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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.

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Brexit (© Paul Lloyd, via Flickr)

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

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Hassan Blasim (© Katja Bohm, courtesy of TheNational.ae)

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

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Rhodes Must Fall (Wikimedia Commons)

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

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  • Urdu ki dusri kitab, 1934

Making the child ‘sharīf’ in Urdu textbooks – Muslim, yet not Islamic

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Sumaira Nawaz reflects on Urdu educational texts in colonial North India and how they informed new sensibilities and identities across religious divides

  • Cover of the book 'No' (2017), by Said El Kadaoui.

Amazigh, Catalan, Spanish, Moroccan? Said El Kadaoui: Saying No At a Time of Flags

Laura Casielles (Spain, 1986) is a PhD student at the Department of Arabic Studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Her research focuses on Moroccan authors writing in French and Spanish as well as on writers of

Omar Berrada: Il est temps de revendiquer un cosmopolitisme du sud

"La colonisation n'appartient pas au passé, elle survit à sa propre mort en organisant une double amnésie: l'effacement des cultures colonisées et l'igonrance ou le déni de cet effacement."

Sowing the seeds of subalternity in Somali Literature

Photograph of Afgoye, Somalia from 2013 (source: Wiki Commons) Mohamed A. Eno is professor and dean of African Studies at St. Clements University in Mogadishu, Somalia. His groundbreaking

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