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The Cat Is Out of The Bag

The Cat Is Out of The Bag

Update: 2020-09-24
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This episode looks at the Fall 2020 issue of ArabLit Quarterly, which focuses on cats: in contemporary Arabic stories, in erotic poetry, in medieval scholarship, in Egyptian art, in Palestinian politics, and more.


We read from:


Ghada Samman’s “Beheading the Cat,” translated by Issa Boullata.


The poetry of Rasha Omran, in the issue in Arabic, French, and English.


Al-Jawbari’s advice on avoiding criminals with cats, translated for the issue by Dima El-Mouallem.


We also focus on:


Karim Zidan’s essay on cats in Egyptian art, “Felines, Fellahin, and Fortune Tellers.”


Hoda Marmar’s essay-interview with Muna Nasrallah, the daughter of Emily Nasrallah and previous owner of the cat from Nasrallah’s classic YA novel, What Happened to Zeeko?


The fifteenth-century encyclopedic text “Merits of the Housecat,” translated by David Larsen.


Layla Baalbaki’s classic story “The Cat,” translated by Tom Abi Samra.


You can get a copy of the magazine at www.arablit.org.

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