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#DailyWIT Day 15/365: Sara Al-Jack is a prize-winning Sudanese writer. While none of her full-length works have been translated into English, this fiction was recently published in December in @wwborders:…
#SudaneseLit #WIT #WomenInTranslation #AfricanLit
#DailyWIT Day 16/365: Malka Lee was a Yiddish immigrant poet who wrote about the pain of watching the Holocaust from the USA.

Just a portion of her memories from childhood were published in Found Treasures: Stories by Yiddish Women Writers (1994). #YiddishLit #WIT #HolocaustLit Image
#DailyWIT Day 17/365: Ishrat Afreen is an Urdu writer from Pakistan, with select poems available in English translation in the anthology, We Sinful Women: Contemporary Urdu feminist poetry.
#Poetry #PakistaniLit #UrduLit Image
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#WITMonth is 50 days away, so... it's time for another 50 day countdown!

Every day for the next 50, I'll be spotlighting one woman writer from around the world who maybe hasn't gotten much international attention... and maybe hasn't even been translated.

50 Days Until #WITMonth: Léonora Miano is a multi-award-winning Cameroonian-French writer. Some of her books have been translated into English - Season of the Shadow (tr. Gila Walker) and Dark Heart of the Night (tr. Tamsin Black) - however the vast majority remain untranslated. Image
49 Days Until #WITMonth: Emmelie Prophète is a Haitian poet and novelist, who won the Prix littéraire des Caraïbes for her novel Testament des Solitudes. Her works are not currently available in any English translation. Image
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@fsgbooks @DandQ Book 3: Exquisite Cadavers by Meena Kandasamy.

A book that is about Karim and Maya, their life in London, while observing the lives of the underprivileged, the writer's creative process, and more in marginalia.…
@fsgbooks @DandQ Book 4: I Remember Beirut by Zeina Abirached

Zeina Abirached writes about growing up during the Lebanese Civil War. She remembers things that happened in Beirut and what it was like to be a child in such a time.…
@fsgbooks @DandQ Book 5: Manto & I by Nandita Das

And it suddenly sprang on me while reading this book, that we need Mantoiyat today more than ever. We need voices who believe in unity than division. We need to believe that we will overcome.…
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There are 50 days until #WITMonth begins! And since of course recognizing #womenintranslation should not be a fixture of August alone, this thread will feature one woman writer from around the world for the next 50 days!
#WITMonth Countdown Day 50: Trifonia Melibea Obono from Equatorial Guinea, translated from Spanish by @lawrenceschimel! LA BASTARDA is a great choice for #PrideMonth as well, a slim novella that more than carries its weight.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 49: Rania Mamoun is a Sudanese writer and journalist, whose THIRTEEN MONTHS OF SUNRISE was recently translated from Arabic into English by @lissiejaquette!

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