A Crime in Ramallah, Abbad Yahya

The Words without Borders July 2017 issue “Divided Countries” includes an excerpt I’ve translated of A Crime in Ramallah by Palestinian author Abbad Yahya. In this excerpt, Noor  – one of three narrators in the novel – remembers his adolescence in Palestine, marked by the second intifada. You can also listen to the extract on SoundCloud and read the original text in Arabic on the Words without Borders website. The … Continue reading A Crime in Ramallah, Abbad Yahya

The Bride of Amman – extract in Words without Borders

Last week saw the publication of an extract I translated from Fadi Zaghmout‘s fascinating novel of sexuality and gender politics in Jordan, The Amman Bride, in Words without Borders. If you read Arabic, you can read both the English and the original text (Arous Amman) side by side online, which is something I love about Words without Borders magazine. (Update: this novel was published in … Continue reading The Bride of Amman – extract in Words without Borders