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Arabic Translation Mentoring Programme

The Arabic Translation Mentoring Programme supports emerging Arabic<>English translators with a 9-month professional development programme.

About the Arabic Translation Mentoring Programme

The Arabic Translation Mentoring Programme is supporting four emerging translators to develop their translation skills and professional knowledge.

Each mentee will receive four mentoring meetings from an experienced translator mentor; participate in peer-support forums; have access to two professional development sessions featuring expert guest speakers; and have the opportunity to discuss their practice with writers. A bursary of £1300 will support the translators to complete the programme. The programme mentors will be announced in April.

We are grateful to the British Council for their funding support of this opportunity.



Programme Consultant

Nariman Youssef is a Cairo-born, London-based semi-freelance translator working between Arabic and English. She holds an MA in Translation Studies from the University of Edinburgh, part-time manages a translation team at the British Library, and runs and curates translation workshops with Shadow Heroes. Literary translations include Inaam Kachachi’s The American Granddaughter, Donia Kamal’s Cigarette No. 7, contributions in Words Without Borders, The Common, Banipal magazine, and poetry anthologies Beirut39 and The Hundred Years’ War.

Produced by New Writing North with funding from the British Council.

Photography by The Cool-Box Studio © British Council

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