Sunday, November 23, 2014 12:20 PM
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The last month has been a tense time in Benghazi. Hundreds have died in the fight for Libya’s second city, and literary hopes — like others — have been put on hold. But Nada Elfeituri still writes, and still holds a candle for the “Young Writers of Benghazi” group:
The Egyptian Board on Books for Young People (EBBY) has begun its new life with a talk at Al-Balsam Bookstore in Mohandiseen. Two problem areas were highlighted — the lack of Arabic books for toddlers and for teens:
By Dina ElAbd
Rania Amin is talking with her hands. Photo credit: Balsam Saad.
This essay first appeared on Baraza, a critical collaboration on the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa:
By Xavier Luffin
“People don’t know what it means to become an Arab at six years old,” writes Somali author Mohammad Ali Diriye on the back cover of his short story
The Sharjah International Book Fair ended on the 15th, and — by the numbers — it was the most successful in that city’s book fairs yet, drawing a number of visitors (or visits?) that puts it in league with the mammoth Cairo and Riyadh book fairs in terms of attendance:
The sign comes down
n Nov. 20, a number of Library of Arabic Literature (LAL) stalwarts will be found at the Penn Bookstore in Philadelphia, giving a talk about “A Corpus, Not a Canon: Translating Classical Arabic for the Modern Reader”:
The talk will feature LAL Editorial Board members Shawkat Toorawa, who could
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