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Published Translations

Poetry:

From Old Arabic to English

Al-Asadī, Bishr bin Abī Khāzim. "Charge Forward, Cows!" in "Making It Rain: Rain Deities in Pre-Islamic Arabia." ArabLit Quarterly (Rain), Spring 2023 vol. 6 no. 1, p. 44.

Al-Khansāʾ. "How My Heart Grieves for Sakhr" and "Like Two Twigs of the Same Tree." Consequence, Fall 2022 vol. 14 no.2 pp. 120-121.

---. "Be Generous My Eyes." Y'alla: A Texan Journal of Middle Eastern Literature 2, Aug. 2022.

Al-Qais, Imruʼ. "I Wonder at an Archer from Banu Thuʻal" in "Making It Rain: Rain Deities in Pre-Islamic Arabia." ArabLit Quarterly (Rain), Spring 2023 vol. 6 no. 1, p. 38.
 

Al-Şalt, Umayya bin Abī. "There Came upon the People a Year of Dearth" in "Making It Rain: Rain Deities in Pre-Islamic Arabia." ArabLit Quarterly (Rain), Spring 2023 vol. 6 no. 1, p. 30.

From Classical Arabic to English

Al-Maʿarrī, Abū al-ʿAlāʾ. "An excerpt from The Unnecessary Necessities" in "On Abū al-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī, or What It Means to Be Blind and Vegan during the Islamic Middle Ages.Modern Poetry in Translation (The Fingers of Our Souls: The Bodies Focus), 2022 vol. 1. pp. 57-63. [Republished online here and here]

---. "If Only I Could Refrain from Eating, and: You Think You Are a Man of Religion." The Massachusetts Review, vol. 63, no. 4, Winter 2022, pp. 698-699. DOI 10.1353/mar.2022.0104.

Kushājim. "Elegising a Handkerchief." Emerging Literary Translators Anthology. National Centre for Writing, 2022. Pp. 18-21.

---. "Four Gastronomic Poems." Ancient Exchanges (Diversions), Fall 2021.

---. "On a Miswak." Y'alla: A Texan Journal of Middle Eastern Literature (Issue #2), Aug. 2022.

---. "On Beeswax Candles" in "January Translation Challenge: Kushājim.ArabLit, 3 Jan. 2022.

---. "On the Oud: Three Selected Poems." ArabLit Quarterly (The Song), Spring 2021 vol. 4 no. 1. pp. 6-13. Republished on Medievalists as "The Oud: 'Never short of melodious song'," Feb. 2022.

---. "When Will You Come to Eat?" in "On Kushajim's 'When Will You Come to Eat?', or How to Hold a Banquet Fit for an Abbasid Caliph?" Modern Poetry in Translation (Wrap It in Banana Leaves: The Food Focus), 2022 vol. 3. pp. 72-78. Republished on Vittles in "Four Poems on Food and Solitude," Apr. 2023.



From Modern Standard Arabic to English

 

Abu Nada, Hiba. "Our Loneliness." ArabLit, 4 Dec. 2023. Republished in Poems for Palestine, Outspoken Press and Publishers for Palestine, 2024, p. 11.

---. "The Poetry of Hiba Abu Nada." Consequence Forum, 8 Dec. 2023.

 

Abu Saleh, Emad. "Three selected poems by Sargon Boulus Award-Winning Emad Abu Saleh." ArabLit, 16 Nov. 2020.

---. "Two Poems." ArabLit Quarterly (Dreams), Winter 2020 vol. 3 no. 4, pp. 6-9.


Al-Nuʿmani, Shamisa. "I Will Love Myself." Sekka Magazine (The Creative Giants), Winter 2022 vol. 5 no. 24. pp. 191-193.

Al-Saifi, Aisha. "I am a Woman from Oman." Uploaded by Aisha Al Saifi, 15 Nov. 2021. [Celebratory video ahead of Oman's 51st National Day.]

---. "Son of the Mountains, Daughter of the Prairies." Sekka Magazine (The Creative Giants), Winter 2022 vol. 5 no. 24, pp. 199-201. [Find an online excerpt here.]

Darwish, Mahmoud. "A Plain Song about the Red Cross." The Massachusetts Review, 2024. [Forthcoming]

---"Birds Die in Galilee." Poetry London, Summer 2023 vol. 105, pp. 84-85.

Dunqul, Amal. "Excerpt from 'Spartacus' Last Words'." Guernica Magazine, May 2024. [Forthcoming]

---. "Prayer." ArabLit, 2024. [Forthcoming]

 

---. "The Book of Exodus." Jadaliyya, 2021.

Hussain, Rashid. "Three Poems." Adi Magazine, Oct. 2023.

Iskander, Ghareeb. "Great Perplexity." ArabLit, 18 Jan. 2021.

---. "Isthmus of the Wind." Eurolitkrant, 2021.

Kheir-Beik, Kamal. "Two Poems." ArabLit, 3 Mar. 2021.

From Colloquial Egyptian Arabic to English

Farouk, Mahmoud and Mohamed El-Sayed. "Alexandria." Uploaded by Hamza Namira, 26 Jul. 2023. 
 

Farouk, Mahmoud. "Back to the Grind." Uploaded by Hamza Namira, 6 Sept. 2023.

---. "Feeling Good." Uploaded by Hamza Namira, 19 Jul. 2023.

---. "Hard Shell." Uploaded by Hamza Namira, 9 Aug. 2023. 

---. "Mirrors." Uploaded by Hamza Namira, 30 Aug. 2023. 

---. "Not Well." Uploaded by Hamza Namira, 16 Aug. 2023.


---. "Sunset." Uploaded by Hamza Namira, 26 Jul. 2023.

 

---. "O Ship." Uploaded by Hamza Namira, 6 Sept. 2023.

---. "The Wise Old Man." Uploaded by Hamza Namira, 16 Aug. 2023.

---. "The Wind of Life." Uploaded by Hamza Namira, 2 Aug. 2023.

---. "They'll Come Back." Uploaded by Hamza Namira, 23 Aug. 2023.

Jahin, Salah. "Cigarette Ash." ArabLit, 11 Jan. 2021.

Saeed, Hossam. "Liars." Uploaded by Hamza Namira, 23 Aug. 2023.

Taher, Omar. "Here's Hoping." Uploaded by Hamza Namira, 9 Aug. 2023.  

From English to Modern Standard Arabic

Elhillo, Safia. "Five Selected Poems." Romman Magazine, 2020.

Lorde, Audre. "Three Poems." Jadaliyya, 2021.

Mbarki, Nesrine. "Flood." ArabLit Quarterly (Rain), Spring 2023 vol. 6 no. 1, pp. 56-57.

Meeropol, Abel and Billie Holiday. "Strange Fruit.Egyptian Researchers, 30 May 2020.

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Prose:

From Modern Standard Arabic to English

Abdullah, Yahia al-Tahir. "Death in Three Portraits." ArabLit Quarterly (Folk), Winter 2021 vol. 4 no. 4. pp. 76-78. [Republished online here.]

Al-Sahlawi, Amal. "Who Could Ever Surpass a Strong Woman?Sekka Magazine (Womanhood), Spring 2022 vol. 6 no. 25 pp. 180-182. [Find an online excerpt here.]

Al-Taweel, Fadwa. "The Family Assembly." Sekka Magazine (Womanhood), Spring 2022 vol. 6 no. 25 pp. 186-189.

Habibi, Emile. "At Last the Almond Blossomed." ArabLit, 21 Nov. 2022.

From Colloquial Egyptian Arabic to English

Al-Asaker, Maha. "A Trap Called the Body." Sekka Magazine (Womanhood), Spring 2022 vol. no. pp. 156-159.

From English to Egyptian Colloquial Arabic

Roberts, Lucinda Parker. Lucy's Liver Transplant: A Story about Organ Donation. Amazon KDP, 2020.​

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Critical Essays:

From English to Modern Standard Arabic

Abu Sneineh, Mustafa. "Plague and Poetry: How Middle East Authors Have Written about Disease." Egyptian Researchers, 20 Jun. 2020.

 

Benaissa, ​Salwa. "The Feminist Novel Is on the Rise in the Arab Gulf: An Interview With Mona Kareem." Egyptian Researchers, 12 Jul. 2020.

Busbridge, Rachel. "Does Reading Frantz Fanon Matter? Encountering Black Lives through Anti-racist Literature." Egyptian Researchers, 26 Sept. 2020.

Hanna, Sameh Fekry. "Hamlet Lives and Sings in Arabic: Is That What Shakespeare Really Meant?Egyptian Researchers, 16 Jul. 2020.

Harlitz-Kern, Erika. "What Happens When Women Translate the Classics." Egyptian Researchers, 2 Jul. 2020.

McCrum, Robert. "The 100 Best Nonfiction Books: No. 11 – North by Seamus Heaney (1975)." Boring Books, 16 Mar. 2022.

---. "The 100 Best Novels: No. 95 – The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald (1988)." The 100 Best English Novels, Elles Feminist Publishing House, 2023.

Mounzer, Lina. "Apocalypse now: Why Arab Authors are Really Writing about the End of the World." Egyptian Researchers, 23 May 2020. 

Qualey, Marcia Lynx and Ghareeb Iskander. "Reading T. S. Eliot in Arabic: A Talk with Ghareeb Iskander." Turjoman, 15 Nov. 2020.

--- and Shalim M. Hussain. "Off London Book Fair: A Talk with Shalim M. Hussain [podcast]." Egyptian Researchers, 1 Jul. 2020.

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Other Writings

Interviews:

In English

Clifford, Edward. "10 Questions for Salma Harland." The Massachusetts Review, 17 Jan. 2023.

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Critical Essays:

In English

Harland, Salma. "January Translation Challenge: Kushājim." ArabLit, 3 Jan. 2022.

---. "On Abū al-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī, or What It Means to Be Blind and Vegan during the Islamic Middle Ages.Modern Poetry in Translation (The Fingers of Our Souls: The Bodies Focus), 2022 vol. 1, pp. 57-61. [Republished online here]

---. "On Kushajim's 'When Will You Come to Eat?', or How to Hold a Banquet Fit for an Abbasid Caliph." Modern Poetry in Translation (Wrap It in Banana Leaves: The Food Focus), 2022 vol.3, pp. 74-78.

---. "Making It Rain: Rain Deities in Pre-Islamic Arabia." ArabLit Quarterly (Rain), Spring 2023 vol. 6 no. 1, pp. 22-49.

In Modern Standard Arabic 

Harland, Salma. "On Absence and Postmodernism in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.Egyptian Researchers, 21 Aug. 2019.

---. "On the Image of Europe in Tayib Salih’s Season of Migration to the North." Egyptian Researchers, 7 Mar. 2019.

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Book Reviews:

In English

Harland, Salma. “Book Review: English Poetry and Modern Arabic Verse.” Eurolitkrant, 2021.

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Copy Editing:

In Modern Standard Arabic

Radford, Lisa, et al. Raafat Ishak: Hot Air. Arabic translation copy-edited by Salma Harland. Melbourne: Sonntag Press, 2023.

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