Knowledge and Its Producers EP3- M. Lynx Qualey

N.A Mansour’s guest for this episode of Knowledge and Its Producers is M. Lynx Qualey.

“We’re going to be talking about everything from translation to KDrama, to work-life balance to the idea of guilty pleasures. Qualey is founding editor of the ‘ArabLit’ website (, which won a 2017 London Book Fair “Literary Translation Initiative” prize.

She also publishes the experimental ArabLit Quarterly magazine and is co-host of the Bulaq podcast. Her co-translation of the middle-grade novel Ghady and Rawan was published in August 2019 by University of Texas Press, and her translation Sonia Nimr’s Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands was published in 2020 by Interlink. She writes for a variety of popular publications.We’re going to start by talking about ArabLit Quarterly.”

Subscribe to ArabLit Quarterly

The Cats Issue of ArabLit Quarterly

Sonia Nimr’s Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands

My review of the translation of Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands

The Bulaq Podcast


Music: Blue Dot Sessions

Logo: Marwa Yasser Gadallah

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Knowledge and its Producers is a limited podcast series from the Maydan hosted by N.A. Mansour. In each episode, we’ll be talking to people who are at the forefront of knowledge production, typically away from the traditional educational power structures. It’s been an exercise in thinking through how knowledge is constructed & barriers to entry. Most importantly, we highlight people demolishing those barriers. These interviews cover everything from labor to creativity to breakfast. We’re going beyond traditional educational systems to really break down how different elements of knowledge production fit together and create community. This show is generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.


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