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In other words: Cairo hosts its first-ever ‘translation slam’
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In other words: Cairo hosts its first-ever ‘translation slam’

UPDATE: In consideration of the events happening in Egypt, the British Council announces the postponement of the Edinburgh World Writers’…
In other words: Translating Egypt’s revolution
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In other words: Translating Egypt’s revolution

For Samia Mehrez, “Translating Egypt’s Revolution: The Language of Tahrir” is not a project that could be begun now. Most…
In other words: Why is Mutanabbi so rarely translated into English?
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In other words: Why is Mutanabbi so rarely translated into English?

“Give me verse like that, give me a poet like Abu Tayeb al-Mutanabbi, and I’ll go with you to the…
In other words: The blown-up bridges of translation in Mona Baker’s ‘Translation as (Re)Narration’
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In other words: The blown-up bridges of translation in Mona Baker’s ‘Translation as (Re)Narration’

DOHA — In “Translation in and of the World,” a three-day-conference organized in Doha by the Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation, the…
In other words: James Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’ in Arabic
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In other words: James Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’ in Arabic

This April, the Irish capital celebrates James Joyce’s story collection “Dubliners” in its annual “Dublin: One city, one book” initiative.…
In other words: The things a word carries
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In other words: The things a word carries

“Muslim” and “Moslem” are nothing more than “two different spellings of the same word,” according to the US-based Center for…
In other words: Spotlight on Banipal Prize awardee Barbara Romaine
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In other words: Spotlight on Banipal Prize awardee Barbara Romaine

Next week, the winners of the annual Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation will be celebrated in London. When the…
In other words: A fresh take on Mahfouz translations
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In other words: A fresh take on Mahfouz translations

For years, a complete translation of “The Cairo Trilogy,” Naguib Mahfouz's best-known work, “had been sitting in a closet at…
In other words: First Translators Syndicate in formation
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In other words: First Translators Syndicate in formation

Three years ago, several groups of translators working in the literary, journalistic and business fields took the first step to…
In other words: When translation stifles local talent
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In other words: When translation stifles local talent

In the US and UK, the word “translation” is often an instant buzz-kill for publishers. Most consider translation synonymous with…
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