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Arabic Poetry Conference @ Boise State University

April 20th, 2016 · No Comments · Arab Culture, Arabic, Maghreb, Maghrebi Literature, Mashreq, Middle East, Poetry Festival, Poetry readings, Translation

ARAB POETRY CONFERENCE مرءتمر الثعر العربي Thursday 4/21/16 3-5pm. Panel: On Arab Literature Today. Bishop Barnwell Room 3-4: MAGHREB: Pierre Joris & Habib Tengour present Poems for the Millennium Maghreb Anthology 4-5: MASHREQ: Osama Alomar and Faiza Sultan present the situation of poetry in the Mashreq. 6-8pm.  Poetry Reading by Faiza Sultan & Osama Alomar, followed by […]

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Fatema Mernissi (1940-2015)

December 4th, 2015 · No Comments · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Essays, Intellectuals, Maghreb, Obituaries

Sad news this: Fatema Mernissi was a major voice for women inthe Maghreb over the years — I found that her books were also very useful to wake up my American students. Her memoir Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood is a must read. Thanks to Arab Literature (in English). BY MLYNXQUALEY on […]

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MOROCCO IN ‘OPEN CONFRONTATION WITH THE ARABIC LANGUAGE(S)’?

June 29th, 2015 · No Comments · Arab Culture, Arabic, Language, Maghreb

BY MLYNXQUALEY on JUNE 25, 2015 • ( 2 ) Morocco’s “National Coalition for Arabic” is reportedly up in arms over a Ramadan sitcom it says “mocks the Arabic language”; a government minister says speaking formal Arabic causes her “a fever”; a recent report suggests teaching Darija, or Moroccan Arabic, in early primary: An ordinary summer in […]

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The Bridge: On North African literature: Pierre Joris & André Naffis-Sahely

April 13th, 2015 · No Comments · Literature, Live Reading, Maghreb, Poetry, Poetry readings

Bridge Series and the PEN Translation Committee invites you to PEN American Center‘s event: The Bridge: On North African literature: Pierre Joris & André Naffis-Sahely Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00pm in EDT McNally Jackson Books in New York, New York Join poets and translators Pierre Joris and André Naffis-Sahely to hear their translations of noted North […]

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Warm Dusklands on a Very Cold New York Day

January 7th, 2014 · No Comments · Arab Culture, Berber Literature, Maghreb, Middle East, Travel

On the coldest day (so far!) of the year here in New York, why not warm up by reading Robin Yassin-Kassab‘s account of his trip through Morocco — which ends up on summer afternoon in Marrakesh where it is 47 degrees Celsius — or 116 degrees Fahrenheit! Of course, if you have my Poems for […]

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Maghreb Anthology Presentation @ NYU

September 24th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Algeria, Amazigh Poetry, Arab Culture, Berber Literature, Conference, Maghreb, Maghrebi Literature, Poetry, Translation

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Meddeb’s Islam & the Challenge of Civilization

June 22nd, 2013 · 1 Comment · Arab Culture, Book Review, Intellectuals, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists, Maghreb

If yesterday I posted Hind Meddeb’s letter from Tunis — an urgent cry for human rights &, I think, an accurate evaluation of the situation in Tunisia post-Arab Spring — I want to point today to her father, Abdelwahab Meddeb’s, latest book in English translation, out earlier this year from Fordham University press & translated […]

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Letter on (In)Justice in Tunisia by Hind Meddeb

June 21st, 2013 · 1 Comment · "Arab Spring", Freedom of Speech, Human rights, Journalism, Maghreb, Tunisia

The Tunisian poet & scholar Abdelwahab Meddeb forwarded me the following letter by his daughter Hind Meddeb, a cinematographer & journalist. It goes to the heart of the matter of how in Tunisia, the country where it started, the Arab Spring is being shunted toward yet another authoritarian police regime. This Monday, June 17, I […]

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Asymptote Review of Millennium Vol IV

April 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment · Criticism, Cultural Studies, Literary Magazines & Reviews, Maghreb, Poetry

Beatriz Leal Riesco reviews Poems for the Millennium, Volume Four: The University of California Book of North African Literature Edited by Pierre Joris and Habib Tengour (University of California Press, 2013) To bring together for the first time for the English-speaking public a broad range of texts from North Africa, ranging from ancient myths from the […]

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The Maghrebi anthology …

December 23rd, 2012 · 6 Comments · Anthology, Book Launch, Maghreb, Uncategorized

…or the book Habib Tengour & I kept referring to as Diwan Iffrikyia all the years we worked on it, & that UCP calls The University of California Book of North African Literature, has now its Amazon site, which does allow you to check out the table of contents and read some (20%, they say) of the […]

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