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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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Multilingual Counterpoint in Nuruddin Farah’s Sardines

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

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