It seems that the majority of people serenading the magic and innocence of cycling are American and European males. In a bid to change this, professors Elamar Schenkel, Alon Raab and Jinhua Li are asking writers from the Arab world to contribute to a special section on cycling in World Literature Today. “Previous anthologies have devoted 90% of their pages to writings by American and European males,” they state. “We will include writings from lands rich in cycling traditions such as China, Turkey, India and Cameroon, by men and women. We are seeking additional poems, stories, sections from novels, essays as well as references to the bicycle in plays, music, and plays.”
So, if you think you have a great Arab bicycle story or moving essay on this green mode of transportation get involved. For more details and to contribute get in touch with akraab (AT) ucdavis (DOT) edu.
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