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Marwa Helal’s Invasive Species by Safia Elhillo
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For Marwa Helal and me, the histories of our two countries—Egypt and Sudan—are inextricably linked, our shared Nile both the most obvious and fertile metaphor.

Robert Wyatt by Shadia Mansour
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Musician and composer Robert Wyatt, renowned for his vocals and complex blends of pop, jazz, and world music, bridges the generation gap with the emerging “first lady of Arabic hip-hop” Shadia Mansour.

Indran Amirthanayagam and Adam Zameenzad
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“Writing a novel requires a lot of digging out, chucking away, selecting, molding, shaping, and reshaping of all the above; and then hoping for the best.”

Raja Alem by Tom McDonough
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“What does ‘exile’ mean in a globalized world? To feel you’re an exile, you have to have a country you belong to.”

Peter Cole’s The Dream of the Poem by Esther Allen
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The year Columbus found and founded our New World also marked the final end of one particular Old World, the half millennium of rich coexistence and commingling of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish peoples, traditions, and languages in the south of Spain. 

Three Poems by Faraj Bayraqdar

Translation, like any public act, must be strategic to have any effect. 

Nuruddin Farah by Kwame Anthony Appiah

I can’t remember where I first met Nuruddin Farah, but it was at some sort of conference. 

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