Khalid Abdalla: 'I didn't have the right to play Arab roles unless I had lived the struggle'

The Kite Runner actor is also an activist involved in documenting Egypt’s uprising and subsequent collapse. So why has the Cairo premiere of his new film been called off? For Khalid Abdalla, the boundary between life and art has repeatedly blurred and shifted over the past six years. The actor, best known for his roles in films such as The Kite

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Megan Berkobien on Establishing the ‘Emerging Translators Collective’

BY MLYNXQUALEY on NOVEMBER 4, 2016 At this year’s American Literary Translators Association conference, Megan Berkobien talked at a panel that went beyond #namethetranslators about the Emerging Translators Collective she helped found at the University of Michigan.Post-panel, she answered a few questions for ArabLit: Why “alternative and collaborative publication models” for bringing translations into English? What’s not working about the existing ones?  Megan Berkobien: I knew I

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ARABIC LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION: POLITICS AND POETICS

CLINA: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF TRANSLATION, INTERPRETING AND INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION TABLE OF CONTENTS FOREWORD Arabic Literature in Translation: Politics and Poetics PDF Tarek SHAMMA 7-11 ARTICLES Translating contemporary Arabic literature: a pleasure with many obstacles PDF Hartmut FÄHNDRICH 13-28 European Translations of the Thousand and One Nights and their reception: Orientalist falsification or literary fascination? PDF Richard van LEEUWEN 29-41

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Internet wasn't real hero of Egypt

By Rebecca MacKinnon, Special to CNN February 12, 2011 Editor’s note: Rebecca MacKinnon is a Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the New America Foundation, co-founder of the international bloggers’ network Global Voices Online and a founding member of the Global Network Initiative. Her book, “Consent of the Networked,” will be published this year by Basic Books.  (CNN) — When asked what he thought of

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Faber signs remarkable debut: The City Always Wins

Faber  |  13 April 2016 Faber signs a remarkable debut The City Always Wins amidst major rights excitement at the London Book Fair Faber is delighted to announce an extraordinary and important first novel by Omar Robert Hamilton. David Godwin sold Lee Brackstone World Rights excluding US. The novel is scheduled for publication in Spring 2017. The City Always Wins is a remarkable novel from the psychological

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Arwa Salih's The Premature: Gendering the History of the Egyptian Left

By Hanan Hammed This article examines the intellectual legacy of the Egyptian Marxist Arwa Salih (1953-97) in order to trace an intimate history of the Egyptian left. Gender relations among comrades have underpinned the movement that has enveloped women’s rights in the folds of national and class struggles. In her short life, Salih was a veteran underground activist and, from

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Translation and Memory

TranscUlturAl, A Journal of Translation and Cultural Studies Volume 8, Number 1 (2016) Table of Contents ARTICLES Introduction: Mnemosyne in Translation Anne Malena PDF 1-4 Alexander’s Gate and the Unclean Nations: Translation, Textual Appropriation, and the Construction of Barriers Benjamin Garstad PDF PDF 5-16 Making Your Memory Mine: Marie de France and the Adventures of the Bretons Jeffrey S. Longard PDF PDF

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The AALITRA Review no. 11

We are pleased to announce that issue no. 11 of The AALITRA Review: A Journal of Literary Translation just been published. It contains eleven peer-reviewed contributions – articles, reviews, translations – by translators and academics working with a range of languages and literatures. The table of contents appears below. Articles can be accessed at https://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/ojs/index.php/AALITRA/index The AALITRA Review: A Journal

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