With more than 10 publishing and distribution houses from Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and Kuwait represented, (bringing books from around the globe) there was much to see and do over the three book halls and three events rooms. Continue reading
Or learn Arabic more generally?
Check out Nathan’s 20 tips on reaching fluency
Take a gander at his compiled list of useful resources on how to study Arabic and it’ll be no time till you’re picking up a novel.
My own advice? Pick a book, start reading and just keep going. Look up words for the first chapter then only look up key words to keep you going. Once you’re done, go back and read sections you’re unsure of. This was how I got through my first Arabic novel on my own. It took about a month of solid reading, and was only 150 pages, but, you have to start somewhere!
A conversation between editors of Arabic writing in translation and writers of Arabic fiction: what can be done better? With bigwigs Hassan Blasim and Hisham Bustan with folks from interlink and penguin.
Ever wonder about Palestinian literature? Not sure what there is or where to start? Six clicks and the answer is yours (ok, seven including this one) Continue reading
Tahṭa shams al-dụḥā (Under the Mid-morning Sun, 2004) is a novel about the writing of a play. Its one of my favourites in Ibrahim Nasrallah’s Palestine Comedies series and has yet to be translated into English. But lucky you, here I am with an excerpt.