Monthly Archives: November 2011

In Other Words: When Translation Stifles Local Talent

Meanwhile, in Al Masry Al Youm this week, I argue that translation isn’t always a good thing. Even the semi-awake reader will notice that I just called for more translation of children’s books (out of Arabic). But what about into Arabic? … Continue reading

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طيري ياطيارة Wins Etisalat Prize 2011!

Congratulations to  أماني العشماوي and Nahdet Masr on winning the 2011 Etisalat prize from a field of very worthy books. The field for 2011 was strong, and unlike 2010, when the judges said they all just knew immediately that النقطة السوداء  was … Continue reading

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If You’re in the UAE, Don’t Miss…

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New Books for Emirati Teens: Meet the Challenge on Nov. 19

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Why Translate Children’s Books (from Arabic)?

I gave a very short talk this morning (I hope, at least, my brevity was appreciated!) at the Sharjah International Book Fair’s pre-fair professional program. It was a follow-up to our discussion yesterday about Arabic literature in (and out of) … Continue reading

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