Shubbak and Words Without Borders

New works from a selection of groundbreaking festival artists

1 July onwards

Literature ·


Live from 1 July 2017

Shubbak is collaborating with leading international literature publications to publish new works from a selection of groundbreaking festival artists.

Digital magazine Words Without Borders has published newly translated works including political nonfiction from Egyptian Basma Abdel Aziz; an extract of Nadia Alkokabany’s new novel about the Yemeni revolution; an extract of Mohamed Abdelnabi’s International Prize for Arabic Fiction-shortlisted gay Egyptian novel; and a short play by seminal Libyan playwright Mansour Bushnaf. This special feature is now live on

Founded in 2003, Words Without Borders builds cultural understanding through the translation, publication, and promotion of outstanding international literature. We publish a free, monthly magazine featuring new work by contemporary writers made available in English translation for the first time. To date we have published well over 2,000 pieces from 131 countries and 111 languages, including work by several Nobel Prize winners and renowned translators. Our online education program, WWB Campus, introduces young readers to eye-opening writing from across the globe.


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