As so much of good trans-cultural / trans-lingual reading depends upon support for translation, we are pleased to hear about Kalima, a major new translation initiative which funds the translation, publication and distribution of high quality foreign writing into Arabic. A gala dinner in Abu Dhabi on November 21st marked the official launch of this critical organization, which will have a local, regional and international impact by supporting translation and encouraging readers of Arabic literature.

Every year Kalima will select 100 candidate titles of classic, contemporary and modern writing from around the world to be translated into Arabic. We can’t wait to see the list of works to be translated for the coming year! More information can be found at: www.kalima.ae


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