Hala Halim is an Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies at New York University. Her book Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive (Fordham University Press, 2013) received an Honorable Mention for the Harry Levin Prize sponsored by American Comparative Literature Association. Clamor of the Lake, Halim’s translation of Mohamed El-Bisatie's novel Sakhab al-Buhayra, won an Egyptian State Incentive Award. In 2017, she served as guest editor of a special issue of the annual peer-reviewed bilingual (Arabic/English) Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics published by the American University in Cairo.
In early January 2014, some three months after the publication of my Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive, a British professor e-mailed me to say he was reviewing the book ...On September 17, 2018 / By Hala Halim
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