The Arab of the Future’

The second comic in Riad Sattouf’s award-winning L’Arabe du Futur series, titled L’Arabe du Futur 2,”was released in France on June 11, and is already garnering wide attention:

From Sattouf’s Twitter profile.

According to La Libre:

Battle over Free Speech for Artists and Writers in Israel

In mid-April, pots began banging over Parallel Time, a production for which the state froze Haifa-based al-Midan Theatre’s financing. The state also began an investigation into the theatre’s financing, and the Education Ministry

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