How I wish i could join them. LOL. 🙂 However, do they accept any stories about restaurants, celebrities? Wait, this gives me a good idea! Probably you’ll see it sometime. 😉
Ten Arab artists under 35 have been granted awards from Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy as part of its 2014 Production Awards Program. Two are writers:
The other grantees are working in the fields of music, theatre, film, video and visual arts.
Mamoun won a grant — which can be up to $6000 — to write a novel titled Azeeb, while Habiballah’s was to write Why Must Zubeida Commit Suicide?, a book reportedly about the suicide of a small-town mother living in northern Morocco.
Mamoun was born in east-central Sudan in 1979, and has worked both in print and in broadcast journalism. She’s published a book of short stories, The Thirteen Months of Sunrise (2009) and a novel, A Wild Plant (2006). Mamoun also received an Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) grant in 2009 and was selected to…
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