Second ‘And Other Stories’ Arabic Reading Group Launches This Month


The And Other Stories Arabic Reading Group is back with three more Syrian books being considered for publication in English:

logo_ampThe first AOS group that focused on Arabic writing met in the fall of 2013 and read three books chosen by acclaimed Syrian author Samar Yazbek. This time, the group will continue its focus on Syria with: No Knives in the Kitchens of this City by Khaled KhalifaThe Caves of Hydrahodahose by Salim Barakat, and The Gist of It by Rasha Abbas.

And Other Stories is an independent UK publisher that uses reading groups to help select the work it translates and publishes. Although none of the novels read in the Arabic group in fall 2013 have yet been published in translation, there has been a good deal of interest in Mustafa Khalifa’s The Shell.

The group is open both to those who read in Arabic and those who don’t: Excerpts will be translated from the novels…

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