Multilingual Locals and Significant Geographies: For a New Approach to World Literature explores the numerous, often fractured, and non-overlapping worlds of literature, and studies world literature from the perspective of multilingual societies. MULOSIGE is a European Research Council-funded research project led by Professor Francesca Orsini, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
Fatima Burney looks back at our roundtable discussion with Professor Aamir Mufti and explores the consequences of his latest book, Forget English!, for the MULOSIGE project
In a guest post for MULOSIGE, Annie Webster explores the contingency of Hassan Blasim’s Arabic stories, which impress upon readers the porous boundaries between fact and fiction
As part of a series reflecting on the status of English in Africa, Wanga Gambushe notes that English remains ‘unassailable but unattainable’ in the context of post-apartheid South Africa
Poetic inserts and the art of persuasion in the Somali novel “Aqoondarro waa u nacab jacayl” (“Ignorance is the enemy of love”) by Faarax M. J. Cawl
Ruixuan Li is a first year PhD student at SOAS University of London focusing on modern Somali poetry. Her research looks at the complex identities expressed by the new generation of Somali women poets through
Researcher Melanie Bouret examines the grassroots movement for literacy in Pulaar, an African Fulani language spoken in Senegal and Mauritania (and in a vast diaspora), and shows how books circulate throughout a transregional network that is at once coordinated and spontaneous.
Tedros Abraham takes us on a journey across time and continents, comparing the way three women poets in Ancient Greece, India and Eritrea claim immortality through their poems and rebel against social norms
Kamel Kilani, a pioneer of children's literature in Arabic, translated and redacted from a remarkably catholic range of sources, as Egyptian writer Baheyya explores in this reposted blog
In an ecocritical reading of Hindi author Phaniswarnath Renu, Amul Gyawali explores the dichotomies in his writing: state-society, centre-periphery and, crucially, man-nature