Sunday, September 5, 2010

Parakkadavu's stories in Arabic now

Malayalam short story writer PK Parakkadavu will now be read in Arabic, as a prominent Arab magazine has started publishing five of his selected stories.

AlMar'a AlYom, a fortnightly published from Abu Dhabi has selected Parakkadavu's Vrikshavum Kaviyum (Tree and Poet), Keralam, Jwala (flame), Minnal (Lightning) and Aval (She).

The English translations of these stories had caught the attention of Egyptian-born editor of the magazine Mohammad Id Ibrahim and a story appeared in the August 26 edition of the magazine. "I am happy that my works will now be read in a different language. These stories were earlier translated into English by Yasin Ashraf, a lecturer at the Farook College in Kozhikode," said Parakkadavu.

Full report here New Indian Express

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