Check out this article on this year’s Emirates Lit Fest about Arabic sf and what Egyptian writer Ahmen Khaled Towfik says about the genre’s place in Arab culture.
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The latest issue of World Literature Today focuses on “Dystopian Visions” and includes a lot of SF in Translation (reviews, interviews, and essays)! Review: Randiant Terminus by Antoine Volodine, translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman Review: Iraq + 100: Stories From a Century After the Invasion edited by Hassan Blasim Review: The Doomed City and The
Among the recipients of the 2017 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants this year is Joyce Zonana “for her translation of This Land That Is Like You by Tobie Nathan, a novel set in the Jewish quarter of Cairo in the early part of the twentieth century. Written in French by an Egyptian-born ethno-psychiatrist, diplomat, and writer,
translated by Elisabeth Jaquette Melville House May 24, 2016 224 pages There aren’t any starships or spirits in The Queue; no mutant alien viruses or Martian colonies, either. And yet, it is speculative fiction, because Basma Abdel Aziz has taken the reality of Egypt’s oppressive security apparatus and its impact on people’s lives and