Emerging Arab Voices: Nadwa 1: A Bilingual Reader, Edited by Peter Clark
In November 2009 the International Prize for Arabic Fiction organised a workshop for eight critically-acclaimed writers from Egypt, Sudan, Tunisia, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. This bilingual volume brings together the eight pieces produced during the workshop and showcases the creativity of this younger generation of Arab writers. We find here a range of styles and themes: social realism from Egypt, a tale from the deserts of Darfur, a grim farcical allegory from Tunisia, family drama from Saudi Arabia, a story that explores home and exile against the backdrop of Sana'a. Emerging Arab Voices represents some of the best work by contemporary writers in the Arab world today.
Emerging Arab Voices: Nadwa 1: A Bilingual Reader - About the Author(s)
Editor: Peter Clark is a Middle East specialist and former Cultural Attache at the British Council. He has translated fiction, history, drama and poetry from Arabic since 1980. He has lived and worked in seven Arab countries, is a Trustee of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction and a Contributing Editor of Banipal. Introduction by: Inaam Kachachi was born in Baghdad in 1952. Inaam Kachachi's debut novel, The American Granddaughter, was shortlisted for the 2008-9 International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Jabbour Douaihy was born in 1949 in Lebanon. He is the author of a collection of short stories and two novels. Douaihy's June rain was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2007-8.
Emerging Arab Voices: Nadwa 1: A Bilingual Reader - Review
'A well chosen collection of some of the best Arab writers I have come across, with a broad spectrum of themes...and beautifully rendered into English.' --Raja Shehadeh