BULAQ: The Arab world in books
BULAQ is a podcast that looks at literature with a connection to the Arab region and its diasporas, and looks at the contemporary Arab world through the lens of literature.
BULAQ is named after a neighborhood of Cairo that hosted the first active printing press in the region. Established in 1820, the Bulaq Press put out its first publication, an Italian-Arabic dictionary, in 1822.
MLQ is a book critic, editor, ghostwriter, and literary consultant with a focus on Arab and Arabic literatures, particularly as they intersect with translation.
Both Ursula and MLQ spent many years living in Cairo and are now based in Rabat, Morocco.