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Reem Bassiouney’s The Mamluk Trilogy Wins the Naguib Mahfouz Award for Best Egyptian Novel of the Year

Acclaimed Egypatian author and professor Reem Bassiouney has been awarded the 2019/2020 Naguib Mahfouz Award for the Best Egyptian Novel of the Year for her seventh novel Sons of the People: The Mamluk Triology.  Released in 2018, the novel “aims to approach history with a deeper outlook on the human experience of the Mamluks in […]

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GoFundMe | Donate to Help Egyptian Writer and Feminist Icon Nawal El Saadawi Undergo Medical Care

The Egyptian writer and feminist icon Nawal El Sadaawi is ill. To foot her medical bills, a GoFundMe appeal was set up on February 13 to raise $20,000. So far, 76 people have responded with donations amounting to $4,780. The author, in Arabic and in English, of sixteen novels, fifteen nonfiction books, nine short story […]

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Previously Unseen Stories by Naguib Mahfouz Set for December Publication

Previously unseen short stories by the late Egyptian Nobel Prize laureate Naguib Mahfouz will be published on 11 December, his 107th birthday, according to Al Ahram and Egyptian Streets. The book will be released by publishers Dar al Saqi in Arabic, to be followed by an English translation by longtime Mahfouz collaborator Roger Allen. In the book […]

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Boubacar Boris Diop, Basma Abdel Aziz and Abdellatif Laabi Longlisted for the 2017 Best Translated Book Prize

Thirty-five books have been named on the fiction and poetry longlists of the 2017 Best Translated Book Prize. On the 25-strong fiction list are Senegalese author Boubacar Baris Diop’s novel Doomi Golo: The Hidden Notebooks and Egyptian author Basma Abdel Aziz’s novel The Queue, and on the 10-strong poetry list is Moroccan author Abdellatif Laabi’s collection In Praise of […]

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Lolwe is a literary magazine founded in January 2020 by Kenyan writer and editor Troy Onyango. One of the magazine’s […]

Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other, Shortlisted for The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction

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Tomi Adeyemi Recommends 5 Books to Escape Into While You’re Social Distancing

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Wondering what’s on Tomi Adeyemi’s quarantine reading list? Adeyemi recently shared five books she is reading (and re-reading) during the […]

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