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The Bride of Amman – Q&A with Translator Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp

Following my review of Fadi Zaghmout’s The Bride of Amman, I took the chance to catch up with translator Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp for a chat about translating the book. How did you get involved with the project? Was it something … Continue reading

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The Bride of Amman

I have heard a lot about The Bride of Amman as a work in progress from my translator friend Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp, so I was very pleased to be offered an ebook copy for review by Hong Kong based publisher … Continue reading

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The Yacoubian Building – Arabic vignettes by Alaa Al Aswany, translated by Humphrey Davies

I’ve been reading Alaa Al Aswany’s The Yacoubian Building lately. It’s not very long, but it’s taken me a while to get through it as I’ve been continually distracted by other things. I picked it up because it sounded interesting, … Continue reading

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