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Actions for Poet Ashraf Fayadh, Given Death Sentence in Saudi; Poems from Disputed ‘Instructions Within’ in New Translation

English PEN is taking action on behalf of Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, who was given a death sentence in Saudi last week:

The organization has been holding regular vigils outside the Saudi Embassy in London in support of Raif Badawi and Waleed Abulkhair since January 2015. This

Jonas Hassen Khemiri Wins Leading Swedish Literary Prize for ‘Allt Jag Inte Minns’

Tunisian-Swedish novelist and playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri has taken the Augustpriset, a leading Swedish literary award, for his novel Allt jag inte minns:

The winning novel, All I Don’t Remember, starts with the death of a man named Samuel in a car crash, and

The Paradoxes of Women and Freedom in Abdulaziz al-Mahmoud’s ‘The Holy Sail’

The Holy Sail (2014 Arabic, 2015 English) is Qatari journalist Abulaziz al-Mahmoud’s sophomore novel, coming on the heels of his popular and well-constructed The Corsair (2011 Arabic, 2013 English):

Unfortunately, while The Corsair successfully wove together

The Women of Algeria’s Folktales

What are the women of Algeria’s myths trying to tell us?

By Nadia Ghanem

I am sitting on the steps outside my flat with Zoubeida Mameria’s weighty three-volume collection of Algerian myths, Tales from the Land of Algeria (Contes du Terroir Algerien, 2013) on my

Palestinian Writer Sentenced to Death in Saudi for Poems that Threaten Saudi Morality

Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, who has been in jail in Saudi for nearly two years for spreading atheism, insulting the Godly self, and having ideas that threaten Saudi society, has now been sentenced to death:

Fayadh was jailed in January 2014, charged based on

On Why I Translated Zakaria Tamer’s Stories from Arabic into Sardinian

Why translate Zakaria Tamer’s stories into Sardinian when you could translate them into Italian?

By Alessandro Columbu 

Columbu with Zakaria Tamer.

On October 2, Segamentu de Ancas, the Sardinian translation of Zakaria Tamer’s Taksir Rukab (Riyad

Book review - Maithili Raos Smita Patil - A Brief Incandescence
Smita Patil - The name immediately brings on memories as diverse as Mirch Masala (very obvious), Arth, Ardh Satya and Mandi to Nama Halal, Shakti and (guess what) Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki. Oh yes, as you begin to think more, other films like Manthan (due to that beautiful song), Waaris

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