An Interview with Tunisian Novelist Chokri Mabkhout Conducted by Abdeddayem Sallami and Translated into English by Ali Znaidi

An Interview with Tunisian Novelist Chokri Mabkhout Conducted by Abdeddayem Sallami and Translated into English by Ali Znaidi

Slogans that were raised during the Arab Spring, before it has been infested by the diseased and chagrined slogans of identity of the Muslim Brotherhood, express a citizenly social awareness.

Slogans that were raised during the Arab Spring, before it has been infested by the diseased and chagrined slogans of identity of the Muslim Brotherhood, express a citizenly social awareness.

Marcia Lynx Qualey was good enough to publish my translation of an interview with Tunisian and International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF)-shortlisted novelist Chokri Mabkhout conducted by Abdeddayem Sallami in her awesome Arabic Literature (in English). In this interview which was originally published in Arabic, under a Creative Commons license, in the Lebanese electronic newspaper Al Modon on January 13, 2015 Tunisian novelist Chokri Mabkhout (or Shukri al-Mabkhout) talked about the craft of fiction and novel writing, the Revolution, the intellectual’s place and role in society, and politics.

You can check out the full interview here.

About aliznaidi

Ali Znaidi lives in Redeyef, Tunisia. He graduated with a BA in Anglo-American Studies in 2002. He teaches English at Tunisian public secondary schools. He writes poetry and has an interest in literature, languages, and literary translations. His work has appeared here and there and is scheduled to appear elsewhere . At moments of revelation, he smokes and drinks green tea with mint while pondering.
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