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Marcia Lynx Qualey


Qualey lives in Cairo. She writes about Arabic literature and the literature of the Arab diasporas for various magazines and at

In African Writing:


A View from the North  11 (Review)


The “not-quite-a-renaissance” of Arabic literature — as it’s been called by critic Rasheed al-Enany — has, in the last decade, been gaining attention outside of the Arabic-reading world. North African literature has traditionally been separated from literatures called “African.” But a recent surge in translations and publications has made Arabic literature more accessible to readers south of the Sahara. According to leading Arabic-English translator Humphrey Davies, this boom began in 2001.



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