North African Short Stories

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Stories translated from Arabic for the London-based magazine Banipal, offering insights into social and cultural life in contemporary North Africa.

1/5. The Crop

By Gamal el-Ghitani.

An Egyptian farmer is dazzled by a proffered deal from a glitzy international hotel, but his sons don't trust it.

Read by Essam Edriss.

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Stories translated from Arabic for the London-based magazine Banipal, offering insights into social and cultural life in contemporary North Africa.

2/5. The Furnace

By Rachida El-Charni.

A young girl who finds work in a foreign-owned textile factory suffers severe degradations.

Read by Alia Alzougbi.

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Stories translated from Arabic for the London-based magazine Banipal, offering insights into social and cultural life in contemporary North Africa.

3/5. If She Comes

By Tayib Saleh.

Three young people fantasise that opening a travel agency will offer them an escape from their own culture.

Read by William El-Gardi.

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Stories translated from Arabic for the London-based magazine Banipal, offering insights into social and cultural life in contemporary North Africa.

4/5. Provisions of Sand

By Said Al-Kafrawi.

An Egyptian man is ambushed by the past when he returns to the village of his childhood.

Read by Sherif Eltayeb.

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Stories translated from Arabic for the London-based magazine Banipal, offering insights into social and cultural life in contemporary North Africa.

5/5. You Taught Me to Love Life, Father

By Aroussia Naluti.

A young man learns much about his country when his wife goes into labour in hospital.

Read by Youssef Kerkour.

AR02The Furnace20080506

By Rachida El-Charni.

A young girl who finds work in a foreign-owned textile factory suffers severe degradations.

Read by Alia Alzougbi.

AR03If She Comes20080507

By Tayib Saleh.

Three young people fantasise that opening a travel agency will offer them an escape from their own culture.

Read by William El-Gardi.

AR04Provisions Of Sand20080508

By Said Al-Kafrawi.

An Egyptian man is ambushed by the past when he returns to the village of his childhood.

Read by Sherif Eltayeb.

AR05 LASTYou Taught Me To Love Life, Father20080509

By Aroussia Naluti.

A young man learns much about his country when his wife goes into labour in hospital.

Read by Youssef Kerkour.