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