I had the good fortune to meet the President of Egyptian Society for Science Fiction Dr. Hosam El-Zembely and its member Emad Aysha in Nasr City (a suburb of Cairo) at their headquarters last week. The Egyptian Society for Science Fiction (جمعية المصرية لأدب الخيال العلمي) is a Science Fiction
EMAD EL-DIN AYSHA is an academic, journalist and translator, currently stationed in Cairo, Egypt. While an Arab and Muslim he was born in the United Kingdom and is a native speaker of both English and Arabic. He completed his undergraduate and post-graduate education in England (BA, MA, PhD) and has
As promised, here is the English translation of our interview with he Tunisian Academic Dr. Ayed Kawthar in English. The French text of the original along with a bio is available here. M. Aurangzeb Ahmad: Please tell us about your background and how did you get interested in Science Fiction in
Ayed Kawthar is a Tunisian academic whose area of research is Arabic Science Fiction. Her PhD dissertation was also in Arabic Science Fiction. Since her primary languages are Arabic and French so we interviewed Dr. Kawthar in French. This also marks the first time that we are posting an interview
Bio: Ada Barbaro earned her Phd in Geopolitic and Culture of the Mediterranean Area from the Italian Institute of Human Studies – Naples in 2011. She worked as fellow researcher in Arabic Language and Literature at the Institute of Oriental Studies (ISO) at University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Lecturer in
The ArabLit website has a nice article on translating Science Fiction into arabic. The Whys and Wherefores of Translating Science Fiction into Arabic by mlynxqualey At this year’s Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, YA author and would-be/will-be publisher Noura al-Noman drove in from Sharjah to talk about translating literature for young people.
Al-Akhbar has an article on Arabic Science Fiction which gives an overview of sci-fi in Arabic although there are significant omissions regarding Arabic Sci-Fi. Its still worth a read for the clueless. By: Yazan al-Saadi Published Sunday, June 3, 2012 The genre of science fiction, with its spectacular imaginations and
1.1 is an upcoming Arabic Science Fiction black comedy movie. Not much is known about the movie at this moment other than what is available on its website. The director describes the philosophy behind the movie as follows: I’m interested in the contrast between religion and science in middle eastern