New in Paperback
“[Roger Allen’s] craftmanship is on full display in these magisterial translations . . . of supreme literary complexity.” —Journal of Arabic Literature
Just published in English-only paperback, What ‘Isa ibn Hisham Told Us is a witty, satirical look at life in Cairo under British rule.
Don’t miss the rest of our English-only paperbacks! A Hundred and One Nights, Consorts of the Caliphs, Disagreements of the Jurists, Accounts of China and India, and Mission to the Volga were all published in 2017 and feature stunningly redesigned covers.Go to Books
On Monday, September 24th, in New York City, the Library of Arabic Literature will host “Future Humanities: Translating World Literatures,” a public conversation on the stakes, challenges, and rewards of editing and translating pre-modern texts from the world’s great literary traditions.For more information, click here.
On the Blog
Enjoy this excerpt from our latest translation, a two-volume edition of In Darfur edited and translated by Humphrey Davies. In the excerpt, author Muhammad al-Tunisi describes the beginning of his voyage from Cairo to Darfur.Read the article
In the Media
Al-Ahram Weekly recently published an in-depth interview with LAL editors Philip Kennedy, James Montgomery, Shawkat Toorawa, and Chip Rossetti.Read more