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CAIRO – 3 August 2017: August is 'Women in Translation' month, which sets to bring attention to the lack of female writers being translated into English; in total, they comprise only 30 percent of all translated book authors. As part of the month, Arablit.org has chosen to highlight 8 books by Arab woman writers coming out within two years.
A few examples of the selection includes titles such as The Stillborn, by late Egyptian writer Arwa Salih (to be translated December 2017), Dunya Mikhail's The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq (to be translated March 2018) and Donia Maher's The Apartment in Bab El Louk (to be translated April 2018).
Spanning the breadth of the Arab world, these titles will hopefully reach a wider audience through the efforts of #WITMonth.