Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

The Book of Khartoum


This is exciting (for me…). Comma Press now have copies of The Book of Khartoum, an anthology of Sudanese short stories co-edited by my fellow IMES PhDer Raph Cormack; I was one of those privileged to be asked to translate works for the collection. I don’t know if this is the first/only anthology of stories from (north) Sudan but there certainly aren’t many others! I translated ‘In the City’, a very short tale by the late Sudanese writer Ali al-Makk; the other authors represented in the collection are Bushra al-Fadil, Isa al-Hilu, Abdel Aziz Baraka Sakin, Arthur Gabriel Yak, Hammour Ziada, Ahmed al-Malik, Bawadir Bashir, Mamoun Eltlib and Rania Mamoun. My fellow translators, along with editors Max Shmookler and Raph Cormack, were Thoraya El-Rayyes, Mohammed Ghalayeini, Elisabeth Jaquette, Andrew Leber, & Adam Talib.

One comment on “The Book of Khartoum

  1. lying Arab
    April 27, 2016

    ur an anti semitic , arab whore ….. pali culture bullshit …ALL r arabs ….

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