voices of palenstine and Arabic world

Yesterday I reviewed Raja Shehedeh book A rift in time ,I love fiction from the middle east and north africa so I thought I give you some starting places to find out more about this vibrant writing .I hope you find these helpful firstly a book .

Beirut 39

Which was a tie in publication fromthe hay festival last year it feature stories novel extracts and poetry from 39 writers under 39 from all over the arabic world a great look at who is hot in arabic writing at the moment .There are three great Palenstine writers here if you want to follow on from reading Raja

A BLOG

arabic literature is a blog written by a Egyptian ,it feature news and interviews from the arabic world and also had a summer reading challenge last year with a wonderful list of books by the good and the great of arabic literature  .A blog worth following

Publishers

The uk based Banipal specialize in abraic fiction ,I have read a few of there books and they always choice suprising books ,they also do a magazine of new writing three times a year .

the cario based American university of cario press ,the majour publish of arabic translations in English .

Profile and serpents tail in the uk publish a number of books including Raja’s back catalogue .

So here is a few places to start reading ,do you have a favourite book from the middle east ?

 

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