Episode 34 of the Bulaq podcast featured guest Ruqaya Izzidien, author of the Betty Trask-shortlisted The Watermelon Boys and the force behind Muslim Impossible:
Izzidien is also the editor behind Muslim Impossible, a new website that “reviews fictional Muslim and Arab characters in film, TV and literature that are unbelievable, poorly-researched or prejudiced.”
In that vein, we talked about George Orwell’s “Marrakech” essay, disagreeing about whether it falls in that category. Interestingly, there is a video and translation of part of the essay into Darija by a Moroccan YouTuber.
Listen to all of Episode 34.
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