19 September, 2008

Kalima Invites Americans to Nominate Literature for Translation into Arabic

Kalima has a great idea to "help build mutual understanding between the United States and the Arab World". It wants Americans to suggest "novels, poetry, and short stories" that "best capture American dreams, opportunities and challenges".

A similar question would be what Arabic novels, poetry and short stories should an American read?

Kalima is an initiative by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage that funds the translation of foreign writing into Arabic. The goal is to translate 100 titles per year.

The nomination form is here. Via Althouse.

2 comments:

DUBAI JAZZ said...

GREAT INITIATIVE!

I wish they translate all of Harry Bosch's novels.

Kyle said...

I hope Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now gets listed in Kalima's religion/theology section.

It's non-specific, religiously, but wholly centered towards spiritualism.

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