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Shubbak and Words Without Borders

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For our 2017 festival, Shubbak collaborated with leading international literature publications to publish new works from a selection of groundbreaking festival artists. Digital magazine Words Without Borders published newly translated works in their July 2017 issue Divided Countries, including political nonfiction from Egyptian Basma Abdel Aziz; an extract of Nadia…
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Cover image: Sama Alshaibi, Contested Land Series—Mount of Olives, East Jerusalem, Digital Pigment Print, 23 inch x 23 inch each, 2007. Courtesy of Sama Alshaibi and Ayyam Gallery, Dubai.

Modern Poetry in Translation

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Modern Poetry in Translation’s summer issue A Blossom Shroud focuses on poets and translators associated with Shubbak 2017 and it publishes a selection of new translations of poets appearing at the festival

A Blossom Shroud: Focus on the Poets of Shubbak by Modern Poetry in Translation