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Translation Tuesday! A Free Online List of Translated Arabic Literature for Young Readers

Posted on February 16, 2016

To celebrate Translation Tuesday this week, we’re sharing a great list of Arabic literature for young readers that ArabLit, the blog for Arabic Literature in English, published back in 2014.

Resources for Teaching Translated Literature to Young Readers: A Free Online List-in-Progress

The criteria for the list were that the works had to be available online for free, and also “accessible, interesting, compelling, well-translated, and worthwhile for students aged 11-18.”

For those who are familiar with the Egyptian literature on WWB Campus, you’ll recognize some writers and translators featured on WWB Campus as well: Nawal El-Saadawi, Khaled Mattawa, and Elisabeth Jaquette. You’ll also find the graphic story “The Apartment in Bab el-Louk” on the list. It was originally published in Words Without Borders; now we’ve re-published it on Campus, along with contextual materials and teaching ideas.

 Thanks to ArabLit for this helpful resource!