Arabic Literature

Moving between Spheres
In recent decades, and even more so since the end of the 1980s, Arabic women writers of the new generation have created a new model in which the female “I” is at the center. In their works one has a sense of constant movement, stronger than in the past, between spheres of identity—the spheres of...
The Children Laugh
This is a charming short story for children about a tyrannical king and children who disobey him, by the renowned Syrian writer Zakaria Tamer. Born in Damascus in 1931, Tamer is known as one of the leading Syrian writers, and he is among the most important writers in Arabic of short stories and...
Walking on Winds
The three works by Salman Natour that are brought together here in a novel lead the reader through unfamiliar—sometimes hidden—paths of the country, the homeland, and memory. The three parts lay before us a map we never knew: spaces that coil within each other as if by magic, because of the...
The Forum of Arabic–Hebrew Translators seeks to promote discussion of Arabic literature and its translation into Hebrew and to make it accessible to the Israeli reader. At the same time, it aims to counteract the sad fact that only 2% of Jews born in Israel know enough Arabic to read literature in...
Arab Feminist Writing / Fourth Meeting
28/03/2011 - 18:00 to 20:00
  The series dealt with women’s Arabic contemporary writing; it focused on four areas: translation, fiction, poetry and criticism, emphasizing the feminist perspective of the writer.  
Dr. Ariel M. Sheetrit
Ariel M. Sheetrit (PhD, Harvard, 2007) is a lecturer at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Arabic language and literature and at the Open University of Israel in Arab film.  Recipient of Kreitman Post-Doctoral Fellowhsip (2009-2011). At the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, she is the head of the...