Abdel Tawab Youssef was a pioneer of children's literature in Egypt and a recipient of many state awards for his contribution to children's literature. He was a prolific writer who wrote short stories, plays and novels, researched and lectured on children's culture in the Arab world. His work has affected generations of children, writers and illustrators of children's books and his loss will be mourned.
EBBY President, Professor Nadia El Kholy presented a paper titled "The Possibility/Impossibility of Translating Alice in Wonderland into Arabic" at the Wonderland Week Conference held from the 15th to the 19th of September at Homerton College, University of Cambridge.
This paper deals with the difficulties of translating Alice in Wonderland into Arabic, and how the ingenious play with words will/will not be lost in translation.
Wonderland Week celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2015 and to commemorate Lewis Carroll's legacy, Wonderland Week features academic discussions, performances and adaptations, ... and tea parties.
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