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[29 Nov 2017 | No Comment | 70 views]
Najwa Bin Shatwan “The Slave Pens”

Benghazi, Lybia, some time in the first half of the past century, Atiqa now a free woman, hears the story of her mother’s life as a slave and lover for the first time.

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[29 Nov 2017 | No Comment | 203 views]
Samar Yazbek “19 Women: Stories of resilience from Syria”

The women of Syria have to fight not only the Regime, or the Islamist rebels; they have to fight the whole of a patriarchal society, including male revolutionaries. Yazbek collects their stories.

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[29 Nov 2017 | No Comment | 102 views]
Hoda Barakat receives the prestigious Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais award

Hoda Barakat wins the Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais prize, in the Novel category. The prize will be given to her during a ceremony in Dubai, in March 2018.
The very prestigious prize has been given in the past to major Arab artists, intellectuals and writers such as Sa’ad Allah Wanous, Abdul Rahman Mouneef, Nizar Qabbani, Edward Al Kharrat, Jamal Al Ghitani, Edward Said, Zakaria Tamir, Mahmoud Darwish, Adonis, Elias Khoury, Amin Maalouf, and many more.
 
 

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[27 Sep 2017 | No Comment | 138 views]
Antoon’s “The pomegranate alone” wins the Arab World Institute-Lagardere award for Arabic literature – while Khalifa’s “No knives” gets a special mention

The prize for Arabic Literature was created in 2013 by the Foundation Jean-Luc Lagardère and the Arab World Institute in Paris. The 10,000 euros prize rewards one author (national of a state member of the Arab ligue) of a literary work written or translated into French. The prize will be awarded on October 18th in Paris, by former minister of culture Jack Lang during a ceremony that takes place at the Arab World Institute.

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[24 May 2017 | No Comment | 107 views]
Arabic literature in Macedonian territory

Both fellows of the Sharjah International Book Fair’s professional program in 2016, Prozart Media and Bata Press have acquired rights to Arabic literature to translate into Macedonian.

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[30 Nov 2016 | No Comment | 183 views]
The French prize of the Best Foreign Book was awarded to Yazbek’s The Crossing yesterday!

This is a translation of an article by Gregoire Lemenager for Nouvel Observateur.
The prize for the Best Foreign Book (Meilleur Livre Etranger), the jury of which includes critics and publishers, is awarded on 29 November. There are two awards, one for fiction and one for non-fiction.
In the non-fiction category, the prize was awarded to Samar Yazbek’s The Crossing.