Alaa Abd El Fattah | Status: Detained | Egypt

Alaa Abd El Fattah is an Egyptian activist, software developer, and blogger. After being sentenced to a month of jail in absentia, he received a five years sentence in… More

2018 PEN/HEIM TRANSLATION FUND GRANTS

PEN America is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2018 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants and the winner of the PEN Grant for the English Translation of Italian Literature. The Translation… More

Six Poems by Amjad Nasser

I want to go into a coma / Anesthetic / Into the fifth heaven of grass / Where God’s forking foot is washed by the virgins of paradise More

Case Histories: Nawal El Saadawi

Nawal El Saadawi, a psychiatrist and novelist writing in Arabic, is the author of more than 40 books, which have been translated, acclaimed, and awarded around the world. She delivered… More

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