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.

AR02* * The Furnace20080506

By Rachida El-Charni.

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

Read by Alia Alzougbi.

AR02* * The Furnace20080506

By Rachida El-Charni.

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

Read by Alia Alzougbi.

AR03* If 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.

AR03* If 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.

AR04* * Provisions 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.

AR04* * Provisions 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, Father *20080509

By Aroussia Naluti.

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

Read by Youssef Kerkour.

AR05 LASTYou Taught Me To Love Life, Father *20080509

By Aroussia Naluti.

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

Read by Youssef Kerkour.