Banipal 17, Summer 2003

CONTENTS

EDITORIAL

FEATURE ON NOVELIST RABEE JABER
• Faisal Darraj: The Voice of Writing and the Dawn of History
• Rabee Jaber: excerpt from the novel Youssef the Englishman
• Anton Shammas: The Ropes of Rabee Jaber
• Hartmut Fähndrich Through Many Looking Glasses

Bassam Frangieh on Bahraini poet
Qassim Haddad – Resignation and Revolution

Nirvana Tanoukhi introduces novelist Alawiyya Subuh
Alawiya Sobh: Excerpt from the novel Mariam of the Stories

Maisoon Saqr: Poem A Mad Man Who does not Love Me


FEATURE ON WRITERS AND POETS FROM IRAQ

Part One

Badr Shakir al-Sayyab: Poem Song of Rain
Saadi Youssef: Poem Spring Showers
Hussain al-Mozany: Excerpt from Mansur, or the Allure of the Occident
Hussain al-Mozany: tribute to Jean Dammo
Abdul Wahab al-Bayati: Poem The Birth and Death of Aisha
Bassam Frangieh on Al-Bayati: Journey of Birth and Death
Fadhil al-Sultani: Poem What Shall I do with this War?
Mahmoud al-Braikan: Seven poems
Kadhim Jihad on al-Braikan: The poet of long and heroic silence
Samuel Shimon: Six poems
Janan Jassim Hillawi: Short Story Evening Descended like a Bird
Hashem Shafiq: Seven poems
Samira al-Mana: Short Story The Soul
Haifa Zangana: Short Story Parallel Lives
Abdul Sattar Nasser: Short Story Goodbye, Hippopotamus
Kadhim Jihad on Iraqi Literature: A multi-millennial continuity
Kadhim Jihad: Two poems
Muhsin al-Ramli: Excerpt from the novel Scattered Crumbs
Salah Niazi: Excerpt from the poem The Runaway President
Shakir Mustafa introduces novelist Abdul Rahman Majeed al-Rubaie
Abdul Rahman Majeed al-Rubaie: Excerpt from the novel The Tattoo
and a Short Story A Man and A Woman
Abdulhadi Sadoun: Poems

What will be the new future for the literature and culture of Iraq
Iraqi authors and artists give their views
Literary critic Fatima Mohsen, poet Saadi Youssef,
artist Faisal Laibi and poets Hashem Shafiq, Fadhil al-Azzawi,
Fadhil al-Sultani and Fawzi Karim


REVIEWS OF BOOKS BY IRAQI AUTHORS
Mona Zaki [Baba Sartre] by Ali Badr

Stephen Watts Without an Alphabet Without a Face
Selected poetry of Saadi Youssef, trans. Khaled Mattawa

Matthias Munsch Mansur oder der Duft des Abendlandes by Hussain al-Mozany

James Kirkup Le Cerceuil d’Enkidou by Abdul Rahman Tuhmazi

M Obank Delights from the Garden of Eden – a Cookbook and History of Iraqi Cuisine by Nawal Nasrallah


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Kadhim Jihad Hassan


Salah Niazi


Alawiya Sobh


Abdel Wahab al-Bayati


Abdel Rahman Majeed al-Rubaie


Samuel Shimon










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