Brittle Paper: Prestigious Award for Zanzibari Novel Comes Amidst Mounting Criticism of PEN America

African literature scholar and translator Meg Arenberg has been announced as one of ten awardees of the 2024 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant for her translation-in-progress of Zanzibari novelist Ali Hilal Ali’s Kiswahili novel Mmeza Fupa, 2017 fiction selection of the Safal-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature. Mmeza Fupa was one of 23 Notable Kiswahili Novels […]