Sarah Enany is a literary translator and an Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Cairo University.

She has translated a number of works by writers such as Yusuf Idris, Mohamed Salmawy, and Ahmed Aboul Gheit (Witness to War and Peace: Egypt, the October War, and Beyond), and is best known until she won the 2021 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for her translation of the three novels of Kamal Ruhayyim’s ‘Galal trilogy’, all published by AUC Press: Diary of a Jewish Muslim (2014), Days in the Diaspora (2012), and Menorahs and Minarets (2017). She also translated Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables into colloquial Egyptian Arabic.  

Sarah Enany was winner of the 2021 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for her translation of The Girl with Braided Hair by Rasha Adly, published by Hoopoe Fiction. 

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Banipal 73 - Fiction Past and Present

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