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Marcia Lynx Qualey


Qualey is a writer whose primary focus is Arabic literature and its translation. She publishes in The Guardian, Qantara, The Chicago Tribune and on the daily blog she edits,

Arabic adaptations of Shakespeare's plays have been popular since the 1800s, but they differ from the original in key aspects, scholars and translators say.

23 April, 2016

Novels on Iraq have taken dramatically different approaches to the subject. Iraqis are producing a body of 'literature as resistance', dwarfed by an American ‘embedded literature’, writes Marcia Lynx Qualey.

12 April, 2015

Review: Nael Elthoukhy's latest futuristic novel is part slap-stick, part social criticism and centres on Egypt's female crime bosses in 2064.

14 February, 2015

One of the twentieth century's great love stories came to an end with the passing of Radwa Ashour on Sunday. The novelist's relationship to her husband, poet Mourid Barghouti, has been well documented though.

03 December, 2014