May 29, 2018

Wharton Business School Graduate of Class of 2018, Loujeine Boutar, is the winner of the 2017-2018 Middle East Center Translation Contest for her translation of an excerpt of the Algerian female author Ahlan Mosteghanemi's book The Art of Forgetting from 2011.

Mosteghanemi's boldness when talking about love, desire and femininity and when criticizing the politics in the Arab World was what motivated Loujeine's choice of author.

This year the Middle East Center Translation Contest welcomed entries of original translations of Arabic texts from the 20th and the 21st centuries.