Looking for More? Other new writing from the Muslim world

In addition to Tablet & Pen, featured in Little Star this week, there are suddenly lots of opportunities to sample writing old and new from the Muslim world in English, such as

Beirut 39: New Writing From The Arab World, edited by Samuel Shimon for the Hay Festival in Wales, with an introduction by a writer we love, Hanan al-Shaykh

A new issue of Granta devoted to Pakistan (they offer the sprightly graphic below)

Words Without Borders’ own September issue on Urdu fiction from India

And, coming in January, Modern Poetry of Pakistan, edited by Iftikhar Arif, from another excellent small press we haven’t yet had a chance to appreciate, Dalkey Archive. Modern Poetry of Pakistan includes work not only translated from Urdu but also other regional languages of Pakhistan! Baluchi, Kashmiri, Panjabi, Pashto, Seraiki, and Sindhi. And, incidentally, their celebrated Best European Fiction series, edited by Aleksandar Hemon, includes work from Turkey, Albania, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The 2011 installment is due in immanently, with an introduction by Colum McCann.

Granta: Pakistan from Granta magazine on Vimeo.

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One Response to Looking for More? Other new writing from the Muslim world

  1. Tori Truslow says:

    Glad I found this, the links look lovely. There’s also the special Arab/Muslim issue of Apex Magazine. Dark fantasy from Arab and Muslim perspectives? Oh YES! Get it here: http://apexbookcompany.com/apex-online/