: Forthcoming in Translation: 21 Books for the Second Half of 2019

Arablit list of 21 works forthcoming in translation, translated from Arabic, Tamazight, and French, in the second half of 2019.


The Dream of a Baghdad Night

A story from One Thousand and One Nights “Ḥikāyatu iflāsi rajulin min baḡdād” A man from Baghdad loses all his wealth. One night, a voice in his dreams reveals to him that his fortune is in Cairo and bids him to go there. Upon reaching Cairo, he decides to spend the night in a mosque. ... Continue Reading →

Victoria University Short Story Prize for New Writers The victoria University Short Story prize is open for new or emerging writers from all around the world. The first prize is $6000 and two runner-up prizes of $1000. all three winners will be published in spring issue of Overland . The prize is for original pieces... Continue Reading →

Culture: Yemen: A trip to Sanaa

A City of Gardens, Greeks and Turks The city was also home to a sizeable Greek population; the Greeks owned all kinds of stores, selling matches, cigarette papers, tins of sardines, paraffin lamps, mirrors, clothes and all kinds of alcoholic beverages. They had previously been employed in the excavation of the Suez Canal in Egypt.... Continue Reading →

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