Is there a crisis in storytelling?

In an era of increasing self-censorship and blurred lines between truth and fiction, the acclaimed author and translator considers the effects of a tumultuous year on literary creativity.

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The immortal bird

To celebrate UN Arabic Language Day, poet and professor Atef Alshaer shares the history, richness and possibilities for the lingua franca of the Arabic world.

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The story of The Book of Dhaka

The arts editor of the Dhaka Tribune reports from the city’s thriving annual literary festival, where writers and translators came together for a special launch of the latest Comma Press ‘City in Fiction’ anthology – The Book of Dhaka.

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On Babel, hospitalities and waves

The founder of Babel festival reflects on its genesis and investigates the role of translation and multilingualism in fostering community.

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