Topic: Translation

Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali (photo: KEYSTONE/picture-alliance)

Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali

Tackling the tornado of history

Sadly familiar with disasters: iftar meal in Aleppo, another city destroyed by Russian bombs, pictured in late April 2022 (photo: picture-alliance)

Khaled Khalifa’s “No One Prayed Over Their Graves”

The maelstrom of Aleppo

Algerian ethnologist and poet Habib Tengour (photo: private)

Book fair in Algiers

Habib Tengour and the "Poems of the World"

Nobel Prize for Literature winner Abdulrazak Gurnah is from Zanzibar, has lived in the UK since he was 18 (photo: Matt Dunham/AP/picture-alliance)

Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah

Exile, migration and the art of writing

Translations of the Koran in different languages (source: gloqur.de)

The Global Qur'an

Searching the suras

Iranian author Fariba Vafi (photo: Nashr-e Markaz)

Fariba Vafi's "Die Reise im Zug"

Portrait of a mother

Roses on the grave of the poet Hafez in Shiraz, Iran (photo: Marian Brehmer)

Persian poetry in the 21st century

The poem in contemporary Iran

Preparing Medicine from Honey: Arabic translation of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides, 1224 CE. Calligrapher: ‘Abdullah ibn al-Fadl. Iraq (source: The Met https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/451400; Public Domain)

"The Book of Charlatans"

Mediaeval Syria's answer to Mark Twain

Saif Ghobash Banipal Translation Prize logo (source: arablit.org)

Dialogue of cultures

Banipal Translation Prize 2021: Shortlist of 5

Jordanian author Jalal Barjas, this year's winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (photo: IPAF)

Interview with Jordanian novelist Jalal Barjas

"Some Arab writers present distorted images of their societies"

The author Fatima Daas (photo: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)

Book review: Fatima Daas' "The Last One"

Confessions of a Muslim woman

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