Michael Mohammed Ahmad’s “The Lebs”: Depicting Arab Lives in Australia

Michael Mohammed Ahmad — author and founder of ‘Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement” — is launching a new novel, The Lebs, on February 27: By Hend Saeed Ahmad’s essays and short stories have appeared in the Sydney Review of Books, The Guardian, The Australian, Heat Seizure, The Lifted Brow, Meanjin and Best Australian Essays, and his …

Review and Translated Excerpt of the Middle-grade Novel: ‘When Black Laughs’

https://arablit.org/2018/02/08/review-and-translated-excerpt-of-the-middle-grade-novel-when-black-laughs/ Review and Translated Excerpt of the Middle-grade Novel: ‘When Black Laughs’ BY MLYNXQUALEY on FEBRUARY 8, 2018 • ( 0 ) Syrian author Muhannad Al-Aqous’s The Green Braids is shortlisted for this year’s Sheikh Zayed Book Award in the Children’s Literature category. Hend Saeed looks at his earlier middle-grade novel, When Black Laughs: By …

Review and Translated Excerpt: Eman Al Yousuf’s ‘Guardian of the Sun’

https://arablit.org/2018/01/30/review-and-translated-excerpt-eman-al-yousufs-guardian-of-the-sun/   Review and Translated Excerpt: Eman Al Yousuf’s ‘Guardian of the Sun’ BY MLYNXQUALEY on JANUARY 30, 2018 • ( 4 ) Emirati author and columnist Eman Al Yousuf has published two short-story collections and two novels, the latter of which, Guardian of the Sun, was co-winner of first prize at the 2016 Emirates …

ArabLit in Australia: A Conversation with Amal Awad

To help inaugurate Hend Saeed’s new venture, Arabic Literature in Australia, we’re featuring a conversation between Saeed and Palestinian-Australian author Amal Awad: Hend Saeed: A new generation was born in Australia, or any other Western countries, from Arab Parents (Muslims) and some of them, face the identity issues, especially women. You were born in Australia from …