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


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Alawiya Sobh


Abdel Wahab al-Bayati


Abdel Rahman Majeed al-Rubaie


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1 [empty string] <p><strong>Banipal 50's </strong><span>feature</span>&nbsp;on&nbsp;<strong>Prison Writing</strong>&nbsp;is timely and&nbsp;thought-provoking.&nbsp;We are proud that the 50<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;issue of Banipal is celebrated with thought-provoking testimonies and texts by some of the most renowned and respected of Arab authors from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Palestine and Syria, authors who have never stopped defending the right to free expression, tolerance and social justice. Their struggles continue today, and are ever more needed, ever more vindicated in this strange world we live in, where religious fundamentalists and bigots of all persuasions are in ascendance, dictatorships and unelected bureaucracies are still in control, and whistleblowers defending basic human rights are on the run.</p><p><strong>Banipal</strong>&rsquo;s work over the last 17 years has been to be witness to the living literary scene in the Arab world, commissioning translations of newly published works to bring to the Anglophone world the richness and variety ever present in today&rsquo;s Arab literary landscape.</p><p>This massive work of 50 issues has been produced by a small, dedicated team, backed by a brilliant army of translators, consulting and contributing editors, reviewers . . . and of course, all the authors. We salute them all.</p><p><i>Cover painting by the New York based Iraqi painter Ahmed Alsoudani</i></p> 1 pub_20140711124239.jpg thumb_20140711124239.jpg [empty string] 50 50 1 0 1 88 1 [empty string] <form method="post" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" target="paypal"> <input type="hidden" value="_s-xclick" name="cmd" /> <input type="hidden" value="D2BWFJ7RMNQSA" name="hosted_button_id" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input type="hidden" value="Order Banipal 50" name="on0" />Order Banipal 50</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Europe">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="World">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input type="hidden" value="GBP" name="currency_code" /> <input border="0" type="image" alt="PayPal &ndash; The safer, easier way to pay online." name="submit" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" /> <img width="1" height="1" border="0" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" /> </form> <p>Front cover painting: Detail of painting by <a target="_blank" title="Link to Ahmed Alsoudani's biography" href="/contributors/1008/ahmed-alsoudani/">Ahmed Alsoudani</a></p><p><strong>CONTENTS<br /><br /></strong></p><p><strong>EDITORIAL &ndash; Banipal's 50th issue<br /></strong></p><p><a href="/contributors/279/marwan-ali/" title="Link to Marwan Ali's biography" target="_blank">Marwan Ali</a> &ndash; Love Poems, translated by <a target="_blank" title="Link to Raphael Cohen's biography" href="/contributors/845/raphael-cohen/">Raphael Cohen</a><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Rashid Boudjedra's biography" href="/contributors/122/rashid-boudjedra/"><br />Rashid Boudjedra</a> &ndash; excerpt from the novel <i>Printemps </i>(Spring), translated by <a target="_blank" title="Link to Andre Naffis-Sahely's biography" href="/contributors/749/andre-naffis-sahely/">Andr&eacute; Naffis-Sahely</a> </p><p><strong><br /><span class="titlered">PRISON WRITING</span></strong></p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Giuma Bukleb's biography" href="/contributors/760/giuma-bukleb/"> Giuma Bukleb</a> &ndash; <i>Counting Slowly from One to Ten</i>, translated by Robin Moger</p><p> <a href="/contributors/1021/rifat-chadirji/" title="Link to Rifat Chadirji's biography" target="_blank">Rifat Chadirji</a> &ndash; &ldquo;Into the Darkness of Cell 26&rdquo;, excerpts from <i>A Wall between Two Darknesses</i>, translated by John Peate</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Sonallah Ibrahim's biography" href="/contributors/599/sonallah-ibrahim/"> Sonallah Ibrahim</a> &ndash; Excerpts from <i>Diaries of Oasis Prison</i>, translated by Elisabeth Jaquette and Sally Gomaa </p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Fadhil al-Azzawi's biography" href="/contributors/220/fadhil-al-azzawi/"> Fadhil al-Azzawi</a> &ndash; The Poet in Prison: Living on Borrowed Time, translated by Jonathan Wright</p><p> <a href="/contributors/1016/saud-qubailat/" title="Link to Saud Qubailat's biography" target="_blank">Saud Qubailat</a> &ndash; Two short stories <i>The Prisoner</i> and <i>Old Noise</i>, translated by Nesreen Akhtarkhavari</p><p> <a href="/contributors/1020/ahmed-alfaitouri/" title="Link to Ahmed Alfaitouri's biography" target="_blank">Ahmed Alfaitouri</a> &ndash; <i>The Moment the Cell Door Opened</i>, translated by Robert J Farley</p><p> <a href="/contributors/1022/sherif-hetata/" title="Link to Sherif Hetata's biography" target="_blank">Sherif Hetata</a> &ndash; &ldquo;The Military Prison&rdquo;, a chapter from <i>The Open Windows</i>, translated by the author</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Hashem Gharaibeh's biography" href="/contributors/438/hashem-gharaibeh/"> Hashem Gharaibeh</a> &ndash;<i> A Witness of Prison Life and Writing</i>, followed by a chapter from the novel T<i>he Cat That Taught Me How to Fly</i>, translated by Nesreen Akhtarkhavari. &nbsp;Click <a href="/selections/88/issue-50/hashem-gharaibeh" title="Opens a chapter to read online from Hashem Gharaibeh's novel" target="_blank">here</a> to read a second chapter, entitled <strong>Karma</strong>, from the novel, which is available to read online.</p><p> <a href="/contributors/1019/osama-alaysa/" title="Link to Osama Alaysa's biography" target="_blank">Osama Alaysa</a> &ndash; <i>Do Not Tell them I Cried</i>, translated by Sarah H Abdel Halim</p><p> <a href="/contributors/1023/moustafa-khalife/" title="Link to Moustafa Khalife's biography" target="_blank">Moustafa Khalife</a>: <i>La Coquille &ndash; Prisonnier politique en Syrie,</i> A review by Olivia Snaije</p><p><strong><br /><img alt="Image of Humaza Habayeb" src="/resources/images/huzama-habayeb-b49.jpg" height="171" width="141" style="margin: 10px; vertical-align: middle; float: left;" /><br /><span class="titlered">LITERARY INFLUENCES</span></strong></p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Huzama Habayeb's biography" href="/contributors/69/huzamah-habayeb/"> Huzama Habayeb</a> &ndash; <i>The Fire that Consumed my Heart</i>, translated by John Peate</p><p><a href="/contributors/1024/xue-qingguo/" title="Link to Xue Qingguo's biography" target="_blank"><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Xue Qingguo</a> &ndash; <i>Arabic Literature in China</i>, translated by Robin Moger<br /><br /><img width="120" height="179" src="/resources/images/adonis_55_exact_50.jpg" alt="Cover of Adonis collection in Chinese" style="margin: 10px; vertical-align: middle;" /><img width="113" height="177" src="/resources/images/cover_inaam_in_chinese_exact_50.jpg" alt="Image of Inaam Kachachi book in Chinese" style="margin: 10px; vertical-align: middle;" /><img width="122" height="180" src="/resources/images/naguib_mahfouz_zuqaq_exact_50.jpg" alt="Image of Naguib Mahfouz Zuqaq book in Chinese" style="margin: 10px; vertical-align: middle;" /></p><p><strong><br /><span class="titlered">BOOK REVIEWS</span></strong></p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Paul Starkey's biography" href="/contributors/523/paul-starkey/"> Paul Starkey</a> reviews <i>The Arch and the Butterfly</i> by Mohammed Achaari</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Mona Zaki's biography" href="/contributors/898/mona-zaki/"> Mona Zaki</a> reviews <i>June Rain</i> by Jabbour Douaihy</p><p><a target="_blank" title="link to Aamer Hussein's biography" href="/contributors/588/aamer-hussein/"> Aamer Hussein</a> reviews <i>Other Lives</i> by Iman Humaydan</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Mona Zaki's biography" href="/contributors/898/mona-zaki/"> Mona Zaki</a> reviews <i>House of the Wolf</i> by Ezzat El Kamhawi</p><p><strong><br /><span class="titlered">EVENT</span></strong></p><p><strong> London: </strong>Launch of Saadi Youssef&rsquo;s Collected Poetical Works</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img width="300" height="290" src="/resources/images/saadi-launch240614-bpw.jpg" alt="Image of Saadi Youssef book launch" style="margin: 10px;" /><br />l to r: Stephen Watts, Saadi Youssef and Omar al-Qattan</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span class="redtext"><strong>Who is Alessandro Spina? &nbsp; What is his Libyan Epic?</strong></span><br /><br />In an extension of <strong>Banipal 50</strong>, only available online on <a target="_blank" title="Opens the story of Alessandro Spina on www.banipal.co.uk" href="/book_reviews/113/the-whole-shadow-of-man---alessandro-spinas-libyan-epic/">this webpage</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;(not in the print or digital editions) Andr&eacute; Naffis-Sahely tells the story of discovering Alessandro Spina and embarking on translating from Italian Spina's 1,250-page Libyan epic.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><i>The translators in Banipal 50 are:</i></strong> <br /><a style="font-size: 9px;" target="_blank" title="Link to Sarah H Abdel Halim's biography" href="/contributors/1007/sarah-h--abdel-halim/">Sarah H Abdel Halim</a>, <a href="/contributors/1015/nesreen-akhtarkhavari/" title="Link to Nesreen Akhtarkhavari's biography" target="_blank">Nesreen Akhtarkhavari</a>, <a href="/contributors/845/raphael-cohen/" title="Link to Raphael Cohen's biography" target="_blank">Raphael Cohen</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Robert J Farley's biography" href="/contributors/1010/robert-j-farley/">Robert J Farley</a>, <a style="font-size: 9px;" target="_blank" title="Link to Bassam Frangieh's biography" href="/contributors/423/bassam-k-frangieh/">Bassam Frangieh</a>, <a style="font-size: 9px;" target="_blank" title="Link to Sally Gomaa's biography" href="/contributors/897/sally-gomaa/">Sally Gomaa</a>, <a style="font-size: 9px;" href="/contributors/1011/elisabeth--jaquette/" title="Link to Elisabeth Jaquette's biography" target="_blank"> Elisabeth Jaquette</a>, <a style="font-size: 9px;" target="_blank" title="Link to Robin Moger's biography" href="/contributors/771/robin-moger/">Robin Moger</a>, <a style="font-size: 9px;" href="/contributors/749/andre-naffis-sahely/" title="Link to Andre Naffis-Sahely's biography" target="_blank">Andr&eacute; Naffis-Sahely</a>, <a style="font-size: 9px;" target="_blank" title="Link to John Peate's biography" href="/contributors/696/john-peate/">John Peate</a>, <a style="font-size: 9px;" href="/contributors/953/jonathan-wright/" title="Link to Jonathan Wright's biography" target="_blank">Jonathan Wright</a><br /><br /><br /><strong><i>The writers, artists and book reviewers are:</i></strong><br /><a style="font-size: 9px;" href="/contributors/1008/ahmed-alsoudani/" title="Link to Ahmed Alsoudani's biography" target="_blank">Ahmed Alsoudani</a>, <a style="font-size: 9px;" href="/contributors/69/huzamah-habayeb/" title="Link to Huzama Habayeb's biography" target="_blank">Huzama Habayeb</a>, <a style="font-size: 9px;" href="/contributors/588/aamer-hussein/" title="link to Aamer Hussein's biography" target="_blank">Aamer Hussein</a>, <a style="font-size: 9px;" href="/contributors/630/olivia-snaije/" title="Link to Olivia Snaije's biography" target="_blank">Olivia Snaije</a>, <a style="font-size: 9px;" href="/contributors/523/paul-starkey/" title="Link to Paul Starkey's biography" target="_blank">Paul Starkey</a>, <a style="font-size: 9px;" href="/contributors/528/susannah-tarbush/" title="Link to Susannah Tarbush's biography" target="_blank">Susannah Tarbush</a>, <a style="font-size: 9px;" href="/contributors/898/mona-zaki/" title="Link to Mona Zaki's biography" target="_blank">Mona Zaki</a></p><p class="medium">For information on all the translators, writers and book reviewers in Banipal 50 and for more on all other contributors, please go to:<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal Contributors' Page" href="/contributors/">www.banipal.co.uk/contributors/</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Prison Writing
2 [empty string] <p><strong><br /><span class="redtext"><i>"I thoroughly enjoyed Issue #49 - what a wonderful collection of stories you gathered, and the snippets of the IPAF shortlisted books were an additional treat."</i></span> &ndash; Elisabeth Jaquette<br /><br /><b>A Cornucopia of Short Stories</b></strong> presents a rich collection of a traditional art &ndash; stories by 21 authors in a range of styles from all generations of short story writers &ndash; from Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq and Jordan; from Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia; and from Yemen, Oman and Kuwait. From pioneers Zakaria Tamer, Mahmoud Shukair, Ibrahim Aslan, Said al-Kafrawi and Ahmed Bouzfour, to relative newcomers Jokha al-Harth, Ahmed Saadawi, Huzama Habayeb, Basma El-Khatib, Ibrahim Farghali and Nasrin Trabulsi.</p><p><strong>PLUS &ndash; A Travelling Tale </strong>from Moscow by Kamal Ayadi<strong><br /></strong><strong>&bull; AND </strong>Poetry from Arabic, German &amp; English: Kadhim Jihad Hassan from Iraq, Fouad El-Auwad from Syria and Mona Kareem from Kuwait<br /><strong>&bull; AND</strong> 2014 International Prize for Arabic Fiction &ndash; Excerpts from the 6 shortlisted novels<br /><strong>&bull; Guest Literature</strong>: British poet, editor and translator Stephen Watts</p><p><i>Cover painting by Iraqi painter Ahmed Alsoudani</i></p><form method="post" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" target="paypal"> <input type="hidden" value="_s-xclick" name="cmd" /> <input type="hidden" value="FDH3GKPTB5Q88" name="hosted_button_id" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input type="hidden" value="Order Banipal 49" name="on0" />Order Banipal 49</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Europe">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="World">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input type="hidden" value="GBP" name="currency_code" /> <input type="image" border="0" alt="PayPal &ndash; 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Selected Poems, translated by Mary Ann Caws<br /><a href="/contributors/995/fouad-el-auwad/" title="Link to Fouad El-Auwad's biography" target="_blank">Fouad El-Auwad</a> &ndash; Poems, translated by Ken Cockburn<br /><a href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=996" title="Link to Mona Kareem's biography" target="_blank">Mona Kareem</a> &ndash; A Poem</p><p><strong><br />A CORNUCOPIA OF SHORT STORIES</strong></p><p><a href="/contributors/195/salima-salih/" title="Link to Salima Salih's biography" target="_blank">Salima Salih</a> &ndash; <i>The Body</i>, translated by Sophia Vasalou</p><p><a href="/contributors/975/anis-arafai/" title="Link to Anis Arafai's biography" target="_blank">Anis Arafai</a> &ndash; <i>The Moroccan Dead Transfer Company</i>, translated by Roger Allen</p><p><a href="/contributors/997/nasrin-trabulsi/" title="Link to Nasrin Trabulsi's biography" target="_blank">Nasrin Trabulsi</a> &ndash; <i>It&rsquo;s the Mare, Sir!</i> &ndash; translated by Layla Almaleh</p><p><a href="/contributors/189/zakaria-tamer/" title="Link to Zakaria Tamer's biography" target="_blank">Zakaria Tamer </a>&ndash; <i>Stars Above the Jungle</i> and <i>The Treasure</i>, translated by Clayton Clark</p><p><a href="/contributors/651/wajdi--al-ahdal/" title="Link to Wajdi al-Ahdal's biography" target="_blank">Wajdi al-Ahdal</a> &ndash; <i>The Basil Revolution</i>, translated by William M Hutchins </p><p><a href="/contributors/69/huzamah-habayeb/" title="Link to Huzama Habayeb's biography" target="_blank">Huzama Habayeb</a> &ndash; <i>Umbilical Cord</i>, translated by Mona Zaki</p><p><a href="/contributors/135/ibrahim-farghali/" title="Link to Ibrahim Farghali's biography" target="_blank">Ibrahim Farghali</a> &ndash; <i>Body Map</i>, translated by Tom Aplin</p><p><a href="/contributors/998/alia-al-ismaily/" title="Link to Alia al-Ismaily's biography" target="_blank">Alia al-Ismaily</a> &ndash; <i>The Deluge</i></p><p><a href="/contributors/628/jokha-al-harthi/" title="Link to Jokha al-Harthi's biography" target="_blank">Jokha al- Harthi</a> &ndash; <i>On the Wooden Park Bench . . . We Sat</i>, translated by Clare Roberts</p><p><a href="/contributors/198/hassouna-mosbahi/" title="Link to Hassouna Mosbahi's biography" target="_blank">Hassouna Mosbahi</a> &ndash; <i>Searching for Grandmother&rsquo;s House</i>, translated by Karen McNeil</p><p><a href="/contributors/91/ibrahim-aslan-1936-2012/" title="Link to Ibrahim Aslan's biography" target="_blank">Ibrahim Aslan</a> &ndash; <i>A Path for the Young</i>, translated by Elisabeth Jaquette</p><p><a href="/contributors/266/mahmoud-said-saeed/" title="Link to Mahmoud Saeed's biography" target="_blank">Mahmoud Saeed</a> &ndash; <i>The Sound of Footsteps</i>, translated by Sophia Vasalou</p><p><a href="/contributors/252/taleb-alrefai/" title="Link to Taleb Alrefai's biography" target="_blank">Taleb Alrefai</a> &ndash; <i>SMILES</i>, translated by William M Hutchins </p><p><a href="/contributors/999/basma-el-khatib/" title="Link to Basma el-Khatib's biography" target="_blank">Basma el-Khatib </a>&ndash; <i>The Dead </i>and <i>The Killer</i>, translated by Ghenwa Hayek</p><p><a href="/contributors/693/ahmad-saadawi/" title="Link to Ahmed Sadaawi's biography" target="_blank">Ahmed Saadawi</a> &ndash;<i> I used to Count my Friends on my Fingers</i>, translated by Robert J Farley</p><p><a href="/contributors/125/ahmed-bouzfour/" title="Link to Ahmed Bouzfour's biography" target="_blank">Ahmed Bouzfour</a> &ndash; <i>The Shadow </i>and <i>Weariness</i>, translated by Mbarek Sryfi</p><p><a href="/contributors/1000/mahmoud-al-bayaty/" title="Link to Mahmoud al-Bayaty's biography" target="_blank">Mahmoud al-Bayaty</a> &ndash; <i>Junction</i>, translated by Hassan Abdulrazzak</p><p><a href="/contributors/1001/hisham-bustani/" title="Link to Hisham Bustani's biography" target="_blank">Hisham Bustani</a> &ndash; <i>Cunning Clouds of Betrayal</i>, translated by Thoraya El-Rayyes </p><p><a href="/contributors/1002/ahmed-alrahbi/" title="Link to Ahmed Alrahbi's biography" target="_blank">Ahmed Alrahbi</a> &ndash; <i>Cat&rsquo;s Eyes</i>, translated by Layla Almaleh</p><p><a href="/contributors/499/said-al-kafrawi/" title="Link to Said al-Kafrawi's biography" target="_blank">Said al-Kafrawi</a> &ndash; <i>The Naked</i>, translated by Sally Gomaa</p><p><a href="/contributors/77/mahmoud-shukair/" title="Link to Shukair's biography" target="_blank">Mahmoud Shukair</a> &ndash;<i>Jerusalem There, All Alone</i> and other stories, translated by Sarah H Abdel Halim</p><div style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.exacteditions.com/latest/banipal" title="Links to preview of Digital Banipal 49" target="_blank"> <img src="http://www.exacteditions.com/cover/banipal" style="border: 1px solid black;" /> </a> <br /> <a href="http://www.exacteditions.com/latest/banipal">Preview the latest digital Banipal</a> </div><p><strong><br />TRAVELLING TALE<br /></strong><a href="/contributors/1003/kamal-ayadi/" title="Link to Kamal Ayadi's biography" target="_blank">Kamal Ayadi</a> &ndash; <i>Remembering Borisa Alexandrovna</i>, translated by William M Hutchins</p><p><strong><br />GUEST LITERATURE<br /></strong><a href="/contributors/360/stephen-watts/" title="Link to Stephen Watt's biography" target="_blank">Stephen Watts</a>, poet, editor and translator<br />Profile and selected poems</p><p><strong><br />2014 SHORTLIST OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC FICTION<br /></strong><a href="/contributors/312/inaam-kachachi/" title="Link to Inaam Kachachi's biography" target="_blank">Inaam Kachachi</a> &ndash; Tashari<br /><a href="/contributors/1004/abdelrahim-lahbibi/" title="Link to Lahbibi's biography" target="_blank">Abdelrahim Lahbibi</a> &ndash; The Journeys of &rsquo;Abdi, known as Son of Al-Hamriyah<br /><a href="/contributors/536/khaled-khalifa/" title="Link to Khaled Khalifa's biography" target="_blank">Khaled Khalifa</a> &ndash; No Knives in this City&rsquo;s Kitchens<br /><a href="/contributors/1005/youssef-fadel/" title="Link to Youssef Fadel's biography" target="_blank">Youssef Fadel</a> &ndash; A Rare Blue Bird that Flies with Me<br /><a href="/contributors/693/ahmad-saadawi/" title="Link to Ahmed Sadaawi's biography" target="_blank">Ahmed Saadawi</a> &ndash; Frankenstein in Baghdad<br /><a href="/contributors/853/ahmed--mourad/" title="Link to Ahmed Mourad's biography" target="_blank">Ahmed Mourad</a> &ndash; The Blue Elephant</p><p><span style="font-weight: bold;"><br />TRIBUTE<br /></span><a href="/contributors/144/ounsi-el-hage/" title="Link to Ounsi El Hage's biography" target="_blank">Ounsi El Hage</a> 1937&ndash;2014, a tribute by Fadhil al-Azzawi</p><p><strong><br />BOOK REVIEWS</strong></p><p><a href="/contributors/423/bassam-k-frangieh/" title="Link to Bassam K Frangieh's biography" target="_blank">Bassam K Frangieh</a> reviews Sherif Hetata&rsquo;s autobiography <i>Al-Nawafidh al-Maftouha</i> (The Open Windows)</p><p><a href="/contributors/523/paul-starkey/" title="Link to Paul Starkey's biography" target="_blank">Paul Starkey</a> reviews<i> The Corpse Washer </i>by <a href="/contributors/54/sinan-antoon/" title="Link to Sinan Antoon's biography" target="_blank">Sinan Antoon</a></p><p><a href="/contributors/360/stephen-watts/" title="Link to Stephen Watt's biography" target="_blank">Stephen Watts</a> reviews <i>I Say My Words Out Loud</i> by Prince Claus 2013 Principal Laureate Ahmed Fouad Negm, plus</p><p>Report on Prince Claus Fund 2013 Award Ceremony</p><p><a href="/contributors/1006/elspeth-carruthers/" title="Link to Elspeth Carruthers' biography" target="_blank">Elspeth Carruthers</a> reviews <i>Leg over Leg </i>or <i>Al-Saq &lsquo;ala al-Saq</i> by Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq</p><p><a href="/contributors/594/peter-clark/" title="Link to Peter Clark's biography" target="_blank">Peter Clark</a> reviews <i>The Grub Hunter </i>by <a href="/contributors/774/amir-tag-elsir/" title="Link to Amir Tag Elsir's biography" target="_blank">Amir Tag Elsir</a></p><p><a href="/contributors/528/susannah-tarbush/" title="Link to Susannah Tarbush's biography" target="_blank">Susannah Tarbush</a> reviews <i>Private Pleasures </i>by <a href="/contributors/316/hamdy-el-gazzar/" title="Link to Hamdy el-Gazzar's biography" target="_blank">Hamdy el-Gazzar</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>BOOKS IN BRIEF<br /></strong>Fiction, Memoir, Non-Fiction</p><p><i>Moon &amp; Henna Tree</i> by Ahmed Toufiq<i><br />New Waw: Saharan Oasis</i> by Ibrahim al-Koni<i><br />Willow Trees Don&rsquo;t Weep</i> by Fadia Faqir<i><br />Gaza Writes Back</i>, edited by Refaat Alareer<i><br />The Physician of the Caliphs</i> by Nabil Saleh<i><br />Poor</i> by Idris Ali<i><br />Black Magic</i> by Hamdy el-Gazzar<i><br />Rama and the Dragon</i> by Edwar al-Kharrat<i><br />The Hidden Light of Objects</i> by Mai al-Nakib<i><br />Teaching Arabs, Writing Self: Memoirs of an Arab-American Woman</i> by Evelyn Shakir<i><br />Fathers and Sons in the Arab Middle East</i> by Dalya Cohen-Mor<i><br />Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive</i> by Hala Halim<i><br />Jurji Zaidan: Contributions to Modern Arab Thought and Literature</i>co-edited by George C. Zaidan and Thomas Philipp</p><p><strong><br />EVENTS</strong></p><p><strong>London</strong>: Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation</p><p><strong>Casablanca</strong>: International Argana Poetry Prize</p><p class="small">The translators in Banipal 49 are:<br /><a href="/contributors/1007/sarah-h--abdel-halim/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Sarah H Abdel Halim,</a> <a href="/contributors/713/hassan--abdulrazzak/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Hassan Abdulrazzak</a>, <a href="/contributors/420/roger-allen/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Roger Allen</a>, <a href="/contributors/966/layla--al-maleh-almaleh/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Layla Almaleh</a>, <a href="/contributors/530/thomas-aplin/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Tom Aplin</a>, <a href="/contributors/847/charis-bredin/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Charis Bredin</a>, <a href="/contributors/949/mary-ann-caws/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Mary Ann Caws</a>, <a href="/contributors/1009/clayton-clark/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Clayton Clark</a>, <a href="/contributors/565/ken-cockburn/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Ken Cockburn</a>, <a href="/contributors/845/raphael-cohen/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Raphael Cohen</a>, <a href="/contributors/1010/robert-j-farley/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Robert J Farley</a>, <a href="/contributors/897/sally-gomaa/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Sally Gomaa</a>, <a href="/contributors/547/ghenwa-hayek/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Ghenwa Hayek</a>, <a href="/contributors/516/william-maynard-hutchins/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">William M Hutchins</a>, <a href="/contributors/1011/elisabeth--jaquette/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Elisabeth Jaquette</a>, <a href="/contributors/740/karen-mcneil/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Karen McNeil</a>, <a href="/contributors/696/john-peate/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">John Peate</a>, <a href="/contributors/1013/clare-roberts/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Clare Roberts</a>, <a href="/contributors/991/mbarek-sryfi/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Mbarek Sryfi</a>, <a href="/contributors/770/sophia-vasalou/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Sophia Vasalou</a>, <a href="/contributors/953/jonathan-wright/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Jonathan Wright</a>, <a href="/contributors/898/mona-zaki/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Mona Zaki</a></p><p class="small">The writers, artists, photographers and book reviewers are:<br /><a href="/contributors/1008/ahmed-alsoudani/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Ahmed Alsoudani</a>, <a href="/contributors/220/fadhil-al-azzawi/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Fadhil al-Azzawi</a>, <a href="/contributors/1006/elspeth-carruthers/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Elspeth Carruthers</a>, <a href="/contributors/594/peter-clark/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Peter Clark</a>, <a href="/contributors/423/bassam-k-frangieh/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Bassam K Frangieh</a>, Margaret Obank, Clare Roberts, Paola Saviano, <a href="/contributors/523/paul-starkey/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Paul Starkey</a>, <a href="/contributors/528/susannah-tarbush/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Susannah Tarbush</a>, <a href="/contributors/360/stephen-watts/" title="Link to biog" target="_blank">Stephen Watts</a></p><p class="small">For information on all the translators, writers and book reviewers in Banipal 49 and for more on all other contributors, please go to:<br /><a href="/contributors/" title="Opens Contributors' section of www.banipal.co.uk" target="_blank">www.banipal.co.uk/contributors/</a></p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.adbookfair.com/" title="Opens Abu Dhabi International Book Fair website" target="_blank"><img width="225" height="72" alt="Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2014" src="/resources/images/adibf2014-logo.jpg" /></a></p> <div style="text-align: center"> <a href="http://www.exacteditions.com/latest/banipal" title="Links to preview of Digital Banipal 49" target="_blank"> </a><a href="http://www.exacteditions.com/latest/banipal"></a> </div> A Cornucopia of Short Stories
3 [empty string] <p><b>Banipal 48 </b>presents enthralling voices from Marrakech, city of narration, &ldquo;kingdom of the improbable, one where reality is creatively rewritten&rdquo;, as <b>Juan Goytisolo </b>describes the city in his introduction to<i> Marrakech: Open Secrets</i>, the first text of the feature. The poets and authors from Marrakech include <b>Yassin Adnan </b>and <b>Saad Sarhan</b>, the authors of <i>Marrakech, Open Secrets</i>, translated especially for this issue; the painter novelist <b>Mahi Binebine</b>, with his new novel <i>The Lord will reward you</i>; <b>Abu Youssef Taha</b>; <b>Rajae Benchemsi</b>; <b>Mohamed Nedali</b> with his debut novel <b>Prime Cuts: An Apprentice Butcher&rsquo;s Life &amp; Loves</b>; <b>Anis Arafai </b>and <b>Taha Adnan</b>.<b> Banipal 48</b> also includes works by two Moroccan poets &ndash; <b>Mubarak Wassat</b> and <b>Karima Nadir</b>. </p><p>Plus <i>Literary Influences </i>by <b>Mansoura Ez-Eldin </b>and an excerpt from <b>Ezzat El-Kamhawi</b>'s award-winning novel <i>The House of the Wolf</i>. Also, two Iraqi novelists &ndash; <b>Duna Ghali</b>, settled in Denmark and writing in Arabic, and<b> Pius Alibek</b> from Barcelona, writing in Catalan.<br /><br /></p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="8WT46NF4ZJLNN" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 48" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 48</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Europe">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="World">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &ndash; The safer, easier way to pay online." type="image" border="0" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 pub_20131105113030.jpg thumb_20131105113030.jpg [empty string] 48 48 0 0 1 86 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="8WT46NF4ZJLNN" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 48" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 48</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Europe">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="World">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &ndash; 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An excerpt from the novel <i>Orbits of Loneliness</i>, translated by Maia Tabet </p><p><a target="_blank" title="Opens Pius Alibek's conributor page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/983/pius-alibek/">Pius Alibek</a> &ndash; A chapter from the novel <i>Nomad Roots</i>, translated from the Catalan by the author</p><p><b><br />NARRATING MARRAKECH</b></p><p><i>Marrakech: Open Secrets</i> by Yassin Adnan and Saad Sarhan, introduced by Juan Goytisolo.<br />Translated by John Peate</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Juan Goytisolo" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=416">Juan Goytisolo</a> &ndash; <i>Marrakech at last yields to narration</i></p><p><a target="_blank" title="Yassin Adnan" href="/contributors/974/yassin-adnan/">Yassin Adn</a><a target="_blank" title="Yassin Adnan" href="/contributors/974/yassin-adnan/">an</a> and <a target="_blank" title="Saad Sarhan" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=458">Saad Sarhan</a> &ndash; <i>Marrakech: Open Secrets</i></p><p><a target="_blank" title="Rajae Benchemsi" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=977">Rajae Benchemsi</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>Marrakech: Light of Exile</i>, translated by Charis Bredin</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Rajae Benchemsi" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=977">Abu Youssef Taha</a> &ndash; Two short stories, translated by <i>Mbarek Sryfi</i></p><p><a target="_blank" title="Mahi Binebine" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=955">Mahi Binebine</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel<i> The Lord will reward you</i>, translated by Patrick Ray</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Opens Anis Arafai's contributor page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/975/anis-arafai/">Anis Arafai</a> &ndash; <i>Three Tales from Marrakech</i>, translated by Ali Azeriah</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Opens Mohamed Nedali's contributor page on www.banipal.co.uk" href="/contributors/980/mohamed-nedali/">Mohamed Nedali</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>Prime Cuts</i>, translated by Andr&eacute; Naffis-Sahely</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Taha Adnan" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=573">Taha Adnan</a> &ndash;<i> From Brussels to Marrakech</i>, translated by Robin Moger </p><p><b><br />LITERARY INFLUENCES</b></p><p><a title="Mansoura Ez-Eldin" href="/contributors/58/mansoura-ez-eldin/">Mansoura Ez-Eldin</a> &ndash; "Phantoms of <i>One Thousand and One Nights</i>" <br />Translated by William M Hutchins</p><p><b><br />BOOK REVIEWS</b></p><p>Susannah Tarbush <i>Carnival</i> by Rawi Hage</p><p>Paul Starkey <i>The Lady from Tel Aviv</i> by Raba'i al-Madhoun</p><p>Andrew C Long <i>The World Through the Eyes of Angels </i>and <i>Ben Barka Lane</i> by Mahmoud Saeed </p><p>Margaret Obank <i>Sex and the Citadel</i> by Shereen El Feki</p><p>Margaret Obank <i>Delights from the Garden of Eden</i> by Nawal Nasrallah</p><p><b><br />BOOKS IN BRIEF</b></p><p>Library of Arabic Literature, Fiction, Poetry, Non-Fiction</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>THE BERLIN INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL</b></p><p><br /><b>FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR</b></p><p><i><b><br /><br />The translators in Banipal 48 are:</b></i><br />Pius Alibek, Ali Azeriah, Charis Bredin, William M Hutchins, Robin Moger, Andr&eacute; Naffis-Sahely, John Peate, Patrick Ray, Nancy Roberts, Mbarek Sryfi, Maia Tabet. </p><p><i><b>The writers, artists, photographers and book reviewers are:</b></i><br />Farid Belkahia, Charis Bredin, Nick Grigg, Andrew Long, Margaret Obank, Clare Roberts, Paul Starkey, Susannah Tarbush, Mona Zaki.</p><p>For information on all the translators, writers and book reviewers in Banipal 48 and for more on all other contributors, please go to:</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Opens Banipal Contributors' section" href="/contributors/77/mahmoud_shukair/"><b>www.banipal.co.uk/contributors/</b></a></p><p><a href="##top">back to top</a><br /><br /><br />To see the online digital issue, click on the<b> cover image </b>below or the <b>Latest Issue </b>link</p> <div style="text-align: left;"> <a href="http://www.exacteditions.com/latest/banipal"> <img src="http://www.exacteditions.com/cover/banipal" style="border: 1px solid black" /> </a> <br /> <a target="_blank" title="Opens latest Banipal digital edition" href="http://www.exacteditions.com/latest/banipal">Latest Issue</a><br /><br /><br />To search through the digital Banipal issues, enter your search term and click on the Search Banipal button<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center"></div> <form action="http://www.exacteditions.com/exact/search.do"> <input name="type" value="magazine" type="hidden" /> <input name="titleId" value="21379" type="hidden" /> <input name="term" type="text" /> <input value="Search Banipal" type="submit" /> </form> Narrating Marrakech
4 [empty string] <p><b>Fiction from Kuwait</b> presents a selection of contemporary literature from the novels and short stories of 17 Kuwaiti authors. It spans the generations of literary voices, from the 1960s and the writings of <b>Sulaiman al-Shatti</b>, <b>Ismail Fahd Ismail</b> and <b>Suleiman al-Khalifi</b>, to works by <b>Fatima Yousif al-Ali</b>, <b>Laila al-Othman</b>, <b>Waleed al-Rajeeb</b>, <b>Taleb Alrefai</b>, <b>Thuraya al-Baqsami</b> and <b>Fawziya Shuwaish al-Salem</b>, and then to those of young authors <b>Bothayna al-Essa</b>, <b>Saud al-Sanousi</b>, <b>Yousef Khalifa</b>, <b>Basima al-Enezi</b>, <b>Ali Hussain al-Felkawi</b>, <b>Hameady Hamood</b> and <b>Mona al-Shammari</b>. Almost the entire issue is devoted to the vibrant fiction literary scene in Kuwait today, with background articles on the development of both<i> </i>the short story and the novel. </p><p>The book reviews include reviews of works by two winners of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction: Saudi Arabian author <b>Abdo Khal</b>&rsquo;s winning novel<i> Throwing Sparks</i>, and <i>The Mehlis Report</i> by Lebanese novelist <b>Rabee Jaber</b> (his winning novel <i>The Druze of Belgrade </i>has yet to be translated). </p><p>Photo-reports of literary achievements complete the issue &ndash; the <b>Sheikh Zayed Book Awards</b>, the <b>Abu Dhabi </b>and <b>Casablanca International Book Fairs</b>, the <b>2013 International Prize for Arabic Fiction award</b> ceremony, and the <b>Shubbak Festival of Contemporary Arab Culture </b>in London. <br /><br /></p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="594GV3ZLLVE3G" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 47" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 47</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Europe">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="World">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &ndash; The safer, easier way to pay online." type="image" border="0" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 pub_20130701170201.jpg thumb_20130701170201.jpg [empty string] 47 47 0 0 1 85 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="594GV3ZLLVE3G" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 47" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 47</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Europe">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="World">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &ndash; The safer, easier way to pay online." type="image" border="0" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p><b><a name="top"></a>CONTENTS<br /><br />EDITORIAL </b>- Samuel Shimon<b><br /><br /></b></p><p><b>FICTION from KUWAIT</b><br /><br /><a href="/contributors/957/mersel-faleh--al-ajami/">Mersel al-Ajami</a> &ndash; A brief history of the short story in Kuwait<a href="/contributors/252/taleb-alrefai/"><br />Taleb Alrefai </a>&ndash; An overview of the novel in Kuwait<br />The National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters<br /><a href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=971">Adam Youssouf</a> &ndash; Kuwait&rsquo;s literary and scientific awards<br />The publishing industry in Kuwait<br /><a href="/contributors/960/bothayna--al-essa/">Bothayna al-Essa</a> &ndash; <i>An Unexpected Encounter in Uppsala</i>, excerpts from a novel, translated by Charis Bredin<br /><a href="/contributors/963/ismail-fahd--ismail/">Ismail Fahd Ismail</a> &ndash; <i>When the Frog Croaked</i>, excerpts from a novel, translated by William M Hutchins<br /><a href="/contributors/965/yousef--khalifa/">Yousef Khalifa</a> &ndash; 18 Very Short Stories, translated by Agnes Reeve<a href="/contributors/392/laila-al-othman/"><br />Laila al-Othman</a> &ndash; Two Short Stories, translated by Ruth Ahmedzai and Sally Gomaa<br /><a href="/contributors/961/ali-hussain--al-felkawi/">Ali Hussain al-Felkawi</a> &ndash; <i>Traveller of the World</i>, excerpts from a novel, translated by Thomas Aplin<br /><a href="/contributors/967/waleed--al-rajeeb/">Waleed al-Rajeeb</a> &ndash; Three Short Stories, translated by John Peate<br /><a href="/contributors/956/mona-al-shammari/">Mona al-Shammari</a> &ndash; <i>Black Khol . . . White Heart</i>, a short story translated by Sophia Vasalou<a href="/contributors/252/taleb-alrefai/"><br />Taleb Alrefai</a> &ndash;<i> Welcome to the Abu Ajaj Construction Company</i>, excerpt from a novel, translated by Mona Zaki<br /><a href="/contributors/958/thuraya--al-baqsami/">Thuraya al-Baqsami </a>&ndash;<i> Moscow Days</i>, excerpts from a novel, translated by Maxwell Martin<br /><a href="/contributors/969/hooda--shawa/">Hooda Shawa</a> &ndash;<i> An Elephant in the City</i>, a short story translated by Robin Moger, with original illustrations by Faisal Laibi Sahi<br /><a href="/contributors/962/hameady--hamood/">Hameady Hamood</a> &ndash;<i> Refugee</i>, a short story translated by William M Hutchins<a href="/contributors/334/fatima-yousif-al-ali/"><br />Fatima Yousif al-Ali </a>&ndash; <i>Return from a &ldquo;Honeymoon&rdquo;</i>, a short story translated by William M Hutchins<br /><a href="/contributors/968/suleiman--al-shatti/">Sulaiman al-Shatti</a> &ndash; <i>A Voice from the Dark,</i> a short story translated by Layla al-Maleh<br /><a href="/contributors/972/fawziya-shuwaish-al-salem/">Fawziya Shuwaish al-Salem</a> &ndash; <i>A Night of Creation and Emission</i>, chapter from a novel, translated by Ghenwa Hayek<br /><a href="/contributors/959/basima--al-enezi/">Basima al-Enezi </a>&ndash;<i> Black Shoes on a Sidewalk</i>, excerpts from the novel, translated by Sally Gomaa<br /><a href="/contributors/964/suleiman--al-khalefi/">Suleiman al-Khalifi</a> &ndash; <i>Love at First Call,</i> a short story, translated by Layla al-Maleh<a href="/contributors/948/saud-al-sanousi/"><br />Saud al-Sanousi</a> &ndash; an excerpt from the novel Prisoner of Mirrors, translated by Sophia Vasalou<b><br /><br /><br />BOOK REVIEWS</b><br /><br /><a href="/contributors/970/andrew-c-long/">Andrew C Long</a> <i>Throwing Sparks</i> by Abdo Khal<br /><a href="/contributors/898/mona-zaki/">Mona Zaki </a><i>The Mehlis Report </i>by Rabee Jaber<br /><a href="/contributors/523/paul-starkey/">Paul Starkey </a>&lsquo;That Smell&rsquo; and &lsquo;Notes from Prison&rsquo; by Sonallah Ibrahim<br /><a href="/contributors/528/susannah-tarbush/">Susannah Tarbush</a> <i>Earth Weeps, Saturn Laughs </i>by Abdulaziz Al Farsi<br />Margaret Obank <i>Divorce Islamic Style</i> by Amara Lakhous<br /><a href="/contributors/360/stephen-watts/">Stephen Watts</a> <i>Poems for the Millennium (Volume 4): The University of California Book of North African Literature</i> edited by Pierre Joris and Habib Tengour<br />Margaret Obank <i>Sun Bread and Sticky Toffee: Date Desserts from Everywhere</i> by Sarah Al-Hama<br /><b><br />BOOKS IN BRIEF</b></p><p><i>Return of the Spirit: A Novel </i>by Tawfiq al-Hakim<i><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to publisher's website for Between Two Rivers" href="http://www.parthianbooks.com/content/between-two-rivers">Between Two Rivers</a></i> by Dorothy Al-Khafaji<i><br />King</i> by Riad Nourallah<i>Kalila and Dimna: Fables of Conflict and Intrigue (vol.2) </i>retold by Ramsey Wood<i><br />Alone Together </i>by Mishka Mojabber Mourani and Aida Yacoub Haddad<i><br />Writing Revolution: The Voices from Tunis to Damascus </i>edited by Layla Al-Zubaidi and Matthew Cassel, <i><br />Seeking Palestin: New Palestinian Writing on Exile and Home</i> edited by Penny Johnson and Rajah Shehadeh, <br /><i>In the House Un-American </i>by Benjamin Hollander, <i><br />A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Middle East</i> compiled by Dilip Hiro, <i><br />Pastoral in Palestine </i>by Neil Hertz, <i><br />Renaissance Emir: A Druze Warlord at the Court of the Medici </i>by T.J Gordon, <i><br />A Month by the Sea: Encounters in Gaza </i>by Dervla Murphy, <br /><i>Beyond the Arab Spring: Authoritarianism and Democratization in the Arab World</i> by Rex Brynen, Pete W. Moore, Bassel F. Salloukh and Marie-Joelle Zahar, <i><br />The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey </i>by Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt. <br /><b><br /><br />EVENTS</b><br /><br />&bull; Sheikh Zayed Book Awards, Abu Dhabi<br /><br />&bull; Casablanca International Book Fair &amp; International Argana Poetry Prize<br /><br />&bull; Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, April 2013<br /><br />&bull; International Prize for Arabic Fiction Award Ceremony 2013, Abu Dhabi<br /><br />&bull; Shubbak Festival of Contemporary Arabic Culture, London<br /><br /><br /><i><b>The translators in Banipal 47 are: </b></i><br /><a href="/contributors/947/ruth-ahmedzai/">Ruth Ahmedzai</a>, <a href="/contributors/530/thomas-aplin/">Thomas Aplin</a>, Charis Bredin, <a href="/contributors/897/sally-gomaa/">Sally Gomaa</a>, <a href="/contributors/547/ghenwa-hayek/">Ghenwa Hayek</a>, <a href="/contributors/516/william-maynard-hutchins/">William M. Hutchins</a>, Layla al-Maleh, Maxwell Martin, <a href="/contributors/771/robin-moger/">Robin Moger</a>, <a href="/contributors/696/john-peate/">John Peate</a>, Agnes Reeve, <a href="/contributors/770/sophia-vasalou/">Sophia Vasalou</a>, <a href="/contributors/898/mona-zaki/">Mona Zaki.</a><br /><br /><i><b>The writers and book reviewers are: </b></i><br /><a href="/contributors/957/mersel-faleh--al-ajami/">Mersel al-Ajami</a>, <a href="/contributors/252/taleb-alrefai/">Taleb Alrefai</a>, Charis Bredin, <a href="/contributors/970/andrew-c-long/">Andrew C. Long</a>, Margaret Obank, Agnes Reeve, <a href="/contributors/528/susannah-tarbush/">Susannah Tarbush</a>, <a href="/contributors/360/stephen-watts/">Stephen Watts</a>, <a href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=971">Adam Youssouf</a>, <a href="/contributors/898/mona-zaki/">Mona Zaki</a>. <br /><br /><br />For information on all the translators, writers and book reviewers in Banipal 47, and for more on all other contributors, click on their name, or go to:&nbsp; <a title="Link to Banipal Contributors List" href="/contributors/#B">www.banipal.co.uk/contributors/</a></p><p><i><br /></i></p><p><img style="float: left; margin: 10px;" alt="al-multaqa" src="/resources/images/logo-al-multaqa-kuwait.jpg" height="84" width="100" /></p><p style="text-align: left;"><br /><i>This issue of Banipal, <b>Fiction from Kuwait</b>, has been supported by Al-Multaqa al-Thaqafi in Kuwait (the Cultural Circle)<br /></i></p><p><a href="#top"><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />back to top</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fiction from Kuwait
5 [empty string] <p><i><b>Banipal 46 &ndash; 80 New Poems</b></i> takes the pulse of new poetry with works by 14 poets who reflect the diversity and dynamism in Arab life and society today, most of the poets appearing in Banipal for the first time &ndash; <b>Taha Adnan, </b><b>Fadhil al-Azzawi, </b><b>Salah Faik, </b><b>Hussein Habasch, </b><b>Musa Hawamdeh, </b><b>Heind R. Ibrahim, </b><b>Hassab al-Sheikh Ja&rsquo;far, </b><b>V&eacute;nus Khoury-Ghata, </b><b>Khaled Mattawa, </b><b>Philip Metres, </b><b>Dunya Mikhail, </b><b>Khaled Najar, </b><b>Amjad Nasser </b>and<b> </b><b>Mohamed al-Harthy</b>.</p><p>The issue opens with the debut novel of <b>Amjad Nasser</b>, <i>Land of No Rain,</i> and is followed by an excerpt from the first English translation of <b>Faris al-Shidyaq</b>&rsquo;s 1855 novel <i>Leg over Leg</i> &ndash; both texts being published in full later this year, by Bloomsbury Qater Foundation Publishing and Yale University Press respectively.</p><p><b>Lorand Gaspar</b>, who lived and worked in Jerusalem and Tunis for many years and is one of France&rsquo;s most important contemporary poets, is the issue&rsquo;s <b>Guest Writer</b>.</p><p><i><b>Banipal 46 </b></i>also includes a special section of excerpts from the six shortlisted novels of the <b>2013 International Prize for Arabic Fiction </b>by <b>Saud Alsanousi, Mohammed Hasan Alwan, Sinan Antoon, Jana Fawaz Elhassan, IBrahim Issa </b>and <b>Hussein al-Wad</b>. <i>PLUS</i> a searing memoir, <i>The Day the Olive Harvest was Stopped</i>, by Palestinian writer <b>Mohammad Khashan</b>.</p><p>For full details of contents and links to contributors' pages, click <a target="_blank" title="Opens Banipal 46 contents page" href="/back_issues/84/issue-46/">here<br /></a></p> <form style="text-align: left;" target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="KB4AA8CX2SNZU" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td style="text-align: left;"><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 46" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 46</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &ndash; The safer, easier way to pay online." type="image" border="0" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 pub_20130409010615.jpg thumb_20130409010615.jpg [empty string] 46 46 0 0 1 84 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="NSJCKKZMQUZLA" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 46" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 46</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Europe">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="World">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &ndash; The safer, easier way to pay online." type="image" border="0" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p style="text-align: left;"><a name="top"></a><i>Front cover painting by</i> <b>Mahi Binebine</b><br /><br /><b>CONTENTS</b><br /><br />A Tribute to Werner Mark Linz (1935&ndash;2013)<br /><br /><b>EDITORIAL</b> &ndash; Margaret Obank<br /><br /><a title="Amjad Nasser" href="/contributors/374/amjad-nasser/">Amjad Nasser</a>&ndash; An excerpt from the novel<i> Land of No Rain</i> translated by Jonathan Wright<br /><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Faris Al-Shidyaq" href="/contributors/945/faris-al-shidyaq/">Faris al-Shidyaq</a> &ndash; Excerpts from <i>Leg over Leg</i> translated by Humphrey Davies<br /><br /><b>80 NEW POEMS</b><br /><a title="link to Hussen Habbach" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=944">Hussein Habasch</a> &ndash; A Poem, translated by Allison Blecker<br /><a title="Taha Adnan" href="/contributors/573/taha-adnan/">Taha Adnan</a> &ndash; A Poem, translated by Robin Moger<br /><a title="Philip Metres" href="/contributors/702/philip-metres/">Phillip Metres</a> &ndash; Selected Poems<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Hassab al-Sheikh Ja'far's page" href="/contributors/946/hassab-al-sheikh-jafar/">Hassab al-Sheikh Ja&lsquo;far</a> &ndash; Poems, translated by Camilo Gomez-Rivas<br /><a title="Khaled Najar" href="/contributors/377/khaled-najar-al-najar/">Khaled Najar </a>&ndash; Selected Poems, Translated by Khaled Mattawa<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to " href="/contributors/935/heind-r--ibrahim/">Heind R. Ibrahim</a> &ndash; Three Poems<br /><a title="link to Salah Faik" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=941">Salah Faik</a> &ndash; from <i>Flashes</i>, translated by Raphael Cohen<br /><a title="Venus Khoury-Ghata" href="/contributors/75/venus-khoury-ghata/">V&eacute;nus Khoury-Ghata</a>&ndash; Six Poems, translated from the French by Marilyn Hacker<br /><a href="/contributors/374/amjad-nasser/">Amjad Nasser</a> &ndash; &ldquo;The Edges of Day&rdquo;, translated by Fady Joudah<br /><a title="Khaled Mattawa" href="/contributors/87/khaled-mattawa/">Khaled Mattawa</a> &ndash; Selected Poems<br /><a title="link to Musa Hawamdeh" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=942">Musa Hawamdeh</a> &ndash; Two poems, translated by Allison Blecker<br /><a title="Dunya Mikhail" href="/contributors/386/dunya-mikhail/">Dunya Mikhail </a>&ndash; Four Poems<br /><a title="Mohammad Al-Harthy" href="/contributors/149/mohammad-al-harthi/">Mohamed al-Harthy </a>&ndash; &ldquo;A Failed Mechanic at the Onset of the Seventies&rdquo;, a poem translated by Ibtihaj al-Harthi<br /><a title="Fadhil al-Azzawi" href="/contributors/220/fadhil-al-azzawi/">Fadhil al-Azzawi </a>&ndash; Selected Poems, translated by the author<br /><br /><b>GUEST WRITER &ndash; LORAND GASPAR</b><br /><a title="link to Lorand Gaspar" href="/contributors/954/lorand-gaspar/">Lorand Gaspar</a> &ndash; &ldquo;The Fourth State of Matter&rdquo; (extracts) translated by Mary Ann Caws<br /><a title="Khaled Najar" href="/contributors/377/khaled-najar-al-najar/">Khaled Najar</a> &ndash; &ldquo;Evenings by the Sea with Lorand Gaspar&rdquo;<br /><a href="/contributors/954/lorand-gaspar/">Lorand Gaspar</a> &ndash; &ldquo;Approach of the Word&rdquo;, translated by Mary Ann Caws<br /><a title="Herbert Mason" href="/contributors/572/herbert-mason/">Herbert Mason</a> &ndash; &ldquo;An Autumn afternoon with Lorand Gaspar&rdquo; and excerpts from <i>Hospital Notes</i><br /><a href="/contributors/954/lorand-gaspar/">Lorand Gaspar</a> &ndash; Further excerpts from <i>Hospital Notes</i>, translated by Marilyn Hacker<br />Profile: <a title="link to Lorand Gaspar" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=954">Lorand Gaspar</a><br /><b><br />2013 INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC FICTION SHORTLIST</b><br /><a title="link to Saud Alsanousi" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=948">Saud Alsanousi</a> &ndash; from <i>The Bamboo Stalk</i>, translated by Thomas Aplin<br /><a title="link to Mohammed Hasan Alwan" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=511">Mohammed Hasan Alwan</a> &ndash; from <i>The Beaver</i>, translated by Paul Starkey<br /><a title="Sinan Antoon" href="/contributors/54/sinan-antoon/">Sinan Antoon</a> &ndash; from <i>Hail Mary</i>, translated by Maia Tabet<br /><a title="link to Jana Fawaz Elhassan" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=951">Jana Fawaz Elhassan</a> &ndash; from <i>Me, Her and the Other Wome</i>n, translated by Ghenwa Hayek<br /><a title="link to Ibrahim Issa" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=950">Ibrahim Issa</a> &ndash; from <i>Our Maste</i>r, translated by Ruth Ahmedzai<br /><a title="link to Hussein al-Wad" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=952">Hussein al-Wad</a> &ndash; from <i>His Excellency, the Minister</i>, translated by John Peate<a title="link to John Peate" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=696"><br /></a><br /><a title="link to Mohammad Khashan" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=938">Mohammad Khashan</a> &ndash; Excerpt from a <i> Memoir</i>, translated by Issa J. Boullata<br /><br />The 2013 Sawiris Cultural Awards for Literature<br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b><br /><a title="Susannah Tarbush" href="/contributors/528/susannah-tarbush/">Susannah Tarbush</a> <i>The Silence and the Roar</i> by Nihad Sirees and <i>In Praise of Hatred </i>by Khalid Khalifa<br />The 2012 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature<br /><a title="Mona Zaki" href="/contributors/898/mona-zaki/">Mona Zaki </a>T<i>he Book of Epiphanies </i>by Gamal al-Ghitani and <i>Tales of Encounter: Three Egyptian Novellas</i> by Yusuf Idris<br />Margaret Obank <i>Horses of God</i> by <a title="link to Mahi Binebine" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=955">Mahi Binebine</a><br /><a title="Norbert Hirschhorn" href="/contributors/724/norbert-hirschhorn/">Norbert Hirshhorn</a> <i>A Land Without Jasmine</i> by Wajdi Al-Ahdal<br /><a title="Stephen Watts" href="/contributors/360/stephen-watts/">Stephen Watts</a> 30 Years of Palestinian Poetry &ndash; <i>The Palestinian Wedding</i>, <i>Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me</i> and <i>Rain Inside</i><br /><a href="/contributors/724/norbert-hirschhorn/">Norbert Hirshhorn</a> <i>Wherever I Lie is Your Bed</i> and <i>Caf&eacute;s</i><br />Margaret Obank <i>Art Home Lands</i> by Oded Halahmy<br /><br /><b>BOOKS IN BRIEF</b><br />Nostalgia; My Enemy; The Parley Tree; Poets from French-speaking Africa and the Arab World: Homage to Etel Adnan; Transfer; my name on his tongue; The Square Root of Beirut; A Muslim Suicide; Life on Hold; The Barbary Figs; Le Ravin du chamelier; As Though She Were Sleeping; White Masks; The Bottom of the Jar; The Corsair; Writing Love; The Palm House; Brooklyn Heights; The Time-Travels of the Man Who Sold Pickles and Sweets; Love in the Rain and Midaq Alley; Cairo Paris Melbourne; Candygirl; Of Noble Origins; Cinnamon; Days in the Diaspora; Light Piercing Water: Guest Boy; The Sheikh&rsquo;s Detective; Metro: A Story of Cairo; The Battle of Poitiers; The Caliph&rsquo;s Sister; The Caliph&rsquo;s Heirs; Three Kings of Warka &ndash; Enmerkar; Lugalbanda; Gilgamesh; Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here; New Voices of Arabia: The Poetry; New Voices of Arabia: The Short Stories,; On the Weave of the Sun; Life After Baghdad; The Philosophy of Desert Metaphors in Ibrahim al-Koni; Classical Arabic Literature: A Library of Arabic Literature Anthology; Conflicting Narratives: War; Trauma and Memory in Iraqi Culture; Gender; Nation and the Arabic Novel: Egypt; 1892-2008; Once Upon the Orient Wave: Milton and the Arab Muslim World; Cultural Encounters in Translation from Arabic<br /><br /><b>EVENTS</b><br />London: 2012 Saif Ghobash Banipal Translation Prize<br />London: Poets from Palestine<br /><br /><b>LAST PAGE</b><br /><a title="Latifa Baqa" href="/contributors/117/latifa-baqa/">Latifa Baqa </a>&ndash; Letter from Agadir<br /><br />The translators in Banipal 46 are: <a title="link to Ruth Ahmedzai" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=947">Ruth Ahmedzai</a>, <a title="Thomas Aplin" href="/contributors/530/thomas-aplin/">Thomas Aplin</a>, <a title="Allison Blecker" href="/contributors/655/allison--blecker/">Allison Blecker</a>, <a title="Issa J Boullata" href="/contributors/86/issa-j-boullata/">Issa J. Boullata</a>,<a title="link to Mary Ann Caws" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=949"> Mary Ann Caws</a>, <a title="Raphael Cohen" href="/contributors/845/raphael-cohen/">Raphael Cohen</a>, <a title="Humphrey Davies" href="/contributors/336/humphrey-davies/">Humphrey Davies</a>, <a title="Robin Moger" href="/contributors/771/robin-moger/">Robin Moger</a>, <a title="Camilo Gomez-Rivas" href="/contributors/372/camilo-gomez-rivas/">Camilo Gomez-Rivas</a>, <a title="Marilyn Hacker" href="/contributors/590/marilyn-hacker/">Marilyn Hacker</a>, <a title="Ibtihaj al-Harthi" href="/contributors/635/ibtihaj-al-harthi/">Ibtihaj al-Harthi</a>, <a title="Ghenwa Hayek" href="/contributors/547/ghenwa-hayek/">Ghenwa Hayek</a>, <a title="Link to William M. Hutchins' page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/516/william-maynard-hutchins/">William M. Hutchins</a>, <a title="Fady Joudah" href="/contributors/241/fady-joudah/">Fady Joudah</a>, <a title="Khaled Mattawa" href="/contributors/87/khaled-mattawa/">Khaled Mattawa</a>, <a title="John Peate" href="/contributors/696/john-peate/">John Peate</a>, <a title="John Peate" href="/contributors/696/john-peate/">Paul Starkey</a>, <a title="Maia Tabet" href="/contributors/668/maia-tabet/">Maia Tabet</a>,<a title="link to Jonathan Wright" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=953"> Jonathan Wright</a>.</p><p style="text-align: left;">The writers and book reviewers are: <a title="Latifa Baqa" href="/contributors/117/latifa-baqa/">Latifa Baqa</a>, Charis Bredin, <a title="Norbert Hirschhorn" href="/contributors/724/norbert-hirschhorn/">Norbert Hirshhorn</a>, Munib Khan, <a title="Herbert Mason" href="/contributors/572/herbert-mason/">Herbert Mason</a>, Margaret Obank, <a title="Khaled Najar" href="/contributors/377/khaled-najar-al-najar/">Khaled Najar</a>, Agnes Reeve, <a title="Susannah Tarbush" href="/contributors/528/susannah-tarbush/">Susannah Tarbush</a>, <a title="Stephen Watts" href="/contributors/360/stephen-watts/">Stephen Watts</a>, <a title="Mona Zaki" href="/contributors/898/mona-zaki/">Mona Zaki</a>.<br /><br />For information on all the translators, writers and book reviewers in Banipal 46, and for more on all other contributors, click on their name, or go to:&nbsp; <a title="Link to Banipal Contributors List" href="/contributors/#B">www.banipal.co.uk/contributors/</a><br /><br /><br />This issue has been supported by:</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a target="_blank" title="Link to Arts Council England website" href="http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/"><img title="Link to Arts Council England website" alt="Link to Arts Council England website" src="/resources/images/lotteryaceblack.jpg" height="60" width="255" /></a>&nbsp; <br />&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />and<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Abu Dhabi International Book Fair website" href="http://www.adbookfair.com/"><img title="Abu Dhabi International Book Fair logo" alt="Abu Dhabi International Book Fair logo" src="/resources/images/adibf-logo.jpg" height="75" width="234" /></a></p><p><a href="#top">back to top</a><br /><br /></p> – 80 New Poems
6 [empty string] <p><i><b>Banipal 45 &ndash; Writers from Palestine</b></i> completes 15 years of continuous publication. Fadhil al-Azzawi writes of how Banipal is a &ldquo;cultural necessity&rdquo;, how it &ldquo;reflects the real achievements in the contemporary literature of Arab authors&rdquo;, and how it does more than publish literary translations &ndash; &ldquo;In fact, it discovers new voices, highlights great forgotten talents, and presents those who have been marginalized for this or that reason&rdquo;. </p> <p>Adonis salutes the magazine&rsquo;s 15 years, saying that &ldquo;Banipal has been realizing a unique and twofold project within the sphere of cultural productions of the Arab world&rdquo;.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><i><b>Banipal 45 &ndash; Writers from Palestine</b></i> is a doubly special issue, celebrating 15 years and new Palestinian literature. Introducing the feature's 23 authors, Anton Shammas writes of the &ldquo;very special amalgam of young Palestinian voices, whose writing offers a new and refreshing literary map of that forsaken country, and whose almost unprecedented collective presence realizes a long over due literary dream&rdquo; and opens up &ldquo;the English gates for some new waves, some new and young and uncompromising voices from all regions of Palestine&rdquo;. <br /><br /><span><a target="_blank" title="Link to contents page of Banipal 45" href="/back_issues/83/issue-45/">Read more . . .</a></span></p> <form style="text-align: left;" target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="JGPY46QFPW3M4" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 45" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 45</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 pub_20121008095614.jpg thumb_20121008095614.jpg [empty string] 45 45 0 0 1 83 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="JWX7FQA5AWZKN" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 45" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 45</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Europe">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="World">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &ndash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p style="text-align: left;"><b><a name="top"></a></b><span class="small"><i>Front cover painting by <a target="_blank" title="Link to Sattar Kawoosh page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/934/sattar-kawoosh/"><b>Sattar Kawoosh</b></a>, especially created for </i></span><b><i><span class="small">Banipal 45</span><br /></i><br />CONTENTS</b><br />EDITORIAL &ndash; <a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/220/fadhil-al-azzawi/">Fadhil al-Azzawi</a><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/504/adonis/">Adonis</a> salutes 15 years of Banipal<a target="_blank" title="Link to Rashid Boudjedra's page" href="/contributors/122/rachid-boudjedra/"><br />Rashid Boudjedra</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>The Barbary Figs</i> translated from the French by Andr&eacute; Naffis-Sahely<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/922/samira-negrouche/">Samira Negrouche</a> &ndash; Poems, translated from the French by Marilyn Hacker<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/920/samir-kacimi/">Samir Kacimi</a> &ndash; Chapters from the novel <i>For Love of a Barren Woman</i>, translated by William M Hutchins<a target="_blank" title="Link to Nihad Sirees's page" href="/contributors/330/nihad-sirees/"><br />Nihad Sirees</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>The Silence and the Roar</i> translated by Max Weiss<a target="_blank" title="Link to Rabee Jaber's page" href="/contributors/156/rabee-jaber/"><br />Rabee Jaber</a> &ndash;&nbsp; An Online excerpt from the novel <i>The Birds of Holiday Inn</i>, translated by Ghenwa Hayek. <br /><b>Banipal invites readers to enjoy our project of bringing print and digital together by clicking <a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal 45 Selections" href="/selections/83/263/rabee-jaber/">here</a> to read the excerpt</b>.</p><ul><li><i><b>Abbas Beydoun</b> &nbsp;writes: &ldquo;In Rabee Jaber&rsquo;s novel of war, we do not hear the sounds of war, we rarely see its violence or its corpses . . . War is played out . . . in an apartment building, in the walls between the apartments, the silence between the doors.&rdquo;&nbsp; </i><i><b><br /></b></i></li></ul><p style="text-align: left;"><b>WRITERS FROM PALESTINE</b><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Anton Shammas's page" href="/contributors/361/anton-shammas/">Anton Shammas</a> &ndash; Introduction <i>Palestine: Writing on the Move</i><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/902/maya-abul-hayyat/">Maya Abul Hayyat</a> &ndash; <i>Secrets</i>, a chapter from a novel, translated by Nancy Roberts<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Ala Hlehel's page" href="/contributors/85/ala-hlehel/">Ala Hlehel</a> &ndash; <i>The Tent</i>, a short story translated by Robin Moger<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/918/dalia-taha/">Dalia Taha</a> &ndash; Poems, translated by Allison Blecker<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/904/ibtisam-azem/">Ibtisam Azem</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>Sleep Thief: Ghareeb Haifawi</i>, translated by Sally Gomaa<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/905/eyad-barghuthy/">Eyad Barghuthy</a> &ndash; <i>A Fateful Meal</i>, a short story translated by John Peate<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/908/najwan-darwish/">Najwan Darwish</a> &ndash; Poems translated by Kareem James Abu-Zeid<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/915/tamara-naser/">Tamara Naser</a> &ndash; <i>Superwoman in Arabic</i>, a short story translated by Suneela Mubayi<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Ziad Khaddash's page" href="/contributors/464/ziad-khaddash/">Ziad Khaddash</a> &ndash; Two short stories, translated by Thomas Aplin<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/901/einas-abdullah/">Einas Abdullah</a>&nbsp; &ndash; <i>There are no Angels in Ramallah</i>, a chapter from the novel, translated by Robin Moger<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/914/basem-el-nabres/">Basem el-Nabres</a> &ndash; Selected Poems, translated by John Peate<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/911/tarek-al-karmy/">Tarek al-Karmy</a> &ndash; Selected Poems, translated by Robin Moger<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/917/aliaa-saqqa/">Aliaa Saqqa</a> &ndash; <i>A Case of Love</i>, a short story translated by Ghenwa Hayek<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/907/raji-bathish/">Raji Bathish</a> &ndash; <i>Nakba Lite</i>, a short story translated by Suneela Mubayi<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/910/israa-kalash/">Isra&rsquo;a Kalash</a>&nbsp; &ndash; Two short stories, translated by Ibtisam Barakat<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/912/marwan--makhoul/">Marwan Makhoul</a> &ndash; Selected poems, translated by Raphael Cohen<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Mahmoud Abu Hashhash's page" href="/contributors/112/mahmoud-abu-hashhash/">Mahmoud Abu Hashhash</a> &ndash; &lsquo;<i>Violation&rsquo;</i>, a poem, translated by Wiam al-Tamami<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/916/haneen-naamneh/">Haneen Naamneh</a> &ndash; Two short stories, translated by Ghenwa Hayek<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/909/reem-ghanayem/">Reem Ghanayem</a> &ndash; Selected Poems, translated by the author<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/927/yousef-el-qedra/">Yousef el-Qedra</a> &ndash; Selected Poems, translated by Yasmin Snounu, Edward Morin, Yasser Tabbaa<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Majid Atef's page" href="/contributors/90/majid-atef/">Majed Atef</a> &ndash; <i>The Fates of the Others</i>, a short story translated by Issa J Boullata<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/903/asmaa--azaizeh/">Asma&rsquo;a Azaizeh</a> &ndash; Selected Poems, translated by Khaled al-Masri<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/913/akram-musallam/">Akram Musallam</a> &ndash; Chapters from the novel <i>The Tale of the Scorpion that Dripped with Sweat</i>, translated by Charis Bredin<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/906/muheeb--barghuty/">Muheeb Barghuty</a> &ndash; Selected Poems, translated by John Peate<br /><b>&nbsp;</b></p><p style="text-align: left;"><b><i>Writers from Palestine is supported by</i></b></p><p><b><b><a target="_blank" title="Link to Chess Forum's website New York City" href="http://www.chessforum.com/"><img alt="Chess Forum, New York, logo" src="/resources/images/chessforumred.jpg" height="55" width="48" /></a> &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; <a target="_blank" title="Link to A M Qattan Foundation website" href="http://www.qattanfoundation.org/en/index.asp"><img alt="A M Qattan Foundation Logo" src="/resources/images/amqfofficiallogo.jpg" height="54" width="122" /></a> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <a target="_blank" title="Link to Padico Holding " href="http://www.padico.com/Public/Main_English.aspx?lang=2&amp;site_id=1&amp;page_id=398"><img alt="Link to Padico Holding website" src="/resources/images/padico-w.jpg" height="57" width="73" /></a><br /></b></b></p><p style="text-align: left;"><b><br />GUEST WRITERS FROM VIETNAM &amp; ROMANIA</b><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/924/vasile-baghiu/">Vasile Baghiu</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>Life Plans</i>, translated from the Romanian by Ramona Lupu<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/923/ho-anh--thai/">Ho Anh Thai</a> &ndash; <i>The Field of the American Arm</i>, a short story translated by Wayne Karlin<br /><b><br />INTERVIEW</b><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/919/mohammad-bakri/">Mohammad Bakri</a> &ndash; interviewed by Imad Khachan<br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b><br />Margaret Obank <i>Azazeel</i> by Youssef Ziedan<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Norbert Hirschhorn's Banipal page" href="/contributors/724/norbert-hirschhorn/">Norbert Hirschhorn</a> <i>Time of White Horses</i> by Ibraham Nasrallah<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Olivia Snaije's Banipal page" href="/contributors/630/olivia-snaije/">Olivia Snaije</a> <i>Les Fant&ocirc;mes de J&eacute;rusalem</i> by Waciny Laredj<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Susannah Tarbush' Banipal page" href="/contributors/528/susannah-tarbush/">Susannah Tarbush</a> <i>The House of Jasmine</i> by Ibrahim Abdel Meguid<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/921/edward-morin/">Edward Morin</a> <i>House of Stone</i> by Anthony Shadid<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Susannah Tarbush' Banipal page" href="/contributors/528/susannah-tarbush/">Susannah Tarbush</a> <i>The Magic of Turquoise </i>by Mai Khaled<br /><br /><b>BOOKS IN BRIEF</b><br /><i>Red Wine</i> by Amina Zaydan, <i>Beyond Love</i> by Hadiya Hussein, <i>The Diesel</i> by Thani al-Suwaidi, <i>Carnival</i> by Rawi Hage, <i>The Silence of Mohammed </i>by Salim Bach, <i>A Hand Full of Stars</i> by Rafik Schami, <i>The First Well</i> by Jabra Ibrahim Jabra, <i>Born in Jerusalem, Born Palestinian </i>by Jacob J Nammar, <i>Does the Land Remember Me?</i> by Aziz Shihab, and <i>The Rule Of Barbarism </i>by Abdellatif La&acirc;bi.<br /><br /><b>LAST PAGE</b><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/926/marzuq-halabi/">Marzuq Halabi</a> <i>Letter from Haifa</i> Palestinians in Israel: The End of Shadows, Beginning of Sunlight<br /><br />The translators in Banipal 45 are:<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/530/thomas-aplin/">Thomas Aplin</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/932/kareem-james-abu-zeid/">Kareem James Abu-Zeid</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/925/ibtisam-barakat/">Ibtisam Barakat</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/655/allison--blecker/">Allison Blecker</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/86/issa-j-boullata/">Issa J Boullata</a>, Charis Bredin, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/845/raphael-cohen/">Raphael Cohen</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/909/reem-ghanayem/">Reem Ghanayem</a>,<a target="_blank" title="Link to Marilyn Hacker's Banipal page" href="/contributors/590/marilyn-hacker/"> Marilyn Hacker</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Ghenwa Hayek's Banipal page" href="/contributors/547/ghenwa-hayek/">Ghenwa Hayek</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to William M Hutchin's Banipal page" href="/contributors/516/william-m-hutchins/">William M Hutchins</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/929/wayne-karlin/">Wayne Karlin</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/930/ramona-lupu/">Ramona Lupu</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Khaled al-Masri's page" href="/contributors/517/khaled-al-masri/">Khaled al-Masri</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Robin Moger's Banipal page" href="/contributors/771/robin-moger/">Robin Moger</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=933">Suneela Mubayi</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Andre Naffis-Sahely's Banipal page" href="/contributors/749/andre-naffis-sahely/">Andr&eacute; Naffis-Sahely</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to John Peate's Banipal page" href="/contributors/696/john-peate/">John Peate</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Nancy Robert's Banipal page" href="/contributors/597/nancy-roberts/">Nancy Roberts</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Wiam el-Tamami's Banipal page" href="/contributors/879/wiam-el-tamami/">Wiam al-Tamami</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Max Weiss's Banipal page" href="/contributors/521/max-weiss/">Max Weiss</a>.<br /><br />The writers and book reviewers are:<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/504/adonis/">Adonis</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/220/fadhil-al-azzawi/">Fadhil al-Azzawi</a>, Charis Bredin, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Norbert Hirschhorn's Banipal page" href="/contributors/724/norbert-hirschhorn/">Norbert Hirschhorn</a>, Munib Khan, Imad Khachan, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/921/edward-morin/">Edward Morin</a>, Margaret Obank, Agnes Reeve, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Anton Shammas's page" href="/contributors/361/anton-shammas/">Anton Shammas</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Olivia Snaije's Banipal page" href="/contributors/630/olivia-snaije/">Olivia Snaije</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Susannah Tarbush' Banipal page" href="/contributors/528/susannah-tarbush/">Susannah Tarbush</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/360/stephen-watts/">Stephen Watts</a>.<br /><br />For information on all the translators, writers and book reviewers in Banipal 45, and for more on all other contributors, click on their name, or go to:<br /><a title="Link to Banipal Contributors List" href="/contributors/"><br />www.banipal.co.uk/contributors/</a><br /><br /><a href="#top">back to top</a></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="Banipal 45 is supported by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts" src="/resources/images/lotteryaceblack.jpg" height="71" width="269" /></p><p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p><div style="text-align: center"> <a target="_blank" title="Browse the digital Banipal 45" href="http://www.exacteditions.com/browse/20700/21379/33750"> <img alt="Browse the digital Banipal 45" src="/resources/images/b45-fc-main.jpg" style="border: 1px solid black" height="243" width="161" /> </a> <br /> <a target="_blank" title="Browse the digital Banipal 45" href="http://www.exacteditions.com/browse/20700/21379/33750">Check out the digital issue</a> </div> – Writers from Palestine
7 [empty string] <p><b>Banipal 44 &ndash; 12 Women Writers</b> is a feast of fiction for summer 2012. Huzama Habayeb (Palestine), Leila Aboulela (Sudan), Lina Hawyan al-Hassan and Maha Hassan (Syria), Hawra al-Nadawi (Iraq), Huda al-Jahouri (Oman(, Rachida el-Charni (Tunisia), Latifa Labsir and Hanane Derkaoui (Morocco), Fadhila el Farouk (Algeria), Ren&eacute;e Hayek (Lebanon) and Mansour Ez Eldin (Egypt) all write eloquently and forcefully on human issues such as loss, identity, personal awakening, family relations, migration, exile, being black in the Arab world, prejudice, dealing with prison and discrimination, travel and local customs.</p> <p><b>Banipal 44</b> also features works by two Iraqi authors, novelist poet Fadhil al-Azzawi and author and journalist Hussain al-Mozany, also the Timbuktu-born novelist Omar al-Ansari and the talented young Saudi author Mohammed Hasan Alwan, while in&nbsp;<i>Literary Influences</i>,&nbsp;Habib Selmi tells the engrossing tale of how he became a writer in a house of no books.</p><p><b>Banipal 44</b> inaugurates a new <b>Guest Writer</b> occasional feature, the first being the American poet Marilyn Hacker who, in February 2012, was awarded the Argana International Poetry Prize by the House of Poetry in Morocco.</p> <form style="text-align: left;" target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="JZ7LKLTWBXJB8" type="hidden" /> <table style="width: 342px; 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An excerpt from the novel <i>Al-Qundus</i>, translated by BCLT literary translation workshop, led by Paul Starkey<b><br /><br /> TWELVE WOMEN WRITERS</b><a target="_parent" title="Link to Huzama Habayeb's Banipal page" href="/contributors/69/huzamah-habayeb/"><br />Huzama Habayeb</a> &ndash; A chapter from the novel <i>When the Queen Falls Asleep</i>, translated by John Peate<a target="_parent" title="Link to Huzama Habayeb's Banipal page" href="/contributors/69/huzamah-habayeb/"><br />Huzama Habayeb</a> on writing &ndash; <i>I try to find Myself</i><a target="_parent" title="Link to Leila Aboulela's Banipal page" href="/contributors/604/leila-aboulela/"><br />Leila Aboulela</a> &ndash; <i>Farida&rsquo;s Eyes</i>, a short story&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a target="_parent" title="Link to Lina Hawyan al-Hassan's Banipal page" href="/contributors/889/lina-hawyan-al-hassan/"><br />Lina Hawyan al-Hassan</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>Banat Na&rsquo;ash</i>, translated by Charis Bredin<a target="_parent" title="Link to Lina Hawyan al-Hassan's Banipal page" href="/contributors/889/lina-hawyan-al-hassan/"><br />Lina Hawyan al-Hassan</a> on writing &ndash; <i>I write because I love the Bedouin<br /></i> <a target="_parent" title="Link to Hawra al-Nadawi's Banipal page" href="/contributors/890/hawra--al-nadawi/">Hawra al-Nadawi</a> &ndash; A chapter from the novel <i>Under Copenhagen&rsquo;s Sky</i>, translated by Robin Moger<a target="_parent" title="Link to Huda al-Jahouri's Banipal page" href="/contributors/891/huda-al-jahouri/"><br />Huda al-Jahouri</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>Things are not in their Place</i>, translated by Robin Moger<a target="_parent" title="Link to Farouk Yousef's Banipal page" href="/contributors/899/farouk-yousef/"><br />Farouk Yousef </a>on Huda al-Jahouri &ndash; <i>Questions on the woman&rsquo;s table</i><a target="_parent" title="Link to Latifa Labsir's Banipal page" href="/contributors/892/latifa-labsir/"><br />Latifa Labsir</a> &ndash; <i>I Want to Love This Evening!</i> a short story, translated by Ali Azeriah<a target="_parent" title="Link to Fadhila el Farouk's Banipal page" href="/contributors/893/fadhila--el-farouk/"><br />Fadhila el-Farouk</a> &ndash; an excerpt from the novel <i>The Regions of Fear</i>, translated by Ghenwa Hayek<a target="_parent" title="Link to Fadhila el Farouk's Banipal page" href="/contributors/893/fadhila--el-farouk/"><br />Fadhila el-Farouk</a>&nbsp; on writing &ndash; <i>I thought of Charles Dickens as my first boyfriend from the world of literature</i><a target="_parent" title="Link to Maha Hassan's Banipal page" href="/contributors/894/maha--hassan/"><br />Maha Hassan</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>Umbilical Cord</i>, translated by Nancy Roberts<a target="_parent" title="Link to Maha Hassan's Banipal page" href="/contributors/894/maha--hassan/"><br />Maha Hassan</a> on writing &ndash; <i>I Came to Writing from the World of Politics</i><a target="_parent" title="Link to Renee Hayek's Banipal page" href="/contributors/895/renee-hayek/"><br />Ren&eacute;e Hayek</a> &ndash; <i>A Portrait of Forgetting,</i> a short story, translated by Robin Moger<a target="_parent" title="Link to Rachida el-Charni's Banipal page" href="/contributors/291/rachida-el-charni/"><br />Rachida el-Charni</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>Hymns to her Pains</i>, translated by Robin Moger<a target="_parent" title="Link to Mansoura Ez Eldin's Banipal page" href="/contributors/58/mansoura-ez-eldin/"><br />Mansoura Ez Eldin</a> &ndash; <i>Another Woman</i>,&nbsp; a short story translated by Camilo Gomez-Rivas<b><br /></b><i>and</i><b><br />A TRAVELLING TALE</b> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a target="_parent" title="Link to Hanane Derkaoui's Banipal page" href="/contributors/896/hanane-derkaoui/"><br />Hana</a><a target="_parent" title="Link to Hanane Derkaoui's Banipal page" href="/contributors/896/hanane-derkaoui/">ne Derkaoui</a> &ndash; ESSAOUIRA &bull; an excerpt from the novel <i>The Waist and The Homeland</i>, translated by Ali Azeriah<b><br /><br />LITERARY INFLUENCES</b>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a target="_parent" title="Link to Habib Selmi's Banipal page" href="/contributors/184/habib-selmi/"><br />Habib Selmi</a> &ndash; <i>A House with no Books</i><br /><br /><b>GUEST WRITER</b></p><p><b><img style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;" alt="Marilyn Hacker and Argana Prize" src="/resources/images/affiche_argana.jpg" height="141" width="106" /></b>Banipal introduces a new Guest Writer occasional feature, enabling us to invite works from a prominent individual author outside the Arab world. </p><p>Our first Guest Writer is the American poet <a target="_parent" title="Link to Marilyn Hacker's Banipal page" href="/contributors/590/marilyn-hacker/">Marilyn&nbsp; Hacker</a>, who was awarded the Argana International Poetry Prize by the House of Poetry in Morocco earlier this year.<b><br /><br />BOOK REVIEWS</b><br /><a target="_parent" title="Link to Sally Gomaa's Banipal page" href="/contributors/897/sally-gomaa/">Sally Gomaa </a>(<i>Embrace on Brooklyn Bridge</i>) by Ezzedine Choukri Fishere<br /> <a target="_parent" title="Link to Andre Naffis-Sahely's Banipal page" href="/contributors/749/andre-naffis-sahely/">Andr&eacute; Naffis-Sahely</a> <i>Les Plumes</i> (<i>The Feathers</i>) by Salim Barakat<br /> <a target="_parent" title="Link to Lulu Norman's Banipal page" href="/contributors/564/lulu-norman/">Lulu Norman</a> PROUD BEGGARS by Albert Cossery<br /> <a target="_parent" title="Link to Mona Zaki's Banipal page" href="/contributors/898/mona-zaki/">Mona Zaki</a> <i>Utopia </i>by Ahmed Khaled Towfik<br /> <a target="_parent" title="Link to Norbert Hirschhorn's Banipal page" href="/contributors/724/norbert-hirschhorn/">Norbert Hirschhorn</a> <i>Judgment Day</i> by Rasha al Ameer<br /> <a target="_parent" title="Link to Norbert Hirschhorn's Banipal page" href="/contributors/724/norbert-hirschhorn/">Norbert Hirschhorn </a><i>Out of It</i> by Selma Dabbagh<br /> <a target="_parent" title="Link to Susannah Tarbush' Banipal page" href="/contributors/528/susannah-tarbush/">Susannah Tarbush</a> <i>A Tunisian Tale</i> by Hassouna Mosbahi<br /> <a target="_parent" title="Link to Susannah Tarbush' Banipal page" href="/contributors/528/susannah-tarbush/">Susannah Tarbush</a> <i>The Hashish Waiter</i> by Khairy Shalaby<br /> <a target="_parent" title="Link to Olivia Snaije's Banipal page" href="/contributors/630/olivia-snaije/">Olivia Snaije</a> <i>Ya Salam!</i> by Najwa Barakat<br /><b><br />BOOKS IN BRIEF </b><br />Azazeel, Time of White Horses, Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me and Other Poems, A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution, and Approaches to Teaching the Works of Naguib Mahfouz<b><br /><br />EVENT</b></p><p> <b><img src="/resources/images/tripoli_international_poetry_fest.jpg" alt="Tripoli International Poetry Festival brochure" style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;" height="156" width="100" />Tripoli, Libya: </b><i>Tripoli International Poetry Festival</i><br />Organised by the Libyan poet and physician Ashur Etwebi and Khaled Mattawa, the Libyan-American poet and professor of creative writing at Michigan University, the participants included poets as well as scholars and literary professionals from Palestine, Tunisia, Syria, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, USA, Britain, Italy, Ireland and Libya. To see a photo-report of the festival, click <a target="_blank" title="Link to photo-report of festival on Banipal website" href="/events/88/28---30-april/">here<br /></a> <br /> <b>LAST PAGE</b><br /> <a target="_parent" title="Link to Mariam al-Saedi's Banipal page" href="/contributors/832/mariam--al-saedi/">Mariam al-Saedi </a>&ndash; <i>Letter from Abu Dhabi</i></p><p><br />The translators in Banipal 44 are: </p> <p><a target="_parent" title="Link to Ali Azeriah's Banipal page" href="/contributors/280/ali-azeriah/">Ali Azeriah</a>, Charis Bredin, Emily Danby, <a target="_parent" title="Link to Camilo Gomez-Rivas' Banipal page" href="/contributors/372/camilo-gomez-rivas/">Camilo Gomez-Rivas</a>, <a target="_parent" title="Link to Hinrich von Haaren's Banipal page" href="/contributors/838/hinrich-von-haaren/">Hinrich von Haaren</a>, <a target="_parent" title="Link to Ghenwa Hayek's Banipal page" href="/contributors/547/ghenwa-hayek/">Ghenwa Hayek</a>, <a target="_parent" title="Link to William M Hutchin's Banipal page" href="/contributors/516/william-m-hutchins/">William M Hutchins</a>, <a target="_parent" title="Link to Robin Moger's Banipal page" href="/contributors/771/robin-moger/">Robin Moger</a>, <a target="_parent" title="Link to John Peate's Banipal page" href="/contributors/696/john-peate/">John Peate</a>, <a target="_parent" title="Link to Nancy Robert's Banipal page" href="/contributors/597/nancy-roberts/">Nancy Roberts</a>, <a target="_parent" title="Link to Paul Starkey's Banipal page" href="/contributors/523/paul-starkey/">Paul Starkey</a>.</p> <p>The writers and book reviewers are:</p> <p><a target="_parent" title="Link to Sally Gomaa's Banipal page" href="/contributors/897/sally-gomaa/">Sally Gomaa</a>, <a target="_parent" title="Link to Norbert Hirschhorn's Banipal page" href="/contributors/724/norbert-hirschhorn/">Norbert Hirschhorn</a>, <a target="_parent" title="Link to Andre Naffis-Sahely's Banipal page" href="/contributors/749/andre-naffis-sahely/">Andr&eacute; Naffis-Sahely</a>, <a target="_parent" title="Link to Lulu Norman's Banipal page" href="/contributors/564/lulu-norman/">Lulu Norman</a>, <a target="_parent" title="Link to Olivia Snaije's Banipal page" href="/contributors/630/olivia-snaije/">Olivia Snaije</a>, <a target="_parent" title="Link to Susannah Tarbush' Banipal page" href="/contributors/528/susannah-tarbush/">Susannah Tarbush</a>, <a target="_parent" title="Link to Farouk Yousef's Banipal page" href="/contributors/899/farouk-yousef/">Farouk Yousef</a>, <a target="_parent" title="Link to Mona Zaki's Banipal page" href="/contributors/898/mona-zaki/">Mona Zaki</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">For more information on all the translators, writers and book reviewers in Banipal 44, and for more on all other contributors, please go to:<a target="_parent" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/">www.banipal.co.uk/contributors/<br /></a>http://www.exacteditions.com/browse/20700/21379/31496</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a target="_parent" title="Link to Banipal's contributors page" href="/contributors/"><br /></a><span class="redtext"><b>To preview the digital issue click on the cover</b></span>&nbsp; </p><div style="text-align: center"><a target="_blank" title="Browse the digital Banipal 44" href="http://www.exacteditions.com/browse/20700/21379/31496"><img alt="Banipal 44 &ndash; 12 Women Writers Front cover" src="/resources/images/b44-fc-main-w.jpg" style="border: 0px solid black" height="243" width="161" /><br /></a><br />&nbsp; <a href="http://www.exacteditions.com/latest/banipal">Banipal 44 &ndash; 12 Women Writers</a></div> 12 Women Writers
8 [empty string] <p><b>Banipal 43 &ndash; Celebrating Denys Johnson-Davies</b></p><p><b>Guest Literature: KOREA</b></p><p><b>Banipal 43 </b>salutes the doyen of Arabic-English translation, Denys Johnson-Davies. Since his first translation in the 1940s, he has introduced an impressive list of classics of contemporary Arabic literature, prose as well as poetry. His lifelong work has been instrumental in placing modern Arabic literature on the international scene. Fellow translators, authors and publishers write about the breadth and depth of his contribution to Arabic literary translation.</p><p><b>Banipal 43</b> brims with a cornucopia of fiction and poetry from across the Arab world, with fiction from Morocco (Hassan Najmi), Libya (Saleh Snoussi), Lebanon (.Jad El Hage) and Egypt (Nael El Toukhy), and poems by Saadi Youssef (Iraq), Maram al-Massri (Syria), and Youssef Rakha (Egypt). The issue opens with Kuwaiti poet Saadiah Mufarreh, followed by Tunisian author Khaled Najar, who embarks on a literary journey through Alexandria&rsquo;s history. In an in-depth interview renowned Egyptian author Sonallah Ibrahim talks about his writing, his long career &ndash; and the future of Egypt. </p><p>With the winner of the 2012 International Prize for Arabic Fiction announced on 27 March, <b>Banipal 43</b> publishes excerpts from each of the six shortlisted novels &ndash; a collaboration between Banipal and the Emirates Foundation. </p><p>Our Guest Literature in this issue is from Korea: four fiction writers and four poets bring readers some of the best of today&rsquo;s Korean poetry and novellas over 111 pages (in print and at www.banipal.co.uk/selections), guest-edited by Kim Jaeyong.</p> <form method="post" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" target="paypal" style="text-align: center;"> <input value="_s-xclick" name="cmd" type="hidden" /> <input value="3A7ZY8YUH4T7J" name="hosted_button_id" type="hidden" /> <table></table><table align="center"> <tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><input value="Order Banipal 43" name="on0" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 43</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input value="GBP" name="currency_code" type="hidden" /> <input alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." name="submit" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" height="1" border="0" width="1" /> </form> 1 pub_20120309170026.jpg thumb_20120309170026.jpg [empty string] 43 43 0 0 1 81 1 [empty string] <form method="post" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" target="paypal"> <input value="_s-xclick" name="cmd" type="hidden" /> <input value="3A7ZY8YUH4T7J" name="hosted_button_id" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><input value="Order Banipal 43" name="on0" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 43!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input value="GBP" name="currency_code" type="hidden" /> <input alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." name="submit" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" height="1" border="0" width="1" /> </form> <p style="text-align: left;"><b>CONTENTS</b><br /><br />EDITORIAL - Samuel Shimon<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> <a href="/contributors/411/saadi-mufarreh/">Saadiah Mufarreh</a> &ndash; Poems, translated by Allison Blecker<br /> <br /><b>A TRAVELLING TALE</b><br /> <a href="/contributors/377/khaled-al-najar/">Khaled Najar</a> &ndash;&nbsp; Alexandria, trans. Ghenwa Hayek&nbsp; <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> <a href="/contributors/81/saadi-youssef/">Saadi Youssef</a>&nbsp; &ndash; Poems, trans. Sinan Antoon &amp; Peter Money<br /> <a href="/contributors/222/maram-al-massri-al-masri/">Maram al-Massri </a>&ndash; Poems, trans. Khaled al-Masri<br /> <a href="/contributors/317/youssef-rakha/">Youssef Rakha</a> &ndash; Poem, trans. the author&nbsp; <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> <b>INTERVIEW</b><br /> <a href="/contributors/599/sonallah-ibrahim/">Sonallah Ibrahim</a>:&nbsp; Calling Things What They Are <br /> interview by Camilo Gomez-Rivas<br /> <br /> <b>A TRANSLATOR CALLED&nbsp; DENYS JOHNSON-DAVIES</b><br /> <a href="/contributors/589/denys-johnson-davies/">Denys Johnson-Davies</a> &ndash; 60 years of Arabic literature in translation&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> <a href="/contributors/420/roger-allen/">Roger Allen</a> &ndash; In celebration<br /> <a href="/contributors/87/khaled-mattawa/">Khaled Mattawa</a> &ndash; Such a standard bearer&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> Mark Linz &ndash; A unique and long-lasting legacy<br /> <a href="/contributors/594/peter-clark/">Peter Clark</a> &ndash; An enormous debt<br /> <a href="/contributors/523/paul-starkey/">Paul Starkey</a> &ndash; Putting modern Arabic writing on the map<br /> <a href="/contributors/336/humphrey-davies/">Humphrey Davies</a> &ndash; He made me a translator<br /><a href="/contributors/516/william-m-hutchins/">William M. Hutchins</a> &ndash; Hats off to the dean of translators!<br /> Musa al-Halool &ndash; Not even a typo <br /> Brahim Oulahyane &ndash; With Denys in Marrakesh<br /> Margaret Obank &ndash; First and foremost an art, not a science<br /> <br /> <a href="/contributors/767/saleh-snoussi/">Saleh Snoussi</a> &ndash; Abu Saleem&rsquo;s Prison &ndash; an excerpt from a novel, trans. William M Hutchins<br /> <a href="/contributors/143/jad-el-hage/">Jad El Hage</a>&nbsp; &ndash; A tale, Cats up a Pole<br /> <a href="/contributors/865/nael-el-toukhy/" title="Link to Nael El-Toukhy" target="_parent">Nael el-Toukhy</a> &ndash; A short story The Machos, trans. Wiam El-Tamami<br /> <a href="/contributors/171/hassan-najmi/">Hassan Najmi</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel Gertrude, trans. Nancy Roberts<br /> <br /> <b>THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC FICTION<br /> </b>The Shortlist<br /> <a href="http://www.arabicfiction.org/author/19.html">Jabbour Douaihy</a> &ndash; The Vagrant, trans. Ghenwa Hayek<br /> <a href="http://www.arabicfiction.org/author/41.html">Ezzedine C Fishere</a> &ndash; Embrace on Brooklyn Bridge, trans. John Peate<br /> <a href="http://www.arabicfiction.org/author/14.html">Rabee Jaber</a> &ndash; The Druze of Belgrade, trans. Nancy Roberts<br /> <a href="http://www.arabicfiction.org/author/76.html">Nasser Iraq</a> &ndash; The Unemployed, trans. Robin Moger<br /> <a href="http://www.arabicfiction.org/author/78.html">Bashir Mufti</a> &ndash; Toy of Fire, trans. William M Hutchins<br /> <a href="http://www.arabicfiction.org/author/34.html">Habib Selmi</a> &ndash; The Women of Bassatin, trans. Maia Tabet&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> <br /> <b>GUEST LITERATURE &ndash; KOREA <br /></b><a href="/contributors/866/kim-jaeyong/" title="Link to Kim Jaeyong" target="_parent">Kim Jaeyong</a> &ndash; Korean fiction at the border of globalization&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> <a href="/contributors/867/park-soo-yeon/" title="Link to Park Soo-yeon" target="_parent">Park Soo-yeon</a> &ndash; Introduction to Korean poetry&nbsp; <br /> <a href="/contributors/868/jeong-do-sang/" title="Link to Jeong Do-sang" target="_parent">Jeong Do-sang</a> &ndash; Zebra, trans. Jeon Miseli<br /> <a href="/contributors/869/kim-sun-woo/" title="Link to Kim Sun-woo" target="_parent">Kim Sun-woo</a> &ndash;&nbsp; Poem, trans. Sam Cha <br /> <a href="/contributors/870/kim-in-sook/" title="Link to Kim In-sook" target="_parent">Kim In-sook</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; &ndash; Sea and Butterfly, trans. Sohn Suk-joo<br /> <a href="/contributors/871/son-taek-su/" title="Link to Son Taek-Su" target="_parent">Son Taek-Su</a> &ndash; Poem, trans. Brother Anthony of Taize<br /> <a href="/contributors/872/ra-hee-duk/" title="Link to Ra Hee-duk" target="_parent">Ra Hee-duk</a> &ndash; Poems, trans. Kevin O&rsquo;Rourke<br /> <a href="/contributors/873/jeon-sung-tae/" title="Link to Jeon Sung-tae" target="_parent">Jeon Seong-tae</a> &ndash; The Korean Soldier, trans. Jae Won Chung<br /> <a href="/contributors/874/do-jong-hwan/" title="Link to Do Jong-hwan" target="_parent">Do Jong-hwan</a> &ndash;&nbsp; Poems, trans. Park Kyung-ri<br /> <a href="/contributors/875/kwon-yeo-sun/" title="Link to Kwon Yeo-sun" target="_parent">Kwon Yeo-sun</a> &ndash; To Believe in Love, trans. Charles La Shure<br /> <br /> <b>BOOK REVIEWS<br /></b><a href="/contributors/749/andre-naffis-sahely/">Andr&eacute; Naffis Sahely</a>: The Traveler &amp; Innkeeper by Fadhil al-Azzawi<br /> <a href="/contributors/749/andre-naffis-sahely/">Andr&eacute; Naffis Sahely</a>: Disordered World by Amin Maalouf <br /> <a href="/contributors/528/susannah-tarbush/">Susannah Tarbush</a>: The Art of Forgetting by Ahlem Mostaghanemi <br /> <a href="/contributors/724/norbert-hirschhorn/">Norbert Hirschhorn</a>: Heavenly Life: Selected Poems by Ramsey Nasr<br /> <br /> <b>BOOKS IN BRIEF</b> &ndash; The Mahfouz Centennial Library, Homecoming: Sixty Years of Egyptian Short Stories, The World Through the Eyes of Angels, Arabian Tales: Baghdad-on-Thames, Sarmada, The Night Counter, Bar Balto, The Conquest of Andalusia, We Are All Equally Far From Love, Taxi, Gathering The Tide; An Anthology of Contemporary Gulf Poetry, The War on Idigna, Poet in Andalucia, In the Presence of Absence, Absent Presence, I Was Born There, I Was Born Here, Balconies; A Mediterranean Memoir, Voices From Iraq; A People's History, Standing By the Ruins; Elegiac Humanism in Wartime and Postwar Lebanon, The Road to Tahrir; Frontline Images by Six Young Egyptian Photographers, Reflections on Islamic Art, Cairo; My City, Our Revolution, Immigrant Narratives<br /> <b>&nbsp;</b>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> <br /> <b>LAST PAGE</b> <br /> <a href="/contributors/291/rachida-el-charni/">Rachida el-Charni</a> &ndash; Letter from Tunis<br /><br /> The translators from Arabic in Banipal 43 are: <br /> <a href="/contributors/54/sinan-antoon/">Sinan Antoon</a>, <a href="/contributors/655/allison--blecker/">Allison Blecker</a>, <a href="/contributors/372/camilo-gomez-rivas/">Camilo Gomez-Rivas</a>, <a href="/contributors/547/ghenwa-hayek/">Ghenwa Hayek</a>, <a href="/contributors/516/william-m-hutchins/">William M Hutchins</a>, <a href="/contributors/517/khaled-al-masri/">Khaled al-Masri</a>, <a href="/contributors/771/robin-moger/">Robin Moger</a>, Peter Money, <a href="/contributors/696/john-peate/">John Peate</a>, <a href="/contributors/597/nancy-roberts/">Nancy Roberts</a>, <a href="/contributors/668/maia-tabet/">Maia Tabet</a>, <a href="/contributors/879/wiam-el-tamami/" title="Link to Wiam Tamami" target="_parent">Wiam El-Tamami</a>.<br /> <br /> The writers and book reviewers are:<br /> <a href="/contributors/420/roger-allen/">Roger Allen</a>, <a href="/contributors/291/rachida-el-charni/">Rachida el-Charni</a>, <a href="/contributors/594/peter-clark/">Peter Clark</a>, <a href="/contributors/336/humphrey-davies/">Humphrey Davies</a>, <a href="/contributors/372/camilo-gomez-rivas/">Camilo Gomez-Rivas</a>, Musa al-Halool, <a href="/contributors/724/norbert-hirschhorn/">Norbert Hirschhorn</a>, <a href="/contributors/589/denys-johnson-davies/">Denys Johnson-Davies</a>, Mark Linz, <a href="/contributors/87/khaled-mattawa/">Khaled Mattawa</a>, Brahim Oulahyane, <a href="/contributors/749/andre-naffis-sahely/">Andr&eacute; Naffis Sahely</a>, <a href="/contributors/523/paul-starkey/">Paul Starkey</a>, <a href="/contributors/528/susannah-tarbush/">Susannah Tarbush</a>.<br /> <br /> For information on all the translators, writers and book reviewers in Banipal 43, and for more on all other contributors, please go to:<br /> <a href="/contributors/">www.banipal.co.uk/contributors/</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;"><br /><span class="redtext">The Guest Literature Feature on Korean Literature has been produced with the support of <br />the <b>Asia Africa Latin America Literature Forum</b> and the<b> Korean Literature Translation Institute</b></span><br /><br /><br /> </p><p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/resources/images/ef-new-_logo_final3.jpg" alt="Emirates Foundation for Philanthropy" height="179" width="130" /></p> Celebrating Denys Johnson-Davies
9 [empty string] <p><a name="b42"></a><a name="b42"></a><a name="#b42"></a>Banipal 42 focuses on the literature being written now the United Arab Emirates. As readers begin their journey into the works of 27 writers, three introductory essays open up the background to the short story, the development of modern poetry and the state of the novel in the UAE today.&nbsp;Among the stories that stand out are Abdul Hamid Ahmed&rsquo;s K<i>uya&rsquo;s Little Things </i>about an Indian worker&rsquo;s struggle to provide for his far-away family, the excerpt from Sara al-Jarwan&rsquo;s novel <i>Letters to my Lord the Sultan</i>, spelling out the complexities of life in a family of one man with four wives and Adel Khozam&rsquo;s reflections, <i>Music</i>, in stanzas echoing the musical scale.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />It proved impossible to keep the feature within its designated limits and so, instead of pulling some works out we decided to continue them online &ndash; and miss nothing. Go to Selections to read the rest of the feature.&nbsp; <br /><br />Banipal&rsquo;s Guest Literature feature this issue comes from Germany: eight great authors at the top of their fields. And&nbsp; this issue sees the return to the popular feature <i>Literary Influences</i>. Prize-winning Saudi Arabian author Raja Alem recounts her passion for reading as a child and the world authors she read.&nbsp; </p> <form method="post" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" target="paypal"> <input value="_s-xclick" name="cmd" type="hidden" /> <input value="KD5KAMT9QQ28N" name="hosted_button_id" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input value="Order Banipal 42 via PayPal" name="on0" type="hidden" /><b>Order Banipal 42 via PayPal</b></td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input value="GBP" name="currency_code" type="hidden" /> <input alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." name="submit" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 pub_20110915164527.jpg thumb_20110915164527.jpg [empty string] 42 42 0 0 1 80 1 [empty string] <form method="post" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" target="paypal"> <input value="_s-xclick" name="cmd" type="hidden" /> <input value="KD5KAMT9QQ28N" name="hosted_button_id" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input value="Order Banipal 42 via PayPal" name="on0" type="hidden" /><b>Order Banipal 42!</b></td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input value="GBP" name="currency_code" type="hidden" /> <input alt="PayPal &mdash; 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Selected Poems, translated by Allison Blecker<br /><a href="/contributors/817/fatima-al-mazrouei/">Fatima al-Mazrouei</a> &ndash; Two short stories, translated by William M Hutchins<br /><a href="/contributors/818/mona--abdulkader-al-ali/">Mona Abdulkader al-Ali</a> &ndash; A short story, translated by John Peate<br /><a href="/contributors/414/nujoom-al-ghanem-nujum-al-ghanim/">Nujoom al-Ghanem</a> &ndash; Selected Poems, translated by Khalid al-Masri<br /><a href="/contributors/819/abdul-hamid-ahmed/">Abdul Hamid Ahmed</a> &ndash; <i>Kuya's Little Things</i>, a short story translated by Thomas Aplin <br /><a href="/contributors/820/dhabiya-khamis/">Dhabiya Khamis</a> &ndash; Selected Poems, translated by Camilo Gomez-Rivas<br /><a href="/contributors/821/sara-al-jarwan/">Sara al-Jarwan</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>Letters to my Lord the Sultan</i>, translated by Robin Moger<br /><a href="/contributors/385/adel-khozam/">Adel Khozam</a> &ndash; Selected Poems, translated by Raphael Cohen<br /><a href="/contributors/823/rawdha--al-belushi/">Rawdha al-Belushi</a> &ndash; <i>Resurrection Bus</i>, a short story translated by Thomas Aplin<br /><a href="/contributors/824/aisha-al-kaabi/">Aisha al-Kaabi</a> &ndash; Very short stories, translated by John Peate<br /><a href="/contributors/825/habib-sayegh/">Habib Sayegh</a> &ndash; Selected Poems, translated by Issa J Boullata <br /><a href="/contributors/826/ali-abu-al-reesh/">Ali Abu al-Reesh</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>Room 357</i>, translated by William M Hutchins<br /><a href="/contributors/827/ibrahim-mohammed-ibrahim/">Ibrahim Mohammed Ibrahim</a> &ndash; Poems, translated by Fadhil al-Azzawi<br /><a href="/contributors/717/khulood-al-mualla/">Khulood al-Mualla</a> &ndash; Selected Poems, translated by Allison Blecker<br /><a href="/contributors/809/khalid--albudoor/">Khalid Albudoor</a> &ndash; Selected Poems, translated by Robin Moger<br /><a href="/contributors/829/basema-younes/">Basema Younes</a> &ndash; <i>Silence</i>, a short story translated by Ali Azeriah<br /><a href="/contributors/856/mohammed-al-murr/">Mohammed Al-Murr</a> &ndash; A Portrait by Peter Clark<br /><a href="/contributors/267/maisoon-saqr/">Maisoon Saqr</a> &ndash; Selected Poems, translated by Robin Moger<br /><a href="/contributors/830/mariam--al-ghafli/">Mariam al-Ghafli</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>Daughter of the Rain</i>, translated by William M Hutchins<br /><a href="/contributors/835/mohammed-al-mazrouei/">Mohammed al-Mazrouei </a>&ndash; Selected Poems, translated by John Peate<br /><a href="/contributors/832/mariam--al-saedi/">Mariam al-Saedi</a> &ndash; Two short stories, translated by Ghenwa Hayek<br /><a href="/contributors/833/abdallah-abdulwahab/">Abdallah Abdulwahab</a> &ndash; Selected Poems, translated by Fadhil al-Azzawi<br /><a href="/contributors/834/dhaen-shahine/">Dhaen Shahine</a> &ndash; Selected Poems, translated by Robin Moger<br /><a href="/contributors/808/ahmed-rashid-thani/">Ahmed Rashid Thani</a> &ndash; Selected Poems, translated by Raphael Cohen<br /><a href="/contributors/831/alice-johnson/">Alice Johnson</a> &ndash; Literary Salons and Book Clubs<br /><a href="/contributors/836/ibrahim-al-mullah/">Ibrahim al-Mullah</a> &ndash; Selected Poems, translated by Robin Moger<br />Nasser al-Dhaheri &ndash; <i>The Stone of Desire</i>, translated by Reem Ghanyem<br /><a href="/contributors/837/ebtisam--al-mualla/">Ebtisam al-Mualla</a> &ndash; <i>A Dying Light</i>, a short story translated by Sophia Vasalou<br />Dhabiya Khamis &ndash; <i>A Travelling Tale, </i>from the novel <i>Life As It Is</i>, translated by Charis Bredin<br /><br /><b>GUEST LITERATURE &ndash; GERMANY<br /></b><a href="/contributors/838/hinrich-von-haaren/">Hinrich von Haaren </a>&ndash; <i>Slow Tree of Joy</i>, a short story translated by the author<br /><a href="/contributors/839/annika-scheffel/">Annika Scheffel</a> &ndash; <i>Pretty Big</i>, a short story translated by Stefan Tobler<br /><a href="/contributors/840/elke-schmitter/">Elke Schmitter</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>Minor Misdemeanours</i>, translated by Rachel McNicholl<br /><a href="/contributors/841/ulf-stolterfoht/">Ulf Stolterfoht </a>&ndash; Selected Poems, translated by Ken Cockburn<br /><a href="/contributors/526/volker-kaminski/">Volker Kaminski</a> &ndash; <i>The Top Project</i>, a short story translated by Katy Derbyshire<br /><a href="/contributors/842/thomas-lehr/">Thomas Lehr</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>September: Fata Morgana</i>, translated by Katy Derbyshire<br /><a href="/contributors/843/antonia-baum/">Antonia Baum</a> &ndash; Exceprt from the novel <i>Completely Lifeless, Preferably Dead</i>, translated by Simon Pare<br /><a href="/contributors/810/joachim-sartorius/">Joachim Sartorius</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>Princes' Island</i>, translated by Stephen Brown<br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS<br /></b>Alice Johnson: <i>In a Fertile Desert. Modern Writing from the United Arab Emirates</i>, selected, translated and introduced by Denys Johnson-Davies<br />Margaret Obank: <i>My Early Days</i> by Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad al-Qasimi<br /><a href="/contributors/724/norbert-hirschhorn/">Norbert Hirschhorn</a>: Two Libyan Novels &ndash; <i>Homeless Rats</i> by Ahmed Fagih and <i>Anatomy of a Disappearance</i> by Hisham Matar<br /><a href="/contributors/528/susannah-tarbush/">Susannah Tarbush</a>: <i>One Day in April</i> by Jad El Hage<br /><br /><b>BOOKS IN BRIEF</b><br />The Hashish Waiter, The Traveler and the Innkeeper, So You May See, Sabra Zoo, Abduction, Professor Hanaa, The Last Storytellers, The Granta Book of the African Short Story, The Present Tense of the World, Mediterraneans/ M&eacute;diterran&eacute;enes: Our Mothers, Disordered World: Setting a New Course for the Twenty-first Century<br /><br /><b>LAST PAGE<br /></b><a href="/contributors/758/najwa-binshatwan/">Najwa Binshatwan</a> -<i> Letter from Benghazi</i></p><p style="text-align: center;"><br /><b>&nbsp;</b><img style="vertical-align: middle;" alt="The Emirates Foundation for Philanthropy" src="/resources/images/ef-new-_logo_final3.jpg" height="162" width="116" /></p><p style="text-align: center;">Banipal 42 is supported by<a href="http://www.emiratesfoundation.ae/%28S%28vd3ld133x3oi0qamit5jchn1%29%29/English/Default.aspx"> The Emirates Foundation </a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="vertical-align: middle;" alt="Cystic Fibrosis Trust" src="/resources/images/cftrustlogo-w.jpg" height="27" width="86" /></p><p style="text-align: center;" class="xsmall">During 2011 Banipal is supporting the <a href="http://www.cftrust.org.uk/">Cystic Fibrosis Trust</a> with free promotion as our Charity of the Year</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><i><br />The translators in Banipal 42 from Arabic are:<br /></i><a href="/contributors/530/thomas-aplin/">Thomas Aplin</a>, <a href="/contributors/280/ali-azeriah/">Ali Azeriah</a>, <a href="/contributors/220/fadhil-al-azzawi/">Fadhil al-Azzawi</a>, <a href="/contributors/655/allison--blecker/">Allison Blecker</a>, <a href="/contributors/86/issa-j-boullata/">Issa J Boullata</a>, Charis Bredin, <a href="/contributors/845/raphael-cohen/">Raphael Cohen</a>, <a target="_blank" href="/contributors/909/reem-ghanayem/">Reem Ghanayem</a>, <a href="/contributors/372/camilo-gomez-rivas/">Camilo Gomez-Rivas</a>, <a href="/contributors/547/ghenwa-hayek/">Ghenwa Hayek</a>, <a href="/contributors/516/william-m-hutchins/">William M Hutchins</a>,<a href="/contributors/517/khaled-al-masri/"> Khalid al-Masri</a>, <a href="/contributors/771/robin-moger/">Robin Moger</a>, <a href="/contributors/696/john-peate/">John Peate</a>, Chip Rossetti, <a href="/contributors/770/sophia-vasalou/">Sophia Vasalou</a><i><br /><br />The translators from German are:</i><a href="/contributors/852/stephen--brown/"><br />Stephen Brown</a>, <a href="/contributors/565/ken-cockburn/">Ken Cockburn</a>,<a href="/contributors/850/katy--derbyshire/"> Katy Derbyshire</a>,<a href="/contributors/849/rachel-mcnicholl/"> Rachel McNicholl</a>, <a href="/contributors/851/simon-pare/">Simon Pare</a>,<a href="/contributors/848/stefan-tobler/"> Stefan Tobler</a><i><br /><br />The writers and book reviewers are:<br /></i><a href="/contributors/594/peter-clark/">Peter Clark</a>, Nasser al-Dhaheri, Norbert Hirschhorn, Alice Johnson, Adel Khozam, Shaker Noori, Margaret Obank, Susannah Tarbush</p><pre><span style="font-family: monospace;"><br /></span></pre> <div style="text-align: center; width: 165px;"> <a href="http://www.exacteditions.com/exact/viewBasket.do?action=addGift&amp;titleId=21379"> <div style="position: relative; margin: 5px 20px; width: 125px;"> <img src="http://www.exacteditions.com/bow.png" style="border: 0px; position: absolute; z-index:3;" alt="bow" /> <img src="http://www.exacteditions.com/cover/banipal" style="border: 1px solid black; position: relative; z-index:2;" alt="Banipal" /> </div> </a> <a href="http://www.exacteditions.com/exact/viewBasket.do?action=addGift&amp;titleId=21379"> Gift Online Subscription </a><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center; width: 165px;"></div><div style="text-align: center; width: 165px;"></div><div style="text-align: center; width: 165px;"></div><div style="text-align: left; width: 165px;"></div><div style="text-align: left; width: 165px;"></div><div style="text-align: left; width: 165px;"></div><div style="text-align: left; width: 165px;"></div><div style="text-align: left; width: 165px;"><div style="text-align: left; width: 165px;"></div> <div style="text-align: left; width: 365px;"> To read a review of Banipal 42 in MidEastPosts.com click <a target="_blank" title="Link to MidEastPosts.com review of Banipal 42" href="http://mideastposts.com/2011/11/emirati-female-writers-finding-their-feet/">here</a></div></div> New Writing from the Emirates
10 [empty string] <p><script type="text/javascript"></script></p><p><i><b>Banipal 41</b></i> opens with poems from the best-known Libyan poet Ashur Etwebi, and continues with fiction from four talented authors from, Lebanon, Iraq and Sudan. &nbsp;There is a feature on <b>Arabic&nbsp;Writers&nbsp;in Sweden</b>, from authors from Syria and Iraq who have settled there over the last two decades. The special feature <b>Celebrating Adonis</b> marks the poet's eightieth birthday last year and includes a translation of his latest poem with testimonies from V.S.Naipaul, Joachim Sartorius, Roger Allen, Yang Lian, and more. <br />This issue takes an important step forward in&nbsp;developing&nbsp;intercultural dialogue by introducing a new regular feature of a <b>Guest Literature</b>. Banipal presents readers with our first guest &ndash; contemporary <b>Slovenian literature</b> &ndash; with thanks to the EMUNI Foundation and the EMUNI University of Slovenia. Plus book reviews, photo report of Ramsey Nasr's enthralling reading and conversation at the World Literature Weekend on 18 June, and another new feature <b>Last Page</b>. </p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="2TTUCXTXXBQPE" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 41 via PayPal" type="hidden" /><b>Order Banipal 41 via PayPal</b></td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; 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Excerpt from the novel <i>Druze of Belgrade: Hanna Yacoub&rsquo;s Story</i>, translated by Nancy Roberts&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> <a target="_blank" title="Link to Ali Bader's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/114/ali-bader/">Ali Bader</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>The Tobacco Keeper</i>, translated by Amira Nowaira<br /> <a title="Link to Alexandra Chreiteh's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/773/alexandra-chreiteh/">Alexandra Chreiteh&nbsp;</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>Always Coca Cola</i>, translated by Michelle Hartman<br /> <a title="Link to Amir Tag Elsir's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/774/amir-tag-elsir/">Amir Tag Elsir</a>&nbsp; &ndash; Chapters from the novel <i>The Larvae Hunter</i>, translated by William M Hutchins<br /> <br /><b> <br />ARABIC WRITERS IN SWEDEN</b><br /> <a title="Link to Salim Barakat's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/118/salim-barakat/">Salim Barakat</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>Rampaging Geese</i>, translated by Thomas Aplin<br /> <a title="Link to Manhal Alsarraj's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/772/manhal-alsarraj-sarraj/">Manhal Alsarraj</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>As the River Must</i>, translated by Ghenwa Hayek<br /> <a title="Link to Faraj Bayraqdar's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/226/faraj-bayraqdar/">Faraj Bayrakdar</a> &ndash; A Poem, translated by Camilo Gomez-Rivas<br /> <a title="Link to Jalil Haydar's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/777/jalil--haydar-heidar/">Jalil Haydar</a> &ndash; Four Poems, translated by Allison Blecker<br /> <a title="Link to Muhammed Afif al-Hussaini's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/397/mohammed-afif-al-hussaini/">Mohammad&nbsp; Afif al-Hussaini </a>&ndash; Two Poems, translated by Robin Moger<br /> <a title="Link to Nassif al-Nasseri's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/779/nassif-al-nasseri/">Nassif al-Nassiri </a>&ndash; Five Poems, translated by John Peate<br /> <a title="Link to Sabri Youssef's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/784/sabri--youssef/">Sabri Youssef</a>&nbsp; &ndash; A short story <i>The Sweetness of Laughte</i>r, translated by Ghenwa Hayek<br /> <a title="Link to Farouq Salloum's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/781/farouq-salloum/">Farouq Salloum</a> &ndash; Two poems, translated by John Peate<br /> <a title="Link to Jonas Hassen Khemiri's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/778/jonas-hassen--khemiri/">Jonas Hassen Khemiri </a>&ndash; <i>Vanya Knows</i>, a short story translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles<br /> <a title="Link to Johanna Sellman's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/782/johanna--sellman/">Johanna Sellman</a> &ndash; on Jonas Hassen Khemiri<br /> <br /><b> <br />CELEBRATING ADONIS</b><br /><a href="/contributors/811/vs-naipaul/" title="V.S.Naipaul on Banipal website" target="_blank"> V.S. Naipaul</a> &ndash; A Master of our Times<br /><a href="/contributors/504/adonis/" title="Link to Adonis page on Banipal website" target="_blank"> Adonis</a> &ndash; from &ldquo;Concerto for Jerusalem&rdquo;, translated by Khaled Mattawa<br /> <a title="Link to Abdo Wazen's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/192/abdo-wazen/">Abdo Wazen</a> &ndash; Adonis&rsquo;s Concerto <br /><a href="/contributors/810/joachim-sartorius/" title="link to Joachim Sartorius on Banipal website" target="_blank"> Joachim Sartorius</a> &ndash; Citizen of the world<br /><a target="_parent" title="Link to Yang Lian's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/812/yang-lian/"> Yang Lian</a> &ndash; Poetry will save us<br /> <a title="Link to Roger Allen's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/420/roger-allen/">Roger Allen </a>&ndash; A genuine modernity<br /><a href="/contributors/87/khaled-mattawa/" title="Link to Khaled Mattawa's page on Banipal website">Khaled Mattawa</a>&nbsp;&ndash; On the road with Adonis<br /> <a title="Link to Hassouna Mosbahi's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/198/hassouna-mosbahi/">Hassouna Mosbahi </a>&ndash; Between Goethe and Adonis<br /> <a title="Link to Hassan Najmi's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/171/hassan-najmi/">Hassan Najmi</a> &ndash; Adonis the Lighthouse<br /> Aziz Shaibani &ndash; Adonis in Texas<br /> <a title="Link to Stephen Watt's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/360/stephen-watts/">Stephen Watts</a> &ndash; The Human is the Poetry of the Universe</p><p style="text-align: left;">In Banipal No 2, Adonis talks about the "many Easts in the Easts and the many Wests in the West". To read the full Banipal interview with Adonis, click <a href="/selections/16/162/adonis/" title="Link to Adonis's interview in Banipal No 2, Summer 1998" target="_blank">here</a><b><br /><br />GUEST LITERATURE &ndash; SLOVENIA</b><br /> <a title="Link to Mojca Pisek's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/794/mojca-pisek/">Mojca Pi&scaron;ek</a> &ndash; Introducing five Slovenian poets<br /> <a title="Link to Uros Zupan's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/797/uros--zupan/">Uro&scaron; Zupan</a> &ndash; Two poems<br /> <a title="Link to Jure Jakob's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/790/jure--jakob/">Jure Jacob</a>&nbsp; &ndash; Two poems<br /> <a title="Link to Katja Perat's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/793/katja-perat/">Katja Perat</a> &ndash; A poem<br /> <a title="Link to Primoz Cucnik's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/786/primoz-cucnik/">Primož Cucnik</a> &ndash; Two poems&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> <a title="Link to Veronika Dintinjana's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/787/veronika-dintinjana/">Veronika Dintinjana</a> &ndash; A poem<br /><br /> <a title="Link to Gabriela Babnik's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/788/gabriela-babnik/">Gabriela Babnik</a> &ndash; Six stories from society&rsquo;s margins<br /> <a title="Link to Feri Lainscek's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/791/feri-lainscek/">Feri Lainscek</a> &ndash; The Untouchables<br /> <a title="Link to Dusan Sarotar's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/795/dusan-sarotar/">Du&scaron;an &Scaron;arotar</a> &ndash; Billards at Hotel Dobray<br /> <a title="Link to Jani Virk's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/796/jani-virk/">Jani Virk</a> &ndash; A View of Tycho Brahe<br /> <a title="Link to Polona Glavan's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/789/polona-glavan/">Polona Glavan</a> &ndash; The Unusual Identity of Nina B.<br /> <a title="Link to Vesna Lemaic's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/792/vesna--lemaic/">Vesna Lemaic </a>&ndash; The Dumping Ground<br /> <a href="/contributors/788/gabriela-babnik/" title="Link to Gabriela Babnik's page on Banipal website">Gabriela Babnik</a> &ndash; In the Tall Grass<br /> <br /><b> <br />BOOK REVIEWS</b><br />Mona Zaki: <i>A Palace in the Old Village</i> by Tahar Ben Jelloun<br /> <a href="/contributors/749/andre-naffis-sahely/" title="Link to Andre Naffis-Sahely's page on Banipal website">Andr&eacute; Naffis-Sahely</a>: B<i>eer in the Snooker Club </i>by Waguih Ghali<br /> <a href="/contributors/528/susannah-tarbush/" title="Link to Susannah Tarbush's page on Banipal website">Susannah Tarbush</a>: <i>I Shall Not Hate</i> by Isseldin Abuelaish<br /> <a href="/contributors/630/olivia-snaije/" title="link to Olivia Snaije's page on Banipal website">Olivia Snaije</a>: <i>Bye Bye Babylone</i> by Lamia Ziad&eacute;<br /> Mona Zaki: <i>Spectres</i> by Radwa Ashour<br /> <a href="/contributors/724/norbert-hirschhorn/" title="Link to Norbert Hirschhorn's page on Banipal website">Norbert Hirshhorn</a>: <i>Mornings in Jenin</i> by Susan Abulhawa<br /> <br /><b> BOOKS IN BRIEF</b><br /><a target="_blank" title="The Coffeehouse" href="http://www.arabiabooks.co.uk/product/315">The Coffeehouse</a>, &nbsp;<a target="_blank" title="As Though She Were Sleeping" href="http://maclehosepress.com/tag/as-though-she-were-sleeping/">As Though She Were Sleeping</a>, <a target="_blank" title="An Iraqi in Paris" href="http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/books/an-iraqi-in-paris-a-lifetime-of-movement-forced-and-long-dreamt">An Iraqi in Paris</a>, <a target="_blank" title="About Ahmed Fagih's novel Homeless Rats" href="http://thetanjara.blogspot.com/2011/06/libyan-author-ahmed-fagihs-novel.html">Homeless Rats</a>, <a target="_blank" title="About the novel Anatomy of A Disappearance" href="http://www.penguin.co.uk/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780670916511,00.html">Anatomy of A Disappearance</a>, <a title="About Zeina by Nawal al-Saadawi" href="http://www.saqibooks.com/saqi/new_titles.asp?TAG=&amp;CID=">Zeina</a>, <a target="_parent" title="Merzapamed: Prince of Dore" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Merzapamed-Jappath-Prince-Dore-ebook/dp/B003XT5RTO">Merzapamed: Prince of Dore</a>, <a target="_blank" title="About Montecore" href="http://www.randomhouse.com/book/92302/montecore-by-jonas-hassen-khemiri/9780307270955/">Montecore</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Memoirs of a Dervish" href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Memoirs-of-a-Dervish/229965957017432">Memoirs of a Dervish</a>, <a target="_blank" title="The Rising of the Ashes" href="http://www.citylights.com/book/?GCOI=87286100514930">The Rising of the Ashes</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Arts and Politics/Politics and Art" href="http://www.poetspress.org/fp_melhem.shtml">Arts and Politics/Politics and Art</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Plague Lands and other poems" href="http://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9781847770639">Plague Lands and other poems</a>, <a target="_blank" title="On the State of Egypt by Alaa Al-Aswany" href="http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Politics/?view=usa&amp;ci=9789774164613">On the State of Egypt</a>, &nbsp;<a target="_blank" title="Tweets from Tahrir" href="http://www.orbooks.com/our-books/tweets-from-tahrir/">Tweets from Tahrir</a>.<br /><b> EVENT</b><br /> London: <a href="/contributors/620/ramsey-nasr/" title="link to Ramsey Nasr's page on Banipal website">Ramsey Nasr</a> at <a target="_blank" title="World Literature Weekend - 18 June" href="/events/66/18-june-2011/">World Literature Weekend</a> <br /> <br /><b> LAST PAGE</b> <br /><a href="/contributors/316/hamdy-el-gazzar/" title="Hamdy el-Gazzar" target="_blank"> Hamdy el-Gazzar</a> &ndash;&nbsp; <i>Letter from Cairo</i></p><p style="text-align: center;"><i></i><br /> <br /><span style="color: #ff0000;"><a href="http://www.cftrust.org.uk/" title="Opens Cystic Fibrosis Trust website" target="_blank"><img src="/resources/images/cftrustlogo-w.jpg" alt="Cystic Fibrosis Trust" style="border: 0px initial initial;" height="32" width="100" /></a><br /><br /><span class="redtext">During 2011 Banipal is&nbsp;supporting the&nbsp;</span></span><a href="http://www.cftrust.org.uk/" title="Link to Cystic Fibrosis Trust website" target="_blank" style="color: #ff0000;"><span class="redtext">Cystic Fibrosis Trust</span></a><span style="font-size: 9px;"><span class="redtext">&nbsp;</span><span class="redtext">with free promotion&nbsp;as our Charity of the Year</span></span><br /> <br /><i> </i></p><p style="text-align: left;"><i>The translators in Banipal 41 from Arabic, Chinese and Swedish are:</i> <br /><a href="/contributors/530/thomas-aplin/" title="Link to Thomas Aplin's page on Banipal website">Thomas Aplin</a>, <a href="/contributors/655/allison--blecker/" title="Link to Allison Blecker's page on Banipal website">Allison Blecker</a>, <a target="_blank" href="/contributors/86/issa-j-boullata/">Issa J. Boullata</a>, <a href="/contributors/372/camilo-gomez-rivas/" title="Link to Camilo Gomez-Rivas' page on Banipal website">Camilo Gomez-Rivas</a>, <a href="/contributors/776/michelle--hartman/" title="Link to Michelle Hartman's page on Banipal website">Michelle Hartman</a>, <a href="/contributors/547/ghenwa-hayek/" title="Link to Ghenwa Hayek's page on Banipal website">Ghenwa Hayek</a>, <a href="/contributors/516/william-m-hutchins/" title="Link to William M. Hutchins' page on Banipal website">William M Hutchins</a>, <a target="_blank" href="/contributors/87/khaled-mattawa/">Khaled Mattawa</a>, <a href="/contributors/771/robin-moger/" title="Link to Robin Moger's page on Banipal website">Robin Moger</a>, <a href="/contributors/780/amira-nowaira/" title="Link to Amira Nowaira's page on Banipal website">Amira Nowaira</a>, Wen-chin Ouyang, <a href="/contributors/696/john-peate/" title="Link to John Peate's page on Banipal website">John Peate</a>, <a href="/contributors/597/nancy-roberts/" title="Link to Nancy Robert's page on Banipal website">Nancy Roberts</a>, Ching-Jen Wang, <a href="/contributors/783/rachel-willson-broyles/" title="Link to Rachel Willson Broyle's page on Banipal website">Rachel Willson-Broyles</a><br /> <br /><i> The translators from Slovenian are:</i><br /> &Scaron;pela Bibic, Gregor Timothy Ceh, Erica Johnson Debeljak, Veronika Dintinjana, Jasmin B. Frelih, Polona Glavan, Barbara Jur&scaron;a, Ciaran O&rsquo;Driscoll, Lili Potpara, Ana Pepelnik, Matthew Zapruder, Tamara M. Soban<br /> <br /><i> The writers and book reviewers are:</i><br /> Hamdy el-Gazzar, Norbert Hirschhorn, V.S. Naipaul, Khaled Mattawa, Hassouna Mosbahi, Andr&eacute; Naffis-Sahely, Hassan Najmi, Joachim Sartorius, Johanna Sellman, Aziz Shaibani, Olivia Snaije, Susannah Tarbush, Stephen Watts, Abdo Wazen, Mona Zaki</p><p style="text-align: center;"><br /> <br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="Identity of the Soul logo" src="/resources/images/identity-of-the-soul-logo-w.jpg" height="89" width="150" /></p><p style="text-align: center;"><a target="_blank" title="Link to EMUNI University website" href="http://www.emuni.si/en/strani/29/EMUNI-University.html"><img alt="EMUNI University" src="/resources/images/emuni-univerza-w.jpg" height="51" width="150" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a target="_blank" title="Link to EMUNI Foundation website" href="http://www.emuni.si/en/strani/84/EMUNI-Foundation.html"><img alt="EMUNI Foundation" src="/resources/images/emuni-foundation-w.jpg" height="51" width="150" /></a></p> Celebrating Adonis
11 [empty string] <p><b>Banipal</b> publishes its fortieth issue in Spring 2011, showcasing Libyan literature at the very moment of uprising and change in the Arab world, especially in Libya.</p> <p>With 135 pages of terrific reading from both Libya&rsquo;s foremost and emerging fiction writers &ndash; introduced by Omar Abulqasim Alkikli on <i>The Libyan Short Story</i>&nbsp;and Ibrahim Ahmidan on <i>The Libyan Novel &ndash;&nbsp;</i>the feature presents a wide range of works by 17 authors from inside and outside Libya, as well as a profile of the pioneer literary figure Ali Mustafa al-Musrati.</p> <p><b>Banipal 40</b> also includes works by award-winnning authors from Morocco, Oman and Lebanon, respectively Abdelkarim Jouiti, Jokha al-Harthi, Abdo Wazen, plus an in-depth interview with Lebanese novelist Alawiya Sobh.<br /><br /><b>Digital Banipal 40 </b>is on Free Trial. For more info, click <a target="_blank" title="Links to Banipal's digital home page on Exact Editions" href="http://www.exacteditions.com/shop/20700/21379">here</a></p> <form method="post" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" target="paypal"> <input value="_s-xclick" name="cmd" type="hidden" /> <input value="VGTEDY8ZAG43U" name="hosted_button_id" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input value="Order Banipal 40 via PayPal" name="on0" type="hidden" /><b>Order Banipal 40 via PayPal</b></td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input value="GBP" name="currency_code" type="hidden" /> <input alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." name="submit" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" height="1" border="0" width="1" /> </form> 1 pub_20110302234043.jpg thumb_20110302234043.jpg [empty string] 40 40 0 0 1 78 1 [empty string] <form method="post" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" target="paypal"> <input value="_s-xclick" name="cmd" type="hidden" /> <input value="VGTEDY8ZAG43U" name="hosted_button_id" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input value="Order Banipal 40 via PayPal" name="on0" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 40!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input value="GBP" name="currency_code" type="hidden" /> <input alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." name="submit" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" height="1" border="0" width="1" /> </form> <p><b><i class="redtext">Banipal 40 </i></b><b><span class="redtext">is the Free Trial issue of Digital Banipal&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;<span class="redtext">&ndash; Search items in the contents here</span></b></p><form action="http://www.exacteditions.com/exact/search.do"> <input name="type" value="magazine" type="hidden" /> <input name="titleId" value="21379" type="hidden" /> <input name="term" type="text" /> <input value="Search Banipal" type="submit" /></form><p><b><br />CONTENTS</b></p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>&bull; &nbsp;A statement</b> by Arab intellectuals, writers and journalists on the recent events in Bahrain, Libya and Yemen</p> <p>&bull; &nbsp;2011 International Prize for Arabic Fiction &ndash; the six shortlisted novels and authors</p> <p>&bull; &nbsp;EDITORIAL by Samuel Shimon</p> <p>&bull; &nbsp;The winner of the 2010 <a href="http://www.banipaltrust.org.uk/prize/award2010.cfm" title="Link to Banipal Trust website and 2010 Prize results" target="_blank">Saif Ghobash&ndash;Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> <p>&bull; &nbsp;<a href="/contributors/762/abdelkarim_jouiti/" title="Link to Abdelkarim Jouiti's page" target="_blank">Abdelkarim Jouiti</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>Katibat al-Kharab,</i> translated by Piers Amodia</p> <p>&bull; &nbsp;<a href="/contributors/628/jokha_al-harthi/" title="Jokha al-Harthi's page" target="_blank">Jokha al-Harthi</a>&nbsp; &ndash; A chapter from the novel <i>Sayyidat al-Qamar</i> (<i>Women of the Moon</i>), translated by Sophia Vasalou</p> <p>&bull; &nbsp;<a href="/contributors/192/abdo_wazen/" title="Abdo Wazen's page" target="_blank">Abdo Wazen</a>&nbsp; &ndash; Chapter from the memoir <i>An Open Heart</i>, translated by John Peate</p> <p><br /><b>LIBYAN FICTION</b></p> <p><a href="/contributors/754/omar_abulqasim_alkikli/" title="Link to Omar Abulqasim Alkikli's page" target="_blank">Omar Abulqasim Alkikli</a> on &ldquo;The short story in Libya&rdquo; </p> <p><a href="/contributors/753/ibrahim_ahmidan/" title="Link to Ibrahim Ahmidann's page" target="_blank">Ibrahim Ahmidan</a> on &ldquo;The Libyan Novel&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="/contributors/598/omar_el-kiddi_(keddi)/" title="Omar el-Kiddi's page" target="_blank">Omar el-Kidd</a>i&nbsp; &ndash; A short story: <i>The wonderful short life of the dog Ramadan</i>, translated by Robin Moger</p> <p><a href="/contributors/766/azza_kamil__al-maghour/" title="Azza Kamil al-Maghour's page" target="_blank">Azza Kamil al-Maghour</a> &ndash; <i>The Bicycle</i>, a short story translated by John Peate </p> <p><a href="/contributors/134/ahmed_fagih/" title="Ahmed Fagih's page" target="_blank">Ahmed Fagih</a> &ndash; <i>LOBSTERS</i>, a short story translated by Maia Tabet</p> <p>Ahmed Fagih &ndash; portrait by Susannah Tarbush</p> <p>Ali Mustafa al-Musrati &ndash; portrait by Margaret Obank</p> <p><a href="/contributors/761/ghazi_gheblawi/" title="Ghazi Gheblawi" target="_blank">Ghazi Gheblawi</a> &ndash; <i>A Rosy Dream</i>, a short story translated by Ghenwa Hayek</p> <p><a href="/contributors/768/hisham_matar/" title="Hisham Matar's page" target="_blank">Hisham Matar</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>Anatomy of a Disappearance</i> </p> <p><a href="/contributors/759/wafa__al-bueissa/" title="Wafa Al-Bueiss's page" target="_blank">Wafa Al-Bueiss</a>a &ndash; <i>Hunger has Other Faces</i>, a chapter from the novel, translated by Robin Moger</p> <p>Omar Abulqasim Alkikli&nbsp; &ndash; Two short stories, translated by Elliott Colla</p> <p><a href="/contributors/764/mohammed_mesrati/" title="Mohammed Mesrati's page" target="_blank">Mohammed Mesrati</a> &ndash; A chapter from the novel <i>Mama Pizza</i>, translated by Leri Price</p> <p><a href="/contributors/755/mohammed_al-arashiya/" title="Mohammed al-Arishiya's page" target="_blank">Mohammed al-Arishiya</a> &ndash; <i>The Snake Catcher</i>, a short story translated by Ghenwa Hayek</p> <p><a href="/contributors/756/mohammed_al-anaizi/" title="Mohammed al-Anaizi's page" target="_blank">Mohammed al-Anaizi</a> &ndash; <i>He was Holding a Rosary</i>, a short story translated by Ali Azeriah</p> <p><a href="/contributors/765/razan_naim__moghrabi/" title="Razan Naim Moghrabi's page" target="_blank">Razan Naim Moghrab</a>i &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>Women of the Wind</i>, translated by William M Hutchins</p> <p><a href="/contributors/752/redwan__abushwesha/" title="Redwan Abushwesha's page" target="_blank">Redwan Abushwesha</a> &ndash; Five short stories, translated by John Peate </p> <p><a href="/contributors/760/giuma_bukleb/" title="Giuma Bukleb's page" target="_blank">Giuma Bukleb</a> &ndash; Two short stories, translated by Sophia Vasalou </p> <p><a href="/contributors/757/mohammed_al-asfar/" title="Mohammed al-Asfar's page" target="_blank">Mohammed al-Asfar</a> &ndash; <i>The Hoopoe</i>, a short story, translated by Ali Azeriah</p> <p><a href="/contributors/758/najwa_binshatwan/" title="Najwa Binshatwa's page" target="_blank">Najwa Binshatwa</a>n &ndash; <i>His Excellency the Eminence of the Void</i>, a short story translated by Suneela Mubayi</p> <p><a href="/contributors/767/saleh_snoussi/" title="Saleh Snoussi's page" target="_blank">Saleh Snoussi</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>Halq el-Rih</i>, translated by William M. Hutchins</p> <p><a href="/contributors/163/ibrahim_al-koni/" title="Ibrahim al-Koni's page" target="_blank">Ibrahim al-Koni</a> &ndash; Excerpts from the novel <i>New Waw</i>, translated by William M. Hutchins</p> <p><a href="/contributors/531/elliott_colla/" title="Elliott Colla's page" target="_blank">Elliott Coll</a>a &ndash; <i>Translating Ibrahim Al-Koni</i></p> <p><a href="/contributors/594/peter_clark/" title="Peter Clark's page" target="_blank">Peter Clark</a> reviews <i>The Puppet</i> by Ibrahim al-Koni</p> <p><br /><b>INTERVIEW&nbsp;</b></p> <p><a href="/contributors/186/alawiya_sobh/" title="Alawiya Sobh's page" target="_blank">Alawiya Sobh</a> &ndash; Interviewed by <a href="/contributors/89/akl_awit/" title="Akl Awit's page" target="_blank">Akl Awit</a></p> <p><br /><b>TRIBUTE</b>&nbsp;</p> <p><i>Edmond Amran El Maleh 1917&ndash;2010</i> by Abdelkarim Jouiti</p> <p><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b></p> <p><a title="Link to Andre Naffis-Sahely's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/749/andre-naffis-sahely/">Andr&eacute; Naffis-Sahely</a>: <i>The Calligrapher&rsquo;s Secret</i> by Rafik Schami</p> <p><a title="Link to James Dalglish's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/769/james--dalglish/">James Dalglish</a>: <i>Yalo</i> by Elias Khoury</p> <p>Andr&eacute; Naffis-Sahely: <i>White Masks</i> by Elias Khoury</p> <p><a title="Link to Susannah Tarbush's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/528/susannah-tarbush/">Susannah Tarbush</a>: <i>Like a Summer Never to Be Repeated</i> by Mohamed Berrada</p> <p><a title="Link to Norbert Hirschhorn's page on Banipal website" href="/contributors/724/norbert-hirschhorn/">Norbert Hirshhorn</a>: <i>The Loved Ones</i> by Alia Mamdouh</p> <p>Susannah Tarbush: <i>Saint Theresa and Sleeping with Strangers</i> by Bahaa Abdelmegid </p> <p>Tristan Cranfield: <i>Emerging Arab Voices Nadwa 1:&nbsp; A Bilingual Reader</i>, edited by Peter Clark</p> <p><br /><b>BOOKS IN BRIEF</b></p> <p><i>A Palace in the Old Village</i> by Tahar Ben Jelloun, translated by Linda Coverdale<br /><i>Lyrics Alley</i> by Leila Aboulela<br /><i>Adonis &ndash; Selected Poems</i>, translated and introduced by Khaled Mattawa<br /><i>I Want to Get Married</i> by Egyptian blogger Ghada Abdel Aal, translated by Nora Eltahawy<br /><i>Iraq&rsquo;s Modern Arabic Literature &ndash; A Guide to English Translations since 1950</i> by Salih J Altoma</p><p><i>Levant &ndash; Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean </i>by Philip Mansel.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;"><span class="redtext"><a href="http://www.cftrust.org.uk/" title="Opens Cystic Fibrosis Trust website" target="_blank"><img src="/resources/images/cftrustlogo-w.jpg" alt="Cystic Fibrosis Trust" height="32" width="100" /></a><br /><br /><span class="small">Banipal is pleased to announce that during 2011 we are supporting the </span></span><a href="http://www.cftrust.org.uk/" title="Link to Cystic Fibrosis Trust website" target="_blank" class="redtext"><span class="small">Cystic Fibrosis Trust</span></a><span class="small"> with free promotion&nbsp;as our Charity of the Year</span><span class="small">.</span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><div style="overflow: hidden; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 974px; width: 1px; height: 1px;" id="_mcePaste">The translators in Banipal 40 are:</div><div style="overflow: hidden; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 974px; width: 1px; height: 1px;" id="_mcePaste">Piers Amodia, Thomas Aplin, Ali Azeriah, Elliott Colla, Ghenwa Hayek, William M Hutchins, Robin Moger, John Peate, Leri Price, Maia Tabet, Sophia?Vaselou</div><div style="overflow: hidden; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 974px; width: 1px; height: 1px;" id="_mcePaste">The writers and book reviewers are:</div><div style="overflow: hidden; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 974px; width: 1px; height: 1px;" id="_mcePaste">Ibrahim Ahmidan, Omar Abulqasim Alkikli, Akl Awit, Peter Clark, Elliott Colla, James Dalglish, Norbert Hirschhorn, Abdulkarim Jouaiti, Andr&eacute; Naffis-Sahely, Margaret Obank and Susannah Tarbush&nbsp;</div><p><br /><b><i>The translators in Banipal 40 are:</i></b>&nbsp;<a href="/contributors/515/piers_amodia/" title="Link to Piers Amodia's page">Piers Amodia</a>, <a href="/contributors/530/thomas_aplin/" title="Thomas Aplin's page">Thomas Aplin</a>, <a href="/contributors/280/ali_azeriah/" title="Ali Azeriah's page">Ali Azeriah</a>, <a href="/contributors/531/elliott_colla/" title="Elliott Colla's page">Elliott Colla</a>, <a href="/contributors/547/ghenwa_hayek/" title="Ghenwa Hayek's page">Ghenwa Hayek</a>, <a href="/contributors/516/william_m_hutchins/" title="William M Hutchins's page">William M Hutchins</a>, <a href="/contributors/771/robin_moger/" title="Robin Moger's page">Robin Moger</a>,&nbsp;Suneela Mubayi,&nbsp;<a href="/contributors/696/john_peate/" title="John Peate's page">John Peate</a>, <a href="/contributors/727/leri_price/" title="Leri Price's page">Leri Price</a>, <a href="/contributors/668/maia_tabet" title="Maia Tabet's page">Maia Tabet</a> and S<a href="/contributors/770/sophia_vasalou/" title="Sophia Vasalou's page">ophia Vasalou</a>.</p><p><b><i>The writers and book reviewers are:</i></b> Ibrahim Ahmidan, Omar Abulqasim Alkikli, <a href="/contributors/89/akl_awit/" title="Akl Awit's page">Akl Awit</a>, <a href="/contributors/594/peter_clark/" title="Peter Clark's page">Peter Clark</a>, <a href="/contributors/531/elliott_colla/" title="Elliott Colla's page">Elliott Colla</a>, <a href="/contributors/769/james__dalglish/" title="James Dalglish's page">James Dalglish</a>, <a href="/contributors/724/norbert_hirschhorn/" title="Norbert Hirschhorn's page">Norbert Hirschhorn</a>, <a href="/contributors/762/abdelkarim_jouiti/" title="Abdelkarim Jouiti's page">Abdelkarim Jouiti</a>, <a href="/contributors/749/andre_naffis-sahely/" title="Andr&eacute; Naffis-Sahely's page">Andr&eacute; Naffis-Sahely</a>, Margaret Obank and <a href="/contributors/528/susannah_tarbush/" title="Susannah Tarbush's page">Susannah Tarbush</a>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.exacteditions.com/shop/20700/21379"> <img src="http://www.exacteditions.com/logos/20700/21379_button.gif" border="1" /> </a></p> – Libyan Fiction
12 [empty string] <p align="left">&bull; <b>Banipal 39 &ndash; Modern Tunisian Literature</b> features over 150 pages of poetry and fiction by Tunisian authors, plus an introduction to the country&rsquo;s literary pioneers with profiles, and book reviews</p> <p align="left">&bull; <b>Banipal 39 &ndash; Modern Tunisian Literature</b> includes newly translated works of the foremost poet in the Arab world, Adonis. Also&nbsp; fiction from Fadhil al-Azzawi and Mekkawi Said, and poetry by Omar Sabbagh</p> <p><b><i>PLUS</i></b></p> <p><b><i>Tribute </i></b><i>to the late </i><b><i>Taher Wattar 1936-2010</i></b></p> <p><i>and to critic<b> Farouk Abdel-Kader 1938-2010</b></i></p><p> <b>PLUS</b> <i>Book Reviews: Albert Cossery &ndash;</i> The Jokers<i>, Habib Selmi &ndash;</i> The Scents of Marie-Claire, <i>Mahmoud Darwish &ndash; </i>Journal of an Ordinary Grief<i>, Inaam Kachachi &ndash; </i>The American Granddaughter<i>, H&eacute;di Kaddour &ndash; </i>Treason<i>, Mohamed Mansi Qandil &ndash; </i>Moon over Samarqand<i> and Hayan Charara&rsquo;s Arab American poetry anthology, </i>Inclined to Speak</p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="98GHTXVVKCTHU" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 39 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 39 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 pub_20100927145817.jpg thumb_20100927145817.jpg [empty string] 39 39 0 0 1 76 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="98GHTXVVKCTHU" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 39 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 39!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Cover photo of dishes in a Sidi Bou Said market by Samuel Shimon</p><p><b>EDITORIAL</b> </p><p><a href="/contributors/504/adonis/" title="Opens Adonis contributor page" target="_blank">Adonis</a> &ndash; Poems from &ldquo;Printer of the Planets&rsquo; Books&rdquo;, translated by <a href="/contributors/87/khaled_mattawa/" title="Link to Khalid Mattawa" target="_blank">Khaled Mattawa</a></p><p><a href="/contributors/220/fadhil_al-azzawi/" title="Opens al-Azzawi contributor page" target="_blank">Fadhil al-Azzawi</a> &ndash; From the novel <i>The Traveller</i> and the <i>Innkeeper</i>, translated by <a href="/contributors/516/william_m_hutchins/" title="Link to William M. Hutchins" target="_blank">William M. Hutchins</a></p><p><a href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=181" title="Opens Rafik Schami biography" target="_blank">Rafik Schami</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>The Calligrapher&rsquo;s Secret</i>, translated by <a href="/contributors/529/anthea_bell/" title="Opens Anthea Bell" target="_blank">Anthea Bell</a></p><p><a href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=725" title="Omar Sabbagh Biography" target="_blank">Omar Sabbagh</a> &ndash; Poems</p><p><a href="/contributors/627/mekkawi_said/" title="Said Makkawi Biography" target="_blank">Mekkawi Said</a> &ndash; <i>My Father&rsquo;s White Shawl</i>, a short story, translated by Leri Price</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>MODERN TUNISIAN LITERATURE</b> </p><p><a href="/contributors/198/hassouna_mosbahi/" title="Hassouna Mosbahi Biography" target="_blank">Hassouna Mosbahi</a> &ndash; <i>Outstanding Figures in 20th Century Tunisian Culture</i> </p><p>Abu al-Qassim al-Shabi 1909&ndash;1934 &ndash; Portrait</p><p>The Taht Essour Literary Group </p><p><a href="/contributors/184/habib_selmi/" title="Biography" target="_blank">Habib Selmi</a>, Excerpt from the novel <i>The Women&rsquo;s Orchards</i>, translated by <a href="/contributors/668/maia_tabet/" title="Biography">Maia Tabet</a></p><p><a href="/contributors/496/amel_moussa/" title="Biography" target="_blank">Amel Moussa</a> &ndash; Poems, translated by <a href="/contributors/517/khaled_al-masri/" title="Biography" target="_blank">Khaled al-Masri</a></p><p><a href="/contributors/291/rachida_al-charni/" title="Biography" target="_blank">Rachida el-Charni</a> &ndash; <i>The Way to Poppy Street</i>, a short story, translated by <a href="/contributors/515/piers_amodia/" title="Biography" target="_blank">Piers Amodia</a></p><p><a href="/contributors/730/moncef_ouahibi/" title="Biography" target="_blank">Moncef Ouahibi</a> &ndash; Poems, translated by <a href="/contributors/54/sinan_antoon/" title="Biography">Sinan Antoon</a> </p><p><a href="/contributors/729/walid_soliman/" title="Biography" target="_blank">Walid Soliman</a> &ndash; <i>Einstein&rsquo;s Last Hour</i>, a short story translated by Jayson Casper</p><p>Samir Ayadi 1947&ndash;2008 &ndash; Portrait</p><p><a href="/contributors/731/noura__bensaad/" title="Biography" target="_blank">Noura Bensaad</a> &ndash; A chapter from the novel <i>When Birds Dream</i>, translated by <a href="/contributors/564/lulu_norman/" title="Link to Lulu Norman" target="_blank">Lulu Norman</a></p><p><a href="/contributors/732/mansour_mhenni/" title="Link to Mansour M'henni biog" target="_blank">Mansour M&rsquo;henni</a> &ndash; Selected Poems, translated by <a href="/contributors/733/keith__bosley/" title="Link to Keith Bosley">Keith Bosley</a></p><p><a href="/contributors/198/hassouna_mosbahi/" title="Link to Hassouna Mosbahi" target="_blank">Hassouna Mosbahi</a> &ndash; <i>The Ashes of Life</i>, an excerpt from the novel, translated by <a href="/contributors/727/leri_price/" title="Link to Leri Price" target="_blank">Leri Price</a></p><p>Ezzedine Madani &ndash; Portrait</p><p><a href="/contributors/495/amina_said/" title="Link to Amina Said" target="_blank">Amina Sa&iuml;d</a> &ndash; Two Poems, translated by <a href="/contributors/590/marilyn_hacker/" title="Link to Marilyn Hacker" target="_blank">Marilyn Hacker</a></p><p><a href="/contributors/428/mohammed_ghozzi/" title="Link to Mohammed Ghozzi" target="_blank">Mohamed Ghozzi</a> &ndash; Selected Poems, translated by <a href="/contributors/86/issa_j_boullata/" title="Link to Issa Boullata" target="_blank">Issa J Boullata</a></p><p><a href="/contributors/734/faouzia_aloui/" title="Link to Faouzia Aloui" target="_blank">Faouzia Aloui</a> &ndash; <i>A Living Corpse</i>, a short story translated by <a href="/contributors/547/ghenwa_hayek/" title="Link to Ghenwa Hayek" target="_blank">Ghenwa Hayek</a></p><p>Salah Eddine Boujah &ndash; Portrait</p><p><a href="/contributors/735/saleh_al-dames/" title="Link to Saleh al-Dames" target="_blank">Saleh al-Dames</a> &ndash; <i>The Blacktop Bar</i>, a short story translated by Ghenwa Hayek</p><p><a href="/contributors/736/ines_abassi/" title="Link to Ines Abassi" target="_blank">Ines Abassi</a> &ndash; Three Poems, translated by <a href="/contributors/655/allison__blecker/" title="Link to Allison Blecker">Allison Blecker</a></p><p><a href="/contributors/285/taher_bekri/" title="Link to Taher Bekri" target="_blank">Tahar Bekri</a> &ndash; A Sequence-in-Progress, translated by Marilyn Hacker</p><p><a href="/contributors/737/nouredine__betayeb/" title="Link top Nouredine Betayeb" target="_blank">Nouredine Betayeb</a> &ndash; Four Poems, translated by <a href="/contributors/696/john_peate/" title="Link to John Peate" target="_blank">John Peate</a></p><p><a href="/contributors/738/miled__faiza/" title="Link to Miled Faiza" target="_blank">Miled Faiza</a> &ndash; Two Poems, translated by <a href="/contributors/740/karen_mcneil/" title="Link to Karen McNeil" target="_blank">Karen McNeil</a> and Tristan Cranfield</p><p><a href="/contributors/739/adam_fethi/" title="Link to Adam Fet'hi" target="_blank">Adam Fet&rsquo;hi</a> &ndash; Selected Poems, translated by <a href="/contributors/372/camilo_gomez-rivas/" title="Link to Prof Camilo Gomez-Rivas" target="_blank">Camilo Gomez-Rivas</a></p><p><a href="/contributors/741/kamel_riahi/" title="Link to Kamel Riahi" target="_blank">Kamel Riahi</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>The Gorilla &ndash; Last of the Leader&rsquo;s Children</i>, translated by <a href="/contributors/594/peter_clark/" title="Link to Peter Clark" target="_blank">Peter Clark</a></p><p><a href="/contributors/742/brahim__dargouthi/" title="Link to Brahim Dargouthi" target="_blank">Brahim Dargouthi</a> &ndash; <i>The Story of the Fisherman Who Continues to Search</i>, translated by Issa J. Boullata</p><p><a href="/contributors/744/moncef__mezghanni/" title="Link to Moncef Mezghanni" target="_blank">Moncef Mezghanni</a> &ndash; Poems translated by Sinan Antoon</p><p><a href="/contributors/745/mohamed_ali_yousfi/" title="Link to Mohamed Ali Yousfi" target="_blank">Mohamed Ali Yousfi</a> &ndash; <i>Thresholds of Paradise</i>, excerpts from the novel, translated by <a href="/contributors/530/thomas_aplin/" title="Link to Thomas Aplin" target="_blank">Thomas Aplin</a></p><p><a href="/contributors/427/hassan_ben_othman/" title="Link to Hassan Ben Othman" target="_blank">Hassan Ben Othman</a> &ndash; <i>The Berlin Wall</i>, a short story translated by <a href="/contributors/280/ali_azeriah/" title="Link to Ali Azeriah">Ali Azeriah</a></p><p><a href="/contributors/746/saghir_oulad_ahmed/" title="Link to Saghir Oulad Ahmed" target="_blank">Saghir Oulad Ahmed</a> &ndash; A poem "The Will", translated by Tristan Cranfield</p><p><a href="/contributors/747/fawzia_zouari/" title="Link to Fawzia Zouari" target="_parent">Fawzia Zouari </a>&ndash; Essay: <i>Time&rsquo;s running out for Scheherazade</i>, translated by <a href="/contributors/748/judith_landry/" title="Link to Judith Landry" target="_blank">Judith Landry</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b></p><p>Lulu Norman<i> The Jokers </i>by Albert Cossery</p><p><a href="/contributors/630/olivia_snaije/" title="Link to Olivia Snaije" target="_blank">Olivia Snaije</a> <i>The Scents of Marie-Claire </i>by Habib Selmi</p><p><a href="/contributors/724/norbert_hirschhorn/" title="Link to Norbert Hirschhorn" target="_blank">Norbert Hirschhorn</a> <i>Inclined to Speak</i> by Hayan Charara</p><p><a href="/contributors/749/andre_naffis-sahely/" title="Link to Andre Naffis-Sahely">Andr&eacute; Naffis-Sahely</a> <i>Journal of an Ordinary Grief </i>by Mahmoud Darwish</p><p><a href="/contributors/631/zuzana_kratka/" title="Link to Zuzana Kratka" target="_blank">Zuzana Kratka</a> <i>The American Granddaughter</i> by Inaam Kachachi</p><p><a href="/contributors/360/stephen_watts/" title="Link to Steven Watts" target="_blank">Stephen Watts</a> <i>Treason</i> by H&eacute;di Kaddour</p><p><a href="/contributors/528/susannah_tarbush/" title="Link to Susannah Tarbush" target="_blank">Susannah Tarbush</a> <i>Moon over Samarqand</i> by Mohamed Mansi Qandil </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>TRIBUTES</b></p><p>Taher Wattar &ndash; 1936&ndash;2010</p><p>Farouk Abdel-Kader &ndash; 1938&ndash;2010</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>BOOKS IN BRIEF</b></p><p>Fiction and Non-Fiction</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>EVENTS</b></p><p>Emirati poets at UK Festivals, Ledbury and London </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><i>The translators in Banipal 39 are:</i></p><p>Piers Amodia, Sinan Antoon, Thomas Aplin, Ali Azeriah, Allison Blecker, Keith Bosley, Issa J Boullata, Jayson Casper, Peter Clark, Tristan Cranfield, Marilyn Hacker, Ghenwa Hayek, William M Hutchins, Judith Landry, Khaled al-Masri, Karen McNeil, Lulu Norman, John Peate, Leri Price, Camilo Gomez-Rivas, Maia Tabet</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><i>The writers and book reviewers are:</i></p><p>Bernard Goyder, Norbert Hirschhorn, Zuzana Kratka, Andr&eacute; Naffis-Sahely, Lulu Norman, Olivia Snaije, Susannah Tarbush and Stephen Watts</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Modern Tunisian Literature
13 [empty string] <p><b><a name="#b38"></a>Banipal 38</b> presents over 150 pages of works by North American authors of Arab origin &ndash; voices for the 21st century, putting their stamp on multi-heritage, embracing head-on apparent cultural conundrums, voices both irreverent and responsible, deconstructing and satirising the ironies of prejudice.&nbsp; </p> <p><b>Banipal 38 </b>also celebrates the flourishing modernist poetry movement in the United Arab Emirates, with works by four of the most important voices on the UAE poetry scene, Ahmed Rashid Thani, Nujoom Al-Ghanem, Khalid Albudoor and Khulood Al Mu&rsquo;alla, the latter three visiting the UK in July for the first-ever Emirati poetry readings at the Ledbury Poetry Festival and at the London Literature Festival.</p> <p><span class="redText"><b><i>PLUS</i></b></span><i><span class="redText"> </span>two of the most talented young Arab authors today:</i></p> <p>&bull; Youssef Rakha from Cairo takes readers on a trip to the Rafah border with Gaza</p> <p>&bull; Hassan Abdulrazzak, author of the successful play <i>Baghdad Wedding</i>, with a hilariously intriguing monologue about the Israeli Wall. </p> <p><span class="redText"><i><b>PLUS</b></i></span> 27 pages of book reviews and a six-page photo-report of the recent RAWI conference<br /><br /><a href="/back_issues/75/issue_38/" title="Go to Banipal 38 Arab American Authors list of contents" target="_blank">Read more . . .</a></p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="HYYK68QEU92P8" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 38 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 38 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; 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The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p>Arab American Authors<br /><br /><a target="_parent" title="link to Banipal 38 purchasing page" href="/back_issues/#b38"><b>&nbsp;</b></a></p> <p>Front cover photo of Brooklyn Bridge, New York, by Samuel Shimon</p> <p><span class="titleRed"><i>C O N T E N T S</i></span></p><p><b>FOUR EMIRATI POETS</b></p> <p><a href="/contributors/414/nujoom_al-ghanem_%28nujum_al-ghanim%29/" title="link to contributor page of Nujoom al-Ghanem">Nujoom al-Ghanem </a>&ndash; Five Poems, translated by Khaled al-Masri and Allison Blecker</p> <p><a href="/contributors/808/ahmed-rashid-thani/" title="Link to Ahmed Rashid Thani's page on Banipal website">Ahmed Rashid Thani&nbsp;</a> &ndash; Five Poems, translated by Sinan Antoon</p> <p><a href="/contributors/717/khulood_al-mualla/" title="link to contributor page of Khulood al-Mu'alla">Khulood al-Mu&rsquo;alla</a> &ndash; Seven Poems, translated by Rasheeda Plenty and the author </p> <p><a href="/contributors/720/khalid--albudoor/" title="Link to Khalid Albudoor's page on Banipal website">Khalid Albudoor</a> &ndash; Four Poems, translated by John Peate</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>TRAVELLING TALE</b></p> <p>Youssef Rakha &ndash; Automotive Monologues</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>ARAB AMERICAN AUTHORS</b> </p> <p><a href="/contributors/702/philip_metres/" title="Link to Philip Metres's contributor page" target="_blank">Philip Metres</a> &ndash; A Poem "Home / Front" </p> <p><a href="/contributors/701/gregory_orfalea/" title="Link to Gregory Orfalea's contributor page" target="_blank">Gregory Orfalea</a> &ndash; Prologue of the forthcoming novel<i> The Fiends </i></p> <p><a href="/contributors/375/mohja_kahf/" title="Link to Mohja Kahf's contributor page" target="_blank">Mohja Kahf</a> &ndash; A Poem Brenda Unbound </p> <p><a href="/contributors/704/patricia_sarrafian_ward/" title="Link to Patricia Sarrafian Ward's contributor's page" target="_blank">Patricia Sarrafian Ward</a> &ndash; An excerpt from a novel-in-progress <i>dead boys </i></p> <p><a href="/contributors/241/fady_joudah/" title="Link to Fady Joudah's Banipal page">Fady Joudah</a> &ndash; Three Poems</p> <p><a href="/contributors/705/elmaz__abinader/" title="Link to Elmaz Abinader's contributor's page">Elmaz Abinader</a> &ndash; An excerpt from a forthcoming memoir <i>The Water Cycle</i></p> <p><a href="/contributors/417/nathalie_handal/" title="Link to Nathalie Handal's contributor's page">Nathalie Handal</a> &ndash; A poem "Song Posts"</p> <p>Sinan Antoon &ndash; Four poems, translated by the author</p> <p>Assef al-Jundi &ndash; Two poems</p> <p>Deborah al-Najjar &ndash; Flash Fiction <i>No News</i></p> <p>Kadhim al-Hallaq &ndash; An excerpt from a forthcoming novel, <i>My One-Eyed Father and his Six Wives,</i> translated by Ghenwa Hayek</p> <p><a href="/contributors/242/lisa_suhair_majaj/" title="link to Lisa Suhair Majaj's contributor page">Lisa Suhair Majaj</a> &ndash; Five poems</p> <p>Lawrence Joseph &ndash; A poem "Parentheses"</p> <p>Dunya Mikhail &ndash; Three poems, translated by the poet with thanks to John Peate</p> <p><a href="/contributors/710/pauline__kaldas/" title="link to contributor page of Pauline Kaldas">Pauline Kaldas</a> &ndash; A short story <i>A Conversation</i> </p> <p>Deema Shehabi &ndash; Three poems</p> <p>Lara Hamza &ndash; Three poems</p> <p>Jackleen Salam &ndash; A Poem "A Biography of Exile", translated by the author and Frazer Sutherland</p> <p>Susan Muaddi Darraj &ndash;&nbsp; An excerpt from the novel <i>The Well</i></p> <p>Laila Halaby &ndash; An excerpt from the forthcoming novel Woman, <i>Be My Country</i></p> <p><a href="/contributors/716/evelyn__shakir/" title="In memory of Evelyn Shakir">Evelyn Shakir</a> &ndash; An excerpt from a forthcoming memoir <i>At Home and Away</i></p> <p>Salah Awad &ndash; A Poem, "The Face", translated by John Peate</p> <p>Iman Mersal &ndash; Five Poems, translated by Youssef Rakha</p> <p><a href="/contributors/721/hayan_charara/" title="link to contributor's page of Hayan Charara">Hayan Charara </a>&ndash; Three Poems</p> <p>Etel Adnan &ndash; An excerpt from a prose text <i>Fog</i></p> <p>Sargon Boulus &ndash; Three Poems, translated by Sinan Antoon</p> <p><a href="/contributors/722/naomi_shihab_nye/" title="link to Naomi Shihab Nye's contributor page">Naomi Shihab Nye</a> &ndash; Two Poems</p> <p><a href="/contributors/87/khaled_mattawa/" title="link to Khaled Mattawa's Banipal page">Khaled Mattawa</a> &ndash; Three Poems</p> <p>D H Melhem &ndash; An excerpt from a memoir-in-progress <i>Lights in a Doorway<br /></i></p> <p><b>THEATRE SCRIPT</b></p> <p><a href="/contributors/713/hassan__abdulrazzak/" title="Link to Hassan Abdulrazzak's Banipal page">Hassan Abdulrazzak</a> &ndash; A monologue <i>Love in the Time of Barriers</i></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b></p> <p>James Dalglish <i>Last of the Angels </i>and <i>Cell Block Five</i> by Fadhil al-Azzawi</p> <p>Mohja Kahf <i>Flawed Landscape </i>by Sharif Elmusa&nbsp; and <i>Geographies of Light</i> by Lisa Suhair Majaj</p> <p>Stephen Watts <i>Toqueville </i>by Khaled Mattawa </p> <p>and <i>For Love and Horses</i> by Nathalie Handal</p> <p>Susannah Tarbush <i>Cairo Swan Song</i> by Mekkawi Said</p> <p>Olivia Snaije <i>Beirut39 New Writing from the Arab World,</i> edited by Samuel Shimon</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>BOOKS IN BRIEF</b> <br />Fiction, Poetry, Memoir &amp; Biography, Literary Criticism, Journal, Film, Dance </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>EVENTS</b></p> <p>ANN ARBOR: Radius of American Writers Conference&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For all translators, article writers, book reviewers and interviewers in Banipal 38, and for more information about all other contributors, please go to:</p> <p><a href="/contributors/" title="Link to Contributors' section of Banipal website" target="_blank"><b>www.banipal.co.uk/contributors/</b></a></p> <p><i>The translators in Banipal 38 are:</i></p> <p>Sinan Antoon, Allison Blecker, Ghenwa Hayek, Khaled Al-Masri, Rasheeda Plenty, John Peate, Frazer Sutherland</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><i>The writers and book reviewers are:</i></p> <p>James Dalglish, Eloise Dicker, Bernard Goyder, Olivia Snaije, Susannah Tarbush, Lulu Norman</p> Arab American Authors
14 [empty string] <p>IRAQI AUTHORS: Banipal&rsquo;s first issue of 2010 celebrates authors from Iraq with over half its 224 pages devoted to fiction and poetry by writers from different generations, some spread across the world, but many writing from within the country. We celebrate, in particular, a new generation who are free to write the story of Iraq we&rsquo;ve been waiting to hear, however hard.&nbsp; Banipal is indebted to all the translators and copy-editors who made the issue possible.</p> <p>&bull; Nazum al-Obeidi &bull; Nassif Falak &bull; Hussain al-Mozany &bull; Lutfiya al-Dulaimi &bull; Luay Hamza Abbas &bull; Diya al-Jubaily &bull; literary pioneer, the late Mahdi Issa al-Saqr &bull; PLUS works by eleven poets . . .</p> <p>PLUS&nbsp; &bull; the powerful fiction of Yemeni author Ali Mohammed Zayd, Egyptian novelists Mohamed al-Bisatie and Ezzat el-Kamhawi &bull; also Flemish author Rachida Lamrabet Epic &bull; and an epic poem by Algerian poet Habib Tengour</p> <p><a href="/back_issues/74/issue_37/" title="Goes to Banipal 37 &ndash; Iraqi Authors page" target="_blank">Read more . . . </a></p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="HZ23RA7HERAZ6" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 37 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 37 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; 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The safer, easier way to pay online." type="image" border="0" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>IRAQI AUTHORS</b></p><p><i>Front cover photo of two parakeets in a Baghdad market by Hussain al-Mozany<br /><br /><img style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" alt="Al-Mutanabbi Street, Baghdad, 2010" src="/resources/images/w-mutanabbistreet.jpg" height="150" width="200" /> Al-Mutanabbi Street, 2010<br /></i></p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Hussain al-Mozany biography" href="/contributors/57/hussain_al-mozany/">Hussain al-Mozany</a> &ndash; <i>The Last Trip to Baghdad</i>, translated by Ghenwa Hayek</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Lutfiya al-Dulaimi biography" href="/contributors/131/lutfiya_al-dulaimi/">Lutfiya al-Dulaimi</a> &ndash; two episodes from the novel <i>The Book of the Girls</i>, translated by John Peate</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Luay Hamza Abbas biography" href="/contributors/325/luay_hamza_abbas/">Luay Hamza Abbas</a> &ndash; Two short stories, <i>The Pictures and Ali the Red,</i> translated by Maia Thabet</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Ahmad Saadawi biography" href="/contributors/693/ahmad_saadawi/">Ahmad Saadawi</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>He is Dreaming or Playing or Dying,</i> translated by Issa J Boullata </p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Nazum al-Obeidi biography" href="/contributors/690/nazum_al-obeidi/">Nazum al-Obeidi</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>A Woman&rsquo;s Ghost in the Neighbourhood</i>, translated by Ghenwa Hayek</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Enas al-Badran biography" href="/contributors/678/enas_al-badran/">Enas al-Badran</a> &ndash; A short story <i>Nausea,</i> translated by William M Hutchins</p><p>Diya al-Jubaily &ndash; A short story <i>A Deadly Joke</i>, translated by Ghenwa Hayek</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Nassif Falak biography" href="/contributors/680/nassif_falak/">Nassif Falak</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>The Worm</i>, translated by Suneela Mubayi</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Linkt to Shakir Nouri biography" href="/contributors/688/shakir_nouri/">Shakir Nouri</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>The Whim of the Dead,</i> translated by Ali Azeriah</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Mahdi Issa al-Saqr biography" href="/contributors/180/mahdi_issa_al-saqr/">Mahdi Issa al-Saqr</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>East Winds, West Winds</i>, translated by Paul Starkey</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Bassim al-Ansar biography" href="/contributors/676/bassim_al-ansar/">Bassim al-Ansar</a> &ndash; From the epic poem <i>Damn!</i>, translated by Ali Issa</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Dahlia Riyadh biography" href="/contributors/253/dalia_riadh/">Dahlia Riyadh</a> &ndash; Four poems, translated by Khaled Al Masri</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Mohammad Mazloom biography" href="/contributors/689/mohammad_mazloom/">Mohammad Mazloom</a> &ndash; Two poems, translated by Sinan Antoon</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Najat Abdullah biography" href="/contributors/677/najat_abdullah/">Najat Abdullah</a> &ndash; A poem, translated by Tristan Cranfield</p><p>Rahman al-Najjar &ndash; A poem, translated by Sinan Antoon</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Rahman al-Najjar biography" href="/contributors/683/salah_hithani/">Salah Hithani</a> &ndash; From the poem &ldquo;The Water of Your Absence&rdquo;, translated by Alison Blecker</p><p>Hussain Ali Younis &ndash; Four poems, translated by Tristan Cranfield</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Nadia al-Khudari biography" href="/contributors/686/nadia_al-khudari/">Nadia al-Khudari</a> &ndash; Two poems, translated by Tristan Cranfield</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Ahmed Abdel Hussain" href="/contributors/675/ahmed__abdel_hussain/">Ahmed Abdel Hussain</a> &ndash; A poem, &ldquo;Al-Andulus Square&rdquo; translated by Khalida Hamid and Tristan Cranfield</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Basim Furat biography" href="/contributors/681/basim_furat/">Basim Furat</a> &ndash; Two poems, translated by Abdul Monem Nasser and Mark Pirie</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Khalid al-Maaly biography" href="/contributors/88/khalid_al-maaly/">Khalid al-Maaly</a> &ndash; Nine poems, translated by Sinan Antoon</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Mohamed el-Bisatie biography" href="/contributors/121/mohamed_el-bisatie/">Mohamed el-Bisatie</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel Drumbeat, translated by Peter Daniel</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Habib Tengour biography" href="/contributors/273/habib_tengour/">Habib Tengour</a> &ndash; From the epic poem <i>This Particiular Tartar,</i> translated from the French by Marilyn Hacker</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Ezzat el-Kamhawi biography" href="/contributors/685/ezzat_el-kamhawi/">Ezzat el-Kamhawi</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel<i> City of Pleasure,</i> translated by William M Hutchins</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Greet Ramael biography" href="/contributors/691/greet_ramael/">Greet Ramael </a>&ndash; <i>Flemish Writers with Arab Roots,</i> translated from the Dutch by Laura Watkinson</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Rachida Lamrabet biography" href="/contributors/619/rachida_lamrabet/">Rachida Lamrabet</a> &ndash; A short story <i>Ammetis, the Sleeper,</i> translated from the Dutch by Ina Rilke</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>LITERATURE FROM YEMEN</b> continued . . .</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Ali Mohammed Zayd biography" href="/contributors/695/ali_mohammed_zayd/">Ali Mohammed Zayd</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>Coffee Blossom</i>, translated by Thomas Aplin</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b></p><p>Olivia Snaije <i>Une M&eacute;lancolie Arabe </i>by Abdullah Ta&iuml;a</p><p>Zuzana Kratka <i>Just Like Tomorrow and Dreams from the Endz</i> by Fa&iuml;za Gu&egrave;ne</p><p>Susannah Tarbush <i>Thirsty River </i>by <a target="_blank" title="Link to Rodaan Al Galidi biography" href="/contributors/617/rodaan_al-galidi/">Rodaan Al-Galidi<br /></a></p><p><b>BOOKS IN BRIEF</b> &ndash; Fiction, Poetry, Memoir &amp; Biography, Travel, Visual Arts, Remembering Sabra and Shatila . . . Gaza . . . </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>EVENTS</b></p><p><b>London</b>: <a target="_blank" title="Link to the Saif Ghobash-Banipal Prize " href="http://www.banipaltrust.org.uk/prize/award2009.cfm">The Saif Ghobash&ndash;Banipal Prize</a> for Arabic Literary Translation</p><p><b>Dubai</b>: Emirates Airline International Literature Festival</p><p><b>Abu Dhabi</b>: International Book Fair</p><p><b>Abu Dhab</b>i: <a title="Link to information on the International Prize for Arabic Fiction" href="/news/index.cfm?newsid=24">International Prize for Arabic Fiction</a></p><p><b>Cairo</b>: First National Translation Centre Conference</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>For all translators, article writers, book reviewers and interviewers in <b>Banipal 37</b>, and for more information about all other contributors, please go to:</p><p><a target="_blank" href="/www.banipal.co.uk/contributors/">www.banipal.co.uk/contributors/</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The translators in <b>Banipal 37</b> are:</p><p>Sinan Antoon, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Thomas Aplin biography" href="/contributors/530/thomas_aplin/">Thomas Aplin</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Ali Azeriah biography" href="/contributors/280/ali_azeriah/">Ali Azeriah</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Alison Blecker biography" href="/contributors/655/allison__blecker/">Alison Blecker</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Issa J Boullata" href="/contributors/86/issa_j_boullata/">Issa J Boullata</a>, Tristan Cranfield, Peter Daniel, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Marilyn Hacker biography" href="/contributors/590/marilyn_hacker/">Marilyn Hacker</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Khalida Hamid biography" href="/contributors/682/khalida_hamid/">Khalida Hamid</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Ghenwa Hayek biography" href="/contributors/547/ghenwa_hayek/">Ghenwa Hayek</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to William M Hutchins biography" href="/contributors/516/william_m_hutchins/">William M Hutchins</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Ali Issa biography" href="/contributors/636/ali_issa/">Ali Issa</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Khaled al-Masri biography" href="/contributors/517/khaled_al-masri/">Khaled Al-Masri</a>, Suneela Mubayi, Abdul Monem Nasser, John Peate, Mark Pirie, Ina Rilke, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Paul Starky biography" href="/contributors/523/paul_starkey/">Paul Starkey</a>, Maia Tabet, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Laura Witkinson biography" href="/contributors/640/laura_watkinson/">Laura Watkinson</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The writers and book reviewers are:</p><p><a target="_blank" title="Link to Greet Ramael biography" href="/contributors/691/greet_ramael/">Greet Ramael</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Zuzana Kratka biography" href="/contributors/631/zuzana_kratka/">Zuzana Kratka</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Olivia Snaije biography" href="/contributors/630/olivia_snaije/">Olivia Snaije</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Susannah Tarbush biography" href="/contributors/528/susannah_tarbush/">Susannah Tarbush</a>, Pippa Woodhead, Eloise Dicker, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Lulu Norman biography" href="/contributors/564/lulu_norman/">Lulu Norman</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Samuel Shimon biography" href="/contributors/62/samuel_shimon/">Samuel Shimon</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> IRAQI AUTHORS
15 [empty string] <p><b>Banipal 36 &ndash; Literature in Yemen today</b> presents a rich selection of novel excerpts, short stories and poetry from 17 of today&rsquo;s Yemeni authors, most of whose work has never before been translated into English. <br /> <br /> Many are well-known in Yemen and the Arab world, and some are now regularly invited to European festivals; they include: Huda Ablan, who is currently the secretary-general of the Union of Yemeni writers, the controversial Ali al-Muqri, whose first novel<i> Taste Black . . . Smell Black</i> (excerpted) was published in 2008 to high acclaim, Wajdi al-Ahdal, the winner of numerous Yemeni literary prizes, also, the poet and literary critic Abdel Aziz al-Maqalih, whose modernist voice and pioneering efforts have made the cultural movements in Yemen what they are today.<br /><br /> Also included in the issue are Nadia Alkowkobani, Shawqi Shafiq, Bassam Shamseldin, Habib Abdulrab Sarori, Samir Albufattah, Yasser Abdel Baqi, Ahmad Zein, Fathi Abul Nasr, Mohammad al-Shaibani, Mohammad al-Qaood, Sawsan al-Areeqi and Nabila al-Zubair.</p><p><i>PLUS more . . . </i></p><p><a href="/back_issues/73/issue_36/" title="Link to contents list of Banipal 36">Read more . . .</a></p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="SWALSRBZ4U43S" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 36 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 36 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 pub_20091006143600.jpg thumb_20091006143600.jpg [empty string] 36 0 0 0 1 73 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="SWALSRBZ4U43S" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 36 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 36!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p>&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal"><b>Beirut39</b> &ndash; Selecting the 39 top young Arab writers</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Editorial &ndash; by <a href="/contributors/345/youssef_bazzi/" title="Link to Youssef Bazzi">Youssef Bazzi</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/186/alawiyya_sobh/" title="Link to Alawiyya Sobh" target="_blank">Alawiyya Sobh</a> &ndash; Excerpted from the novel <i>It&rsquo;s Called Love</i>, translated by Maia Tabet</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/646/yahya_taher__abdullah/" title="Link to Yahya Taher Abdullah">Yahya Taher Abdullah</a> &ndash; Five short stories, translated by Elliott Colla </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><st1:state><st1:place>Berlin</st1:place></st1:state> International Literature Festival &ndash; Focus on the Arab World</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span class="titleRed">LITERATURE IN <st1:country-region><st1:place>YEMEN</st1:place></st1:country-region></span><span class="titleRed"> TODAY</span></b> </p> <p class="MsoNormal">with landscape and city photos by Paola Crociani</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/666/bassam_shamseldin/" title="Link to Bassam Shamseldin">Bassam Shamseldin</a> &ndash; A short story <i>A Fight to the Finish</i>, translated by Michael Scott </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/658/laila_elhan/" title="Link to Laila Elhan">Laila Elhan</a> &ndash; Three poems, translated by Rasheeda Plenty</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/649/habib_abdulrab__sarori/" title="Link to Habib Sarori">Habib Abdulrab Sarori</a> &ndash; Excerpts from the novel <i>The Bird of Destruction</i>, translated by William M Hutchins </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/664/shawqi_shafiq/" title="Link to Shawqi Shafiq">Shawqi Shafiq</a> &ndash; Seven poems, translated by Sinan Antoon</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/660/ali__al-muqri/" title="Link to Ali Al-Muqri">Ali Al-Muqri</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>Taste Black . . . Smell Black</i>, translated by Tony Calderbank </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/650/fathi__abul_nasr/" title="Link to Fathi Abul Nasr">Fathi Abul Nasr</a> &ndash; Seven poems, translated by Akram Rhomdan</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/670/ahmad_zein/" title="Link to Ahmed Zein">Ahmad Zein</a> &ndash; Excerpts from the novel <i>American Coffee</i>, translated by Michael Scott</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/652/nadia__alkawkabani/" title="Link to Nadia Alkawkabani">Nadia Alkowkabani</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel It&rsquo;s Just Love, translated by Kat Stapley</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/647/yasir_abdel__baqi/" title="Link to Yasir Abdel Baqi">Yasir Abdel Baqi</a> &ndash; A short story <i>The Black Cat</i>, translated by Ali Azeriah </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/645/abdel_aziz_al-maqalih/" title="Link to Abdel Aziz Al-Maqalih">Abdel Aziz al-Maqalih</a> &ndash; <i>Summer Sonnets and other poems</i>, translated by Issa J Boullata</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/665/mohammad_al-shaibani/" title="Link to Mohammad al-Shaibani">Mohammad al-Shaibani</a> &ndash; Three poems, translated by Fadhil al-Azzawi</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/662/mohammad_al-qaood/" title="Link to Mohammad al-Qaood">Mohammad al-Qaood</a> &ndash; Eight poems, translated by Allison Blecker</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/653/sawsan__al-areeqi/" title="Link to Sawsan al-Areeqi">Sawsan al-Areeqi</a> &ndash; Five poems, translated by Suneela Mubayi </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/671/nabila_al-zubair/" title="Link to Nabila al-Zubair">Nabila al-Zubair</a> &ndash; Ten poems, translated by Khaled al-Masri</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/648/samir__abdulfattah/" title="Link to Samir Addulfattah">Samir Abdulfattah</a> &ndash; An excerpt from the novel <i>The Tale of Mr M</i>, translated by Ali Azeriah</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/108/huda_(hoda)_ablan/" title="Link to Huda Ablan">Huda Ablan</a> &ndash; Two poems, translated by Sinan Antoon</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/651/wajdi__al-ahdal/" title="Link to Wajdi al-Ahdal">Wajdi al-Ahdal</a> &ndash; A chapter from the novel <i>A Land without Jasmine</i>, translated by William M Hutchins </p> <p style="text-indent: 36pt;" class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal">BOOK REVIEWS</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/669/amir_tahiri/" title="Link to Amir Taheri">Amir Taheri</a> <i>Cockroach</i> by Rawi Hage</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/528/susannah_tarbush/" title="Link to Susannah Tarbush">Susannah Tarbush</a> <i>Sunset Oasis</i> and As <st1:city><st1:place>Doha</st1:place></st1:city> Said by Bahaa Taher</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/657/alfred_corn/" title="Link to Alfred Corn">Alfred Corn</a> <i>The </i><st1:city><st1:place><i>Baghdad</i></st1:place></st1:city><i> Blues</i> by Sinan Antoon</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">BOOKS IN BRIEF</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Fiction, Poetry and Travel</p> <p class="MsoNormal">TRIBUTE</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/contributors/388/anwar_al-ghoussani/" title="Link to Anwar al-Ghoussani">Anwar al-Ghassani</a> &ndash; 1937&ndash;2009 by <a href="/contributors/220/fadhil_al-azzawi/" title="Link to Fadhil al-Azzawi">Fadhil al-Azzawi</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal">EVENTS</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><st1:country-region><st1:place>Morocco</st1:place></st1:country-region>: Assilah Cultural Festival</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><st1:country-region><st1:place>UK</st1:place></st1:country-region>: Ledbury Poetry Festival and LRB Bookshop </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><st1:country-region><st1:place>Syria</st1:place></st1:country-region>: Al-Sendian Cultural Festival</p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal"><i>The translators in Banipal 36 are:</i> <a href="/contributors/54/sinan_antoon/" title="Link to Sinan Antoon">Sinan Antoon</a>, <a href="/contributors/220/fadhil_al-azzawi/" title="Link to Fadhil al-Azzawi">Fadhil al-Azzawi</a>, <a href="/contributors/280/ali_azeriah/" title="Link to Ali Azeriah">Ali Azeriah</a>, <a href="/contributors/655/allison__blecker/" title="Link to Allison Blecker">Allison Blecker</a>, <a href="/contributors/86/issa_j_boullata/" title="Link to Issa J Boullata">Issa J Boullata</a>, <a href="/contributors/595/anthony_calderbank/" title="Link to Anthony Calderbank">Anthony Calderbank</a>, <a href="/contributors/656/elliott_colla/" title="Link Elliott Colla">Elliott Colla</a>, <a href="/contributors/547/ghenwa_hayek/" title="Link to Ghenwa Hayek">Ghenwa Hayek</a>, <a href="/contributors/516/william_m_hutchins/" title="Link to William M Hutchins">William M Hutchins</a>, <a href="/contributors/517/khaled_al-masri/" title="Link to Khaled al-Masri">Khaled al-Masri,</a> <a href="/contributors/87/khaled_mattawa/" title="Link to Khaled Mattawa">Khaled Mattawa,</a> Suneela Mubayi, <a href="/contributors/661/rasheeda_plenty/" title="Link to Rasheeda Plenty">Rasheeda Plenty</a>, <a href="/contributors/663/michael_scott/" title="Link to Michael Scott">Micheal Scott</a>, <a href="/contributors/520/jenny_steel/" title="Link to Jenny Steel">Jenny Steel</a>, <a href="/contributors/668/maia_tabet/" title="Link to Maia Tabet">Maia Tabet.</a></p><p style="text-align: center;"><b>Banipal 36 &ndash; Literature in Yemen Today</b></p> <p style="text-align: center;">was produced in collaboration with <br />the Yemen Bookshop</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/resources/images/yemenbookshoplogo.jpg" alt="Yemen BookShop logo" title="Yemen BookShop logo" height="173" width="142" /></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p> Literature in Yemen Today
16 [empty string] <p><b>Writing in Dutch </b>presents ten talented authors who live in the Netherlands and Belgium and write in Dutch, and whose origins are in Morocco, Palestine and Iraq. All ten, explains our guest editor Victor Schiferli in his introduction, are making important contributions, their "new and energetic voices" having enriched and broken "the mould of Dutch literature, taking up themes that had never before been explored". The authors include Ramsey Nasr, the new Poet Laureate of The Netherlands.</p><p><span class="redText"><a title="Link to contents list of Banipal 35" href="/back_issues/72/issue_35/">Read more . . .</a></span></p><p class="NoSpacing" style="margin-left: 42.55pt; text-indent: -42.55pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="XRHYV26WB2QZN" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 35 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 35 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 pub_20090714110629.jpg thumb_20090714110629.jpg [empty string] 35 0 0 0 1 72 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="XRHYV26WB2QZN" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 35 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 35!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p><br /><img src="file:///S:/banipal%20website/%20B%20web%2035/B35web-%20FC.jpg" /><b>Editorial<br /></b><br /><a href="/contributors/627/mekkawi_said/" title="Link to Mekkawi Said" target="_blank">Makkawi Said</a> - excerpt from the forthcoming novel <i>Cairo Swan Song</i>, translated by <a target="_blank" title="link to Adam Talib" href="/contributors/641/adam_talib/">Adam Talib</a><br /><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Ibrahim Nasrallah's bio page" href="/contributors/173/ibrahim_nasrallah/">Ibrahim Nasrallah</a> - Selected Poems, translated by <a target="_blank" title="link to Issa J. Boullata" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=86">Issa J Boullata</a><br /><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Amina Said" href="/contributors/263/amina_said/">Amina Sa&iuml;d</a> - Selected Poems translated from the French by <a target="_blank" title="link to Marilyn Hacker" href="/contributors/590/marilyn_hacker/">Marilyn Hacker</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>THREE MOROCCAN POETS</b><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Hassan Najmi" href="/contributors/171/hassan_najmi/">Hassan Najmi</a> - Selected Poems, translated by <a target="_blank" title="link to Sinaan Antoon" href="/contributors/54/sinan_antoon/">Sinan Antoon</a><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Ouidad Benmoussa" href="/contributors/508/widad_benmoussa/">Ouidad Benmoussa</a> - Poems translated by <a target="_blank" title="link to Ali Issa" href="/contributors/636/ali_issa/">Ali Issa</a><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Siham Bouhlal" href="/contributors/308/siham_bouhlal/">Siham Bouhlal</a> - Poems translated from the French by <a target="_blank" title="link to Lulu Norman" href="/contributors/564/lulu_norman/">Lulu Norman</a></p><p><a href="/contributors/628/jokha_al-harthi/" title="Link to Jokha Al Harthi" target="_blank"><br /><br />Jokha al-Harthi</a> - two short stories, <i>Beloved </i>and <i>The Wedding</i> translated by <a target="_blank" title="link to Ibtihaj al-Harthi" href="/contributors/635/ibtihaj_al-harthi/">Ibtihaj Al-Harthi</a><br /><br /><a href="/contributors/626/thani_al-suwaidi/" title="Link to Thani al Suwaidi" target="_blank">Thani Al-Suwaidi</a> Excerpt from the novella <i>The Diesel</i>, translated by <a target="_blank" title="link to William M. Hutchins" href="/contributors/516/william_m_hutchins/">William M Hutchins </a><br /><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Ali Bader" href="/contributors/114/ali_bader/">Ali Bader</a>- Excerpt from the forthcoming novel <i>Papa Sartre</i> translated by <a target="_blank" title="link to Aida Bamia" href="/contributors/643/aida_bamia/">Aida Bamia</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>TRAVELLING TALE</b><br /><a href="/contributors/625/fouad_yazaji/" title="Link to Fouad Yazaiji" target="_blank">Fouad Yazaiji</a> - <i>Under a London Sky</i>, an excerpt from a travel memoir, translated by <a target="_blank" title="link to Ali Azeriah" href="/contributors/280/ali_azeriah/">Ali Azeriah</a><br /><br /><br /><b>WRITING IN DUTCH</b><br />Guest edited and introduced by <a href="/contributors/629/victor_schiferli/" title="Link to Victor Schiferli" target="_blank">Victor Schiferli</a><br /><br />Introduction - <i>Writing in a slipper and a clog<br /></i><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Abdelkader Benali" href="/contributors/613/abdelkader_benali/">Abdelkader Benali</a> - Excerpt from the novel, <i>De stem van mijn moeder [My Mother's Voice]</i>, translated by<a target="_blank" title="link to Laura Watkinson" href="/contributors/640/laura_watkinson/"> Laura Watkinson </a><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Rachida Lamrabet" href="/contributors/619/rachida_lamrabet/"><br />Rachida Lamrabet</a> - excerpt from the novel <i>Vrouwland [Woman Country]</i>, translated by Sherry Marx<br /><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Naima el Bezaz" href="/contributors/614/naima_el_bezaz/">Naima el Bezaz</a> - Excerpt from the novel <i>Het gelukssyndroom [The Happiness Syndrome]</i>, translated by Susan Ridder. <br /> <br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Rada Sukkar" href="/contributors/618/rada_sukkar/">Rada Sukkar </a>(Iraq) <i>De schatkamer van Babyloni&euml;. [The Treasure Room of Babylonia]</i>, translated by Laura Watkinson<br /><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Rachid Novaire" href="/contributors/623/rachid_novaire/">Rashid Novaire</a> - Excerpt from the novel <i>Afkomst [Roots]</i> translated by Laura Watkinson<br /><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Rodaan Al Galidi" href="/contributors/617/rodaan_al_galidi/">Rodaan Al-Galidi </a>- Excerpt from the forthcoming novel <i>Thirsty River</i>, translated by Luzette Strauss<br /><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Hafid Bouazza" href="/contributors/615/hafid_bouazza/">Hafid Bouazza</a> - Excerpt from the novella <i>Spotvogel [Mockingbird]</i>, translated by Abdellah Bouazza<br /><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Ramsey Nasr" href="/contributors/620/ramsey_nasr/">Ramsey Nasr</a> - Selected Poems, translated by David Colmer<br /><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Fouad Laroui" href="/contributors/622/fouad_laroui/">Fouad Laroui</a> - Selected poems from <i>Verbannen woorden [Banned Words]</i>, translated by <a target="_blank" title="link to Astrid van Baalen" href="/contributors/644/astrid_van_baalen/">Astrid van Baalen</a><br /><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Mustafa Stitou" href="/contributors/621/mustafa_stitou/">Mustafa Stitou</a> - Selected poems translated by <a target="_blank" title="link to David Colmer" href="/contributors/633/david_colmer/">David Colmer </a>and <a target="_blank" title="link to Willem Groenewegen" href="/contributors/634/william_groenewegen/">Willem Groenewegen</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>INTERVIEW</b><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Taher Ben Jelloun" href="/contributors/307/tahar_ben_jelloun/">Tahar Ben Jelloun</a> in conversation with <a target="_blank" title="link to Georgia de Chamberet" href="/contributors/642/georgia_de_chambaret/">Georgia de Chamberet</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Susannah Tarbush" href="/contributors/528/susannah_tarbush/">Susannah Tarbush</a> <i>Cairo Modern</i> by <a target="_blank" title="Link to Naguib Mahfouz's bio" href="/contributors/507/naguib_mahfouz/">Naguib Mahfouz</a><br /><br /><a href="/contributors/630/olivia_snaije/" title="Link to Olivia Snaije" target="_blank">Olivia Snaije</a> <i>Berytos </i>by <a target="_blank" title="Link to Rabee Jaber's bio" href="/contributors/156/rabee_jaber/">Rabee Jaber</a><br /><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Zuzana Kratka's page" href="/contributors/631/zuzana_kratka/">Zuzana Kratka</a> <i>In their Father's Country</i> by Anne-Marie Drosso<br /><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Tamara Yousry" href="/contributors/624/tamara_yousry/">Tamara Yousry</a> <i>A Map of Home</i> by Randa Jarrar<br /><br /><a href="/contributors/528/susannah_tarbush/" title="Link to Susanna Tarbush" target="_blank">Susannah Tarbush</a> <i>The Iraqi Cookbook</i> by Lamees Ibrahim</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>BOOK LAUNCH</b><br />BookHaus, London <a target="_blank" title="Link to Denys Johnson-Davies" href="/contributors/589/denys_johnson-davies/">Denys Johnson Davies</a> - Memories in Translation</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>BOOKS IN BRIEF</b><br />Fiction, Poetry, Memoir and Biography</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>TRIBUTE </b><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to James Kirkup" href="/contributors/467/james_kirkup/">James Kirkup</a> (1922-2009)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>The translators in <i>Banipal 35</i> are</b>:<br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Sinan Antoon" href="/contributors/54/sinan_antoon/">Sinan Antoon</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Ali Azeriah" href="/contributors/280/ali_azeriah/">Ali Azeriah</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Aida Bamia" href="/contributors/643/aida_bamia/">Aida Bamia</a>, <a target="_blank" title="link to Issa J. Boullata" href="/contributors/contributor.cfm?contributor_id=86">Issa J Boullata</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Amal Chatterjee's page" href="/contributors/632/amal_chatterjee/">Amal Chatterjee</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to David Colmer's page" href="/contributors/633/david_colmer/">David Colmer</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to William Groenewegen's page" href="/contributors/634/william_groenewegen/">William Groenewegen</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Marilyn Hacker's page" href="/contributors/590/marilyn_hacker/">Marilyn Hacker</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Ibtihaj al Harthi's page" href="/contributors/635/ibtihaj_al-harthi/">Ibtihaj al-Harthi</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to William Hutching's page" href="/contributors/516/william_m_hutchins/">William Maynard Hutchins</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Ali Issa's page" href="/contributors/636/ali_issa/">Ali Issa</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Sherry Marx's page" href="/contributors/637/sherry_marx/">Sherry Marx</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Susan Ridder's page" href="/contributors/638/susan_ridder/">Susan Ridder</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Luzette Strauss's page" href="/contributors/639/luzette_strauss/">Luzette Strauss</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Laura Watkinson's page" href="/contributors/640/laura_watkinson/">Laura Watkinson</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Lulu Norman's page" href="/contributors/564/lulu_norman/">Lulu Norman</a>,<a target="_blank" title="Link to Adam Talib's page" href="/contributors/641/adam_talib/"> Adam Talib</a></p><p><b>The writers, book reviewers and interviewers are:</b><br /><a target="_blank" title="Link to Georgia de Chamberet's page" href="/contributors/642/georgia_de_chambaret/">Georgia de Chamberet</a>, <a target="_blank" title="link to Zuzana Kratka" href="/contributors/631/zuzana_kratka/">Zuzana Kratka</a>, <a target="_blank" title="link to Victor Schiferli" href="/contributors/629/victor_schiferli/">Victor Schiferli</a>, <a target="_blank" title="link to Olivia Snaije" href="/contributors/630/olivia_snaije/">Olivia Snaije</a>, <a target="_blank" title="link to Susannah Tarbush" href="/contributors/528/susannah_tarbush/">Susannah Tarbush</a>, <a target="_blank" title="Link to Tamara Yousry" href="/contributors/624/tamara_yousry/">Tamara Yousry</a><br /><br /><br /><i>This issue was supported by the Dutch Foundation for Literature and the Flemish LIterature Fund</i></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Writing in Dutch
17 [empty string] <p>Cover: Photograph taken by <a href="/contributors/62/samuel_shimon/" title="Link to Samuel Shimon's bio" target="_blank">Samuel Shimon</a><br /><br />The theme of the first issue this year is <span style="color: #800000;"><b>The World of Arab Fiction</b></span>, presenting fiction from Egypt and Iraq, from Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Palestine and Syria, and from Saudi Arabia, in pages redesigned and resized in book format...<a href="/back_issues/68/issue_34/" title="Link to B34" target="_blank">(read more)</a> <i><br /></i></p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="ZV4ZF9W3GBSKJ" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 34 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 34 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 B34FC-Main.jpg B34FC-Thumb.jpg [empty string] 34 0 0 0 1 68 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="ZV4ZF9W3GBSKJ" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 34 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 34!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p><img title="Theme of Banipal 34" alt="Theme of Banipal 34" src="/images/gallery/img_20090520195854.jpg" style="border: 0pt none;" height="71" width="250" /><br /><i>Banipal 34</i> pays special tribute to the great writer Tayeb Salih, who passed away in February, with personal memories from Denys Johnson-Davies and Leila Aboulela. We also pay tribute to two writers, poet Bassam Hajjar from Lebanon, and fiction-writer Yusuf Abu Rayya from Egypt, both aged 54.<br /><br />Front cover: Photograph of the monastery at Wadi al-Natroun in Egypt's eastern desert; taken by <a href="/contributors/62/samuel_shimon/" title="Link to Samuel Shimon's bio" target="_blank">Samuel Shimon</a><br /><b><br />LIST OF CONTENTS</b><br /><br />International Prize for Arabic Fiction Short List<br /><br /><b>EDITORIAL </b>&ndash; The World of Arab Fiction<br /><a title="Link to Tayeb Salih's page" target="_blank" href="/contributors/contributor.php?conid=178"><br /></a><b><a title="Link to Tayeb Salih's page" href="/contributors/178/tayeb_salih/">TAYEB SALIH</a> (1929&ndash;2009) </b><br />Tribute by <a title="Link to Denys Johnson-Davies' page" href="/contributors/589/denys_johnson-davies/">Denys Johnson-Davies</a><br />Tribute by <a title="Link to Leila Aboulela's page" href="/contributors/604/leila_aboulela/">Leila Aboulela</a><br /><br /><a title="Link to Sonallah Ibrahim's page" href="/contributors/599/sonallah_ibrahim/">Sonallah Ibrahim</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>Stealth</i>, translated by Housam Aboul-Ela<br /><a title="Link to Abdu Khal's page" href="/contributors/471/abdu_khal/">Abdu Khal</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>Clay</i>, translated by Thomas Aplin<br /><a title="Link to Laila al-Juhni's page" href="/contributors/469/laila_al-Juhni/">Layla al-Juhni</a> &ndash; Excerpt from <i>Jahiliya</i>, translated by Piers Amodia<br />Banipal 36 &ndash; Spotlight on Yemeni Authors<br /><a title="Link to Hassouna Mosbahi's page" href="/contributors/198/hassouna_mosbahi/">Hassouna Mosbahi</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>A Tunisian Tale</i>, translated by Max Weiss<br /><a title="Link to Abdo Wazen's page" href="/contributors/192/abdo_wazen/">Abdo Wazen</a> &ndash; <i>The Anger over Azazeel<br /></i><a title="Link to Youssef Ziedan's page" target="_blank" href="/contributors/609/youssef_ziedan/">Youssef Ziedan</a> &ndash; Excerpt from<i> Azazeel [Beelzebub]</i>, translated by Nancy Roberts<br /><a title="Link to Omar El-Keddi" href="/contributors/598/omar_El-Keddi/">Omar El-Keddi</a> &ndash; A Short Story <i>The World&rsquo;s Longest-Held Prisoner</i>, translated by Ghenwa Hayek<br /><a title="Link to Hani Nakshabandi's page" href="/contributors/600/hani_nakshabandi/">Hani Nakshabandi</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>Sallam</i>, translated by Anthony Calderbank<br /><a title="Link to Yusuf Abu Rayya's page" href="/contributors/605/yusuf_abu_rayya/">Yusuf Abu Rayya</a> &ndash; A Short Story <i>Homecoming</i> translated by Denys Johnson-Davies<br /><a title="Link to Sinan Antoon's page" href="/contributors/54/sinan_antoon/">Sinan Antoon</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>The Book of Collateral Damage</i>, translated by the author<br /><a title="Link to Jabbar Yassin Hussein's page" href="/contributors/277/jabbar_yassin_hussein/">Jabbar Yassin Hussein</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>The Messenger from Mexico</i>, translated from the French by Lulu Norman<br /><a title="Link to Laila Lalami's page" href="/contributors/602/laila_lalami/">Laila Lalami</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>Secret Son</i><br /><a title="Link to Fahad al-Ateeq's page" href="/contributors/606/fahad_al-ateeq/">Fahad al-Ateeq</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>A Postponed Being</i>, translated by Kathryn Stapley<br /><a title="Link to Adania Shibli's page" href="/contributors/607/adania_shibli/">Adania Shibli</a> &ndash; Excerpt from<i> We are All Equally Far from Love</i>, translated by Suneela Mubayi<br /><a title="Link to Suhail Sami Nader's page" href="/contributors/608/suhail_sami_nader/">Suhail Sami Nader</a> &ndash; Excerpt from <i>The Tell</i>, translated by William Maynard Hutchins<br /><a title="Link to Habib Selmi's page" href="/contributors/184/habib_selmi/">Habib Selmi</a> &ndash; Excerpt from <i>The Scents of Marie-Claire</i>, translated by Piers Amodia<br /><a title="Link to Zakaria Tamer's page" href="/contributors/189/zakaria_tamer/">Zakaria Tamer</a> &ndash; Three Short Stories from <i>The Hedgehog</i>, translated by Brian O&rsquo;Rourke<br /><br /><span style="color: #660099;"><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b></span><br /><img src="/images/gallery/img_20090521191618.jpg" alt="Zuzana Kratka Chicago by Alaa Al-Aswany" title="Zuzana Kratka Chicago by Alaa Al-Aswany" style="border: 0pt none; margin: 3px; float: left;" height="90" width="59" />Zuzana Kratka <i>Chicago</i> by Alaa Al-Aswany<br /><br />Peter Clark <i>Wedding Night</i> by Yusuf Abu Rayya<br /><br />Susannah Tarbush <i>Cardomom &amp; Lime</i> by Sarah al-Hamad<br /><br /><br /><span style="color: #660099;"><b>BOOKS IN BRIEF</b></span><br /><b>Fiction</b><br /><i><img title="Hunger by Mohamed El Bisatie" alt="Hunger by Mohamed El Bisatie" src="/images/gallery/img_20090521192030.jpg" style="border: 0pt none; margin: 3px; float: left;" height="91" width="55" />Hunger</i> by Mohamed El-Bisatie, <i>The Dark Side of Love</i> by Rafik Schami, <i>A Map of Home</i> by Randa Jarrar, <i>Borrowed Time</i> by Hassan Daoud, <i>Khan al-Khalili </i>by Naguib Mahfouz, <i>Nights of Musk: Stories from Old Nubia</i> by Haggag Hassan Oddoul, <i>As Doha Said </i>by Bahaa Taher, <i>The Last of the Angels </i>by Fadhil al-Azzawi, <i>Tales from Dayrut </i>by Mohamed Mustagab, <i>Translating Libya </i>&ndash; short stories, ed: Ethan Chorin, <i>The Novel </i>by Nawal El Saadawi.</p><p><b>Poetry</b><br /><i>Midnight and Other Poems </i>by Mourid Barghouti, <i>These Are Not Oranges, My Love: Selected Poems</i> by Iman Mersal, <i>Poetry and Politics in Contemporary Bedouin Society</i> by Clive Holes and Said Salman Abu Athera, <i>Flowers of Flame: Unheard Voices of Iraq </i>edited by Sadek Mohammed, Soheil Najm, Haider Al-Kabi and Dan Veach. <br /><br /><b>Memoir &amp; Biography</b><br /><i><img title="Beirut I Love You by Zena Al-Khalil" alt="Beirut I Love You by Zena Al-Khalil" src="/images/gallery/img_20090521192230.jpg" style="border: 0pt none; margin: 3px; float: left;" height="88" width="56" />Beirut, I Love You: A Memoir</i> by Zena El Khalil, <i>My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet&rsquo;s Life in the Palestinian Century</i> by Adina Hoffman, <i>Literature and War: Conversations with Israeli and Palestinian Writers </i>by Runo Isaksen, Farewell, Babylon: <i>Coming of Age in Jewish Baghdad</i> by Naim Kattan. <br /><br /><br /><b>Visual Art</b><br /><i><img title="Palestinian Art by Kamal Boullata" alt="Palestinian Art by Kamal Boullata" src="/images/gallery/img_20090521192349.jpg" style="border: 0pt none; margin: 3px; float: left;" height="76" width="64" />Palestinian Art: From 1850 to the Present</i> by Kamal Boullata, <i>Shoot An Iraqi: Art, Life and Resistance Under the Gun</i> by Wafaa Bilal and Kari Lydersen<br /><br /><br /><br /><span style="color: #660099;"><b>TRIBUTES</b></span><br /><b>Yusuf Abu Rayya 1955&ndash;2009</b><br />Tribute by Denys Johnson-Davies<br /><b><br />Bassam Hajjar 1955&ndash;2009 </b><br />Tribute by Saif Al-Rahbi<br /><br /><span style="color: #660099;"><b>EVENTS</b></span><br />Dubai: Emirates Airline International Literature Festival<br />Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Zayed&rsquo;s Book Award<br />Kuwait: Al-Arabi Seminar honours Banipal<br />Abu Dhabi: Launch of Mubtada wa Khabar<br /><br /><b><i>The translators in Banipal 34 are:</i></b><br /><a title="Link to Hosam Aboul-Ela's page" href="/contributors/610/hosam_aboul-Ela/">Housam Aboul-Ela</a>, <a title="Link to Sinan Antoon's page" target="_blank" href="/contributors/54/sinan_antoon/">Sinan Antoon</a>, <a title="Link to Thomas Aplin's page" href="/contributors/530/thomas_aplin/">Thomas Aplin</a>, <a title="Link to Issa J Boullata's page" href="/contributors/86/issa_j_boullata/">Issa J Boullata</a>, <a title="Link to Piers Amodia's page" href="/contributors/515/piers_amodia/">Piers Amodia</a>, <a title="Link to Kathryn Stapley's page" href="/contributors/540/kathryn_stapley/">Kathryn Stapley</a>, <a title="Link to Anthony Calderbank's page" href="/contributors/595/anthony_calderbank/">Anthony Calderbank</a>, <a title="Link to Ghenwa Hayek's page" href="/contributors/547/ghenwa_hayek/">Ghenwa Hayek</a>, <a title="Link to William M Hutchins's page" href="/contributors/516/william_m_hutchins/">William Maynard Hutchins</a>, <a title="Link to Denys Johnson-Davies's page" href="/contributors/589/denys_johnson-davies/">Denys Johnson-Davies</a>, Suneela Mubayi, <a title="Link to Lulu Norman's page" href="/contributors/564/lulu_norman/">Lulu Norman</a>, <a title="Link to Brian O'Rourke's page" href="/contributors/611/brian_O'Rourke/">Brian O&rsquo;Rourke</a>, <a title="Link to Max Weiss's page" href="/contributors/521/Max Weiss/">Max Weiss</a></p> The World of Arab Fiction
18 [empty string] <p> Cover photograph of Mahmoud Darwish by Arts Alliance Productions<br /><br />This issue opens with a major 70-page feature on the life and legacy of Mahmoud Darwish. It includes articles, tributes, poems and many photographs of the great Palestinian and world poet, who passed away on Saturday 9 August following complications after major heart surgery in Houston, Texas, at the age of 67...<a target="_blank" title="Link to B33" href="/back_issues/62/issue_33/">(read more)</a></p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="922HZESAXRUU4" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 33 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 33 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 B33-FC-Main.jpg B33-FC-thumb.jpg [empty string] 33 0 0 0 1 62 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="922HZESAXRUU4" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 33 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 33!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p><i>&ldquo;Let us go, you and I, on two paths: You, to a second life, promised to you by language in a reader who might survive the fall of a comet on earth. I, to a rendezvous I postponed more than once, with a death I promised a glass of red wine in a poem.&rdquo;</i> -Mahmoud Darwish (trans. Sinan Antoon)<br /><br />&ldquo;Darwish left behind,&rdquo; writes Sinan Antoon, &ldquo;an entire continent of poems whispering and singing inside Arabic and calling on us to reacquaint ourselves with its topography.&rdquo; The feature includes a poem written by Mahmoud Darwish earlier this year, <i>At the Station of a Train which Fell Off the Map</i>, translated by Sinan Antoon. In addition we present a foretaste from Mahmoud Darwish&rsquo;s last collection, with a selection of poems from the collection, that wll be published by Saqi Books next year as <i>If I Were a Stone, </i>translated by Catherine Cobham.<br /><br />Fellow poets, and writers from around the world contribute their feelings on his passing, including Saadi Yousef, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Denys Johnson Davies, Wole Soyinka, Mark Strand, Abdo Wazen, Kadhim Jihad Hassan, Alberto Manguel, Amjad Nasser, Marie-Th&eacute;r&egrave;se Abdel-Messih, Giuseppe Goffredo, Fadhil al-Azzawi, Judith Kazantzis, Thomas H&oslash;egh, Peter Clark, Clara Jan&egrave;s, Gaber Asfour, Bernard No&euml;l, Mohammed Bennis, Naomi Shihab Nye, Stephen Watts, Qassim Haddad, Saif al-Rahbi, Issa J Boullata, Taha Adnan, and Mahmoud Shukair. <br /><br />The feature includes rare photographs of Mahmoud Darwish taken in the last months of his life as he worked with Arts Alliance Productions on their film project Identity of the Soul, which screened open-air shows to packed audiences in Palestine in October.<br /><b><br />Part 3</b> of our series on <b>Contemporary Syrian Literature</b> opens with poems by Adonis, selected from Mihyar of Damascus: His Songs, a new volume in translation from BOA Editions. There is also fiction from Fawwaz Haddad, who is long-listed for the 2008-09 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, from Khalil al-Neimi&rsquo;s intriguing novel, In Praise of Deserting, with short stories from Ibrahim Samuel and Gladys Matar, and poems from Hussein Bin Hamza.<br /><br /><i>Banipal 33</i> includes many book reviews to whet readers&rsquo; appetites. They include The Butterfly&rsquo;s Burden by Mahmoud Darwish, which won the 2008 Saif Ghobash&ndash;Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation for its translator Fady Joudah, as well as a review of his own award-winning poetry collection, The Earth in the Attic. A sheaf of novels in translation is reviewed, including The Year of the Revolutionary Bread-Making Machine by Hassan Daoud, Wild Mulberries by Iman Humaydan Younes, Nuit de l&rsquo;&eacute;tranger by Habib Selmi, Hakawati by Rabih Almeddine, The Collar and the Bracelet by Yahya Taher Abdullah, Gold Dust by Ibrahim al-Koni, and The Journals of Sarab Affan by Jabra Ibrahim Jabra, as well as The Road from Damascus by Robin Yassin-Kassab, Contemporary Iraqi Fiction, An Anthology by Shakir Mustafa, and Denys Johnson Davies reviews David Tresilian&rsquo;s A Brief Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature.<br /><br />LIST OF CONTENTS<br /> <br /> Cover photograph of Mahmoud Darwish is by Arts Alliance Productions<br /> <br /> <span style="color: #990000;"><b>FEATURE: <br />THE PRESENT ABSENT MAHMOUD DARWISH</b></span><br /><br /> EDITORIAL by Sinan Antoon &ndash; <br /><i>An Entourage of Violins and Clouds</i><br /> <br />Mahmoud Darwish &ndash; <br />Poem <i>At the Station of a Train Which Fell off the Map</i><br /> translated by Sinan Antoon <br /><br />Mahmoud Darwish &ndash; <br />Poems from forthcoming volume<i> If I were a Stone<br /></i> translated by Catherine Cobham <br /> <br /> Tribute, articles and poems by: <br /><a href="/contributors/81/saadi_yousef/" title="Link to Saadi Yousef's page on Banipal">Saadi Yousef</a> &ndash; <i>The poet as a comet</i><br /> <a href="/contributors/307/tahar_ben_jelloun/" title="Link to Tahar Ben Jelloun page on Banipal">Tahar Ben Jelloun</a> &ndash; <i>Mahmoud Darwish is dead. Long live his poetry!</i><br /> <a href="/contributors/589/denys_johnson-davies/" title="link to Denys Johnson-Davies page on Banipal">Denys Johnson Davies</a> &ndash; <i>The eloquent voice</i><br /> Wole Soyinka &ndash; <i>A Night in Ramallah</i><br /> Mark Strand &ndash; <i>His modesty and seriousness</i><br /> <a href="/contributors/192/abdo_wazen/" title="Link to Abdo Wazen's page on Banipal">Abdo Wazen</a> &ndash; <i>The timeless poet who created his own modernity</i><br /> <a href="/contributors/157/kadhim_jihad_haasan/" title="Link to his page on Banipal">Kadhim Jihad Hassan</a> &ndash; <i>The miracle of friendship</i><br /> Alberto Manguel &ndash; <i>Mahmoud Darwish: &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t belong to myself&rdquo;</i><br /> <a href="/contributors/374/amjad_nasser/" title="Link to Amjad Nasser's page on Banipal">Amjad Nasser</a> &ndash; <i>Mahmoud Darwish between the political and the aestheti</i>c <br /> <a href="/contributors/478/abdel_messih/" title="Link to Abdel-Messih's page on Banipal">Marie-Th&eacute;r&egrave;se Abdel-Messih</a> &ndash; <i>The Nomad</i><br /> <a href="/contributors/575/giuseppe_goffredo/" title="Link to Giuseppe Goffredo's page on Banipal">Giuseppe Goffredo</a> &ndash; <i>The Tiredness of the World</i> (A Lament for Mahmoud Darwish)<br /> <a href="/contributors/220/fadhil_al-Azzawi/" title="Link to Fadhil al-Azzawi's page on Banipal">Fadhil al-Azzawi</a> &ndash; <i>The Killing Love</i><br /> <a href="/contributors/563/judith_kazantzis/" title="Link to Judith Kazantzis's page on Banipal">Judith Kazantzis</a> &ndash; <i>The Great World Poet</i><br /> <a href="/contributors/592/thomas_h&oslash;egh/" title="Link to Thomas H&oslash;egh page on Banipal">Thomas H&oslash;egh</a> &ndash; <i>Our Exciting Journey Together</i><br /> Peter Clark &ndash; <i>Going to El-Birweh</i><br /> Clara Jan&egrave;s &ndash; <i>Mahmoud Darwish: always alive amongst us</i><br /> <a href="/contributors/585/gaber_asfour/" title="Link to Gaber Asfour's page in Banipal">Gaber Asfour</a> &ndash; <i>The Final Triumph</i><br /> <a href="/contributors/591/bernard_no&euml;l/" title="Link to Bernard No&euml;l's page on Banipal">Bernard No&euml;l</a> &ndash; <i>A Universal Poet</i><br /> Mohammed Bennis &ndash; <i>The Power of his Resistance</i><br /> Naomi Shihab Nye &ndash; <i>&ldquo;They Know the Words&rdquo;</i><br /> Stephen Watts &ndash; <i>The Lyric Gift<b><br /> </b></i>Qassim Haddad <i><b>&ndash; </b>Wake Up Your Horse!</i><br /> Saif al-Rahbi &ndash; <i>The Theme of Absence</i><br /> Issa J Boullata &ndash;<i> The Concept of Homeland</i><br /> Taha Adnan &ndash; <i>A Festival in his Own Right</i><br /> Mahmoud Shukair &ndash;<i> Mahmoud Darwish and this Departure</i><br /> <br /><span style="color: #990000;"><b> FEATURE ON CONTEMPORARY SYRIAN LITERATURE &ndash; Part 3</b></span><br /> <br /> <a href="/contributors/504/adonis/" title="Link to Adonis bio info on Banipal site">Adonis</a> &ndash; Selected Poems from <i>Mihyar of Damascus: His Songs</i><br /> <br /><a href="/contributors/576/fawwaz_haddad/" title="Link to Fawwaz Haddad's page on Banipal site">Fawwaz Haddad</a> &ndash; Excerpt from his novel <i>Passing Scene</i><br /> <span class="small">(Fawwaz Haddad is long-listed for the 2008-09 International Prize for Arabic Fiction)</span><br /> <br /><a href="/contributors/577/hussein_bin_hamza/" title="Link to Hussein Bin Hamza's page">Hussein Bin Hamza</a> &ndash; Selected Poems<br /> <br /><a href="/contributors/579/gladys_matar/" title="Lnk to Gladys Matar's page">Gladys Matar</a> &ndash; A short story <i>Forty</i><br /> <br /><a href="/contributors/578/khalil_al-neimi/" title="Link to Khalil al-Neimi's page">Khalil al-Neimi</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>In Praise of Deserting</i><br /> <br /><a href="/contributors/580/ibrahim_samuel/" title="Ibrahim Samuel's page on Banipal">Ibrahim Samuel</a> &ndash; Two short stories: <i>Emptiness</i> and <i>Like a Comma in a Sentence</i> <br /> <br /> <span style="color: #990000;"><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b></span><br /> <br /> <a href="/contributors/360/stephen_watts/" title="Link to Stephen Watts' page on Banipal">Stephen Watts</a> reviews <br /> <i>The Butterfly&rsquo;s Burden</i> by Mahmoud Darwish<br /> <a href="/contributors/587/marilyn_booth/" title="Link to Marilyn Booth's page on Banipal">Marilyn Booth</a> reviews <i>The Year of the Revolutionary Bread-Making Machine</i> by Hassan Daoud<br /> <a href="/contributors/588/aamer_hussein/" title="Link to Aamer Hussein's page on Banipal">Aamer Hussein</a> reviews <i><br /> Wild Mulberries</i> by Iman Humaydan Younes<br /> <a href="/contributors/586/katarzyna_pieprzak/" title="Link to Katarzyna Pieprzak's page on Banipal">Katarzyna Pieprzak </a>reviews <br /> <i>Nuit de l&rsquo;&eacute;tranger </i>by Habib Selmi <br /> <a href="/contributors/563/judith_kazantzis/" title="Link to Judith Kazantzis's page on Banipal">Judith Kazantzis</a> reviews <i>Hakawati</i> by Rabih Almeddine <br /> <a href="/contributors/589/denys_johnson-davies/" title="Link to Denys Johnson Davies on Banipal">Denys Johnson Davies</a> reviews <i><br /> A Brief Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature</i> by David Tresilian<br /> Peter Clark reviews <br /> <i>The Collar and the Bracelet</i> by Yahya Taher Abdullah<br /> <a href="/contributors/572/herbert_mason/" title="Link to Herbert Mason's page on Banipal">Herbert Mason</a> reviews <br /> <i> The Journals of Sarab Affan</i> by Jabra Ibrahim Jabra<br /> <a href="/contributors/528/Ssusannah_tarbush/" title="Link to Susannah Tarbush's page on Banipal">Susannah Tarbush</a> reviews <i>Gold Dust</i> by Ibrahim al-Koni<br /> <a href="/contributors/590/marilyn_hacker/" title="Link to Marilyn Hacker's page on Banipal">Marilyn Hacker</a> reviews <br /> <i> The Earth in the Attic </i>by Fady Joudah <br /> <a href="/contributors/581/daniel_newman/" title="Link to Daniel Newman's page on Banipal">Daniel Newman</a> reviews <i>Contemporary Iraqi Fiction, An Anthology</i> introduced &amp; translated by Shakir Mustafa <br />Peter Clark reviews <br /> <i>The Road from Damascus</i> by Robin Yassin-Kassab <br /><br />Some of these book reviews will be made available online. Click <a href="/book_reviews/" target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal Book Reviews section">here</a> for full list of online book reviews, originally reviewed in Banipal issues <br /><br /> <span style="color: #cc0000;"><b>BOOKS IN BRIEF</b></span><br /> <br /> <br /> <span style="color: #cc0000;"><b>EVENTS</b></span><br /> <br /> London: <b>Remembering <a href="/contributors/124/sargon_boulus/" title="Link to Sargon Boulus on Banipal">Sargon Boulu</a></b><a href="/contributors/contributor.php?conid=124" target="_blank" title="Link to Sargon Boulus on Banipal">s</a> &ndash; 1944 to 22 October 2007<br /> London: <b>The <a href="http://www.banipaltrust.org.uk/prize/award2008.php" target="_blank" title="Link to 2008 Translation Prize Award">2008 Saif Ghobash&ndash;Banipal Translation Prize</a> Award</b><br /> <br /> The TRANSLATORS in Banipal 33 are: Piers Amodia, Sinan Antoon, Thomas Aplin, Ali Azeriah, Michael Beard, Issa J Boullata, Catherine Cobham, Elliott Colla, Adnan Haydar, Lulu Norman, Youssef Rakha, Kathryn Stapley, Paul Starkey and Jenny Steel</p> Autumn/Winter 2008
19 [empty string] <p>Cover Artist: <a href="/contributors/contributor.php?conid=570" target="_blank" title="Link to Zena Assi's page">Zena Assi</a> <br /><br /><i>Banipal 32</i>, Summer 2008, introduces a number of new voices for the first time in English. There is the young Egyptian author, <b>Mohamed Salah al-Azab</b>, who is 27 with already several literary awards to his name. The excerpt from his novel <i>[Repeated Stopping]</i> is an urban story of a young man not in control of his life, who easily falls for an older attractive woman, but must be with his father on his death-bed from lung cancer.<a href="/back_issues/issue.php?id=61" target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal 32 full contents">..(Read more)</a></p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="4A8SG8REZTWH4" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 32 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 32 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." type="image" border="0" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 B32-FC-Main.jpg B32-FC-Thumb.jpg [empty string] 32 0 0 0 1 61 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="4A8SG8REZTWH4" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 32 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 32!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." type="image" border="0" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p>There is <b>Abdulaziz Al Farsi</b>, from Oman and a cancer specialist, whose debut novel, <i>[Weeping Earth . . . Laughing Saturn]</i>, which we excerpt, tells, through different narrators, of the life and complexity of tensions in an Omani town whose inhabitants want a modern life. Lebanese author <b>Ahmad Ali El-Zein</b>, who works as a TV presenter for a celebrity profiles programme, has authored four novels; the latest, <i>[The Edge of Oblivion]</i>, which we excerpt here, is the first volume of a trilogy about fictional hero Abdul Jalil Ghazal &ndash; whom we meet limping from the ruins of an intolerable desert prison, continually sucked back into his dark and horrifying memories as he tries to make sense of his present predicament. Also from Lebanon is <b>May Menassa</b>, with an excerpt from her novel <i>[Walking in the Dust]</i>, which was short-listed this year for the inaugural Arabic &ldquo;Booker&rdquo; prize, and which tells the powerful story of dealing with tragedy and loss in war from a very young age. From Syrian author and poet <b>Maher Sharafeddine </b>comes an excerpt from his debut novel in which the narrator, whose family straddles Syria and Lebanon, is consumed by memories of dreadful prison experiences and a poverty-stricken but adventure-filled childhood in the multi-ethnic town of Hasaka. Renowned fiction writer and dramatist <b>Abdel Khaliq al-Rikabi </b>is one of the few major Iraqi authors to have stayed in the country; we present an excerpt from his acclaimed novel <i>[Seventh Day of Creation] </i>which weaves narrative upon narrative in a search of how to explain his country&rsquo;s history and tradition.<br /><br /><i>Banipal 32</i>, Summer 2008, presents poetry from Syria by three poets writing in three different languages: the late <b>Mamdouh Adwan</b> in Arabic, <b>Mohja Kahf</b> who writes in English, and <b>Adel Karasholi </b>who writes in German &ndash; all of them highly accomplished and published poets. We also have two new poetic voices, the young Egyptian poets <b>Ahmad Yamani </b>and <b>Mohamed Metwalli</b>. Literary translator from Arabic to German <b>Hartmut F&auml;hndrich</b> is interviewed, celebrating his achievement of fifty translations of Arabic fiction. <br /><i><br /></i>In <i>Banipal 32</i>, unfortunately, we also say farewell to his fellow colleague <b>Doris Kilias</b>, &ldquo;the voice of Naguib Mahfouz in German&rdquo;, who sadly died in June 2008, and who set tremendous standards with her translations of Naguib Mahfouz and other contemporary Arab authors. We express our sadness, also, in a tribute to Egyptian author <b>Albert Cossery</b>, a friend of Banipal, who died in Paris, the &ldquo;Voltaire of the Nile&rdquo; as the French press called him. In this issue we present Part 2 of the feature on Syrian Literature, and look forward to continuing it in the Autumn/Winter issue with a number of equally important authors. Until then, enjoy your reading!<br /><br />Cover Artist is <a href="/contributors/contributor.php?conid=570" target="_blank" title="Link to Zena Assi's page">Zena Assi</a> from Lebanon<br /><br />EDITORIAL <br /><br /><span style="color: #000066;"><b>TRIBUTE</b></span> to <a href="/contributors/contributor.php?conid=497" target="_blank" title="Link to Albert Cossery page ">Albert Cossery</a> 1913&ndash;2008<br /><br /><a href="/contributors/553/mohamed-salah-al-azab/" target="_blank" title="Link to Mohamed Salah al-Azab's page">Mohamed Salah al-Azab</a> &ndash; Excerpt from <i>Repeated Stopping</i><br /><a href="/contributors/554/ahmad-ali-el-zein/" target="_blank" title="Link to Ahmad Ali El-Zein's page">Ahmad Ali El-Zein</a> &ndash; Excerpt from <i>The Edge of Oblivion</i> <br /><a href="/contributors/555/abdulaziz-mohammed-majid-al-farsi/" target="_blank" title="Link to Abdelaziz Al Farsi's page">Abdulaziz Al Farsi</a> &ndash; Excerpt from <i>Weeping Earth . . . Laughing Saturn</i><br /><a href="/contributors/556/may-menassa/" target="_blank" title="Link to May Menassa's page">May Menassa</a> &ndash; Excerpt from <i>Walking in the Dust</i><br /><br /><span style="color: #000066;"><b>TRIBUTE</b></span> to Doris Kilias 1942&ndash;2008<br /><br /><a href="/contributors/558/ahmad-yamani/" target="_blank" title="Link to Ahmad Yamani's page">Ahmad Yamani</a> &ndash; Two Poems <br /><a href="/contributors/559/mohamed-metwalli/" target="_blank" title="Link to Mohamed Metwalli's page">Mohamed Metwalli</a> &ndash; Three Poems<br /><br /><span style="color: #000066;"><b>FEATURE ON CONTEMPORARY SYRIAN LITERATURE &ndash; Part 2</b></span><br /><br /><span class="redtext">To buy all 3 Banipals (31, 32 and 33) with the 3-part series on Syrian literature, click <a target="_blank" title="Opens page to buy 3 for 2 special offer via PayPal" href="/where_to_buy/">here</a></span><br /><br /><a href="/contributors/98/mamdouh-adwan/" target="_blank" title="link to Mamdouh Adwan's page">Mamdouh Adwan</a> &ndash; Four Poems<br /><a href="/contributors/83/haidar-haidar/" target="_blank" title="Link to Haidar Haidar's page">Haidar Haidar</a> &ndash; A short story <i>Pollen</i><br /><a href="/contributors/552/maher-sharafeddine/" target="_blank" title="Link to Maher Sharafeddine's page">Maher Sharafeddine</a> &ndash; <i>The Hand </i>An excerpt from a novel<br /><a href="/contributors/375/mohja-kahf/" target="_blank" title="Link to Mohja Kahf's page">Mohja Kahf</a> &ndash; <i>A Poem for Hamsa Newmark&rsquo;s Sixieth Birthday</i><br /><a href="/contributors/560/adel-karasholi/" target="_blank" title="Link to Adel Karasholi's page">Adel Karasholi</a> &ndash; Twelve Poems<br /><a href="/contributors/230/haifa-bitar/" target="_blank" title="Link to Haifa Bitar's page">Haifa Bitar</a> &ndash; A short story <i>Love </i> <br /><br /><a href="/contributors/561/abdel-khaliq-al-rikabi/" target="_blank" title="Link to Abdel Khaliq al-Rikabi's page">Abdel Khaliq al-Rikabi</a> &ndash; Excerpt from <i>Seventh Day of Creation</i><br /><br /><span style="color: #000066;"><b>A TRAVELLING TALE</b></span><br /><a href="/contributors/77/mahmoud-shukair/" target="_blank" title="Link to Mahmoud Shukair's page">Mahmoud Shukair</a> &ndash; <i>Windows of Jerusalem</i><br /><br /><span style="color: #000066;"><b>INTERVIEW</b></span><br /><a href="/contributors/455/hartmut-fahndrich/" target="_blank" title="Link to Hartmut F&auml;hndrich's page">Hartmut F&auml;hndrich</a> &ndash; Arab Literature is now on the map <br /><br /><span style="color: #000066;"><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b></span><br />Khaled Hroub <i>Wahat al-Ghuroub [Sunset Oasis]</i> by Bahaa Taher<br /><br />Judith Kazantzis <i>Tender Spot </i>by Naomi Shibab Nye<br /><br />Lulu Norman <i> Banquet of Lies by</i> Amin Zaoui<br /><br />All these book reviews can be read online. Click <a href="/book_reviews/" target="_blank" title="link to Banipal Book Reviews list">here</a> for full list of online book reviews, originally reviewed in Banipal issues<span style="color: #990000;"><b><br /><br /><span style="color: #000066;">BOOKS IN BRIEF</span></b></span><br /><br /><br /><span style="color: #000066;"><b>EVENTS</b></span><br /><br />Ledbury &amp; London: Syrian Poets in the UK<br /><br />Coburg, Germany: Inaugural R&uuml;ckert Prize, awarded to Alaa al-Aswany<br /><br /><span style="color: #000066;"><b>TRANSLATORS</b></span> in Banipal 32 are <a href="/contributors/54/sinan-antoon/" target="_blank" title="Link to Sinan Antoon's page">Sinan Antoon</a>, <a href="/contributors/530/thomas-aplin/" target="_blank" title="Link to Thomas Aplin's page">Thomas Aplin</a>, <a href="/contributors/86/issa-j-boullata/" target="_blank" title="Link to Issa J Boullata's page">Issa J Boullata</a>, <a href="/contributors/565/ken-cockburn/" target="_blank" title="Link to Ken Cockburn's page">Ken Cockburn</a>, Aingeal Flanagan, <a href="/contributors/567/william-granara/" target="_blank" title="Link to William Granara's page">William Granara</a>, <a href="/contributors/566/yasmeen-hanoosh/" target="_blank" title="Link to Yasmeen Hanoosh's page">Yasmeen Hanoosh</a>, <a href="/contributors/474/mahdi-haydar/" target="_blank" title="Link to Paula Haydar's page">Paula Haydar</a>, <a href="/contributors/547/ghenwa-hayek/" target="_blank" title="Link to Ghenwa Hayek's page">Ghenwa Hayek</a>, <a href="/contributors/535/khaled-al-jbaili/" target="_blank" title="Link to Khaled al-Jbaili's page">Khaled al-Jbaili</a>, <a href="/contributors/569/gretchen-mccullough/" target="_blank" title="Link to Gretchen McCulloch's page">Gretchen McCullough</a>, <a href="/contributors/568/wen-chin-ouyang/" target="_blank" title="Link to Wen-chin Ouyang's page">Wen-chin Ouyang</a>, <a href="/contributors/568/wen-chin-ouyang/" target="_blank" title="Link to Youssef Rakha's page">Youssef Rakha</a>, <a href="/contributors/540/kathryn-stapley/" target="_blank" title="Link to Kathryn Stapley's page">Kathryn Stapley</a>. <br /><br /><span style="color: #000066;"><b>WRITERS</b></span> and <span style="color: #000066;"><b>REVIEWERS</b> </span>are: <a href="/contributors/63/saif-al-rahbi/" target="_blank" title="Link to Saif al-Rahbi's page">Saif al-Rahbi</a>, <a href="/contributors/562/khaled-hroub/" target="_blank" title="Link to Khaleld Hroub's page">Khaled Hroub</a>, <a href="/contributors/563/judith-kazantzis/" target="_blank" title="Link to Judith Kazantzis's page">Judith Kazantzis</a>, <a href="/contributors/564/lulu-norman/" target="_blank" title="Lnk to Lulu Norman's page">Lulu Norman</a>.<br /><br />For all the translators, reviewers, writers in Banipal 32, and for more information on all contributors, click on their name or click <a href="/admin/publications/www.banipal.co.uk/contributors" target="_blank" title="Link to Contributors' section">here</a> for the A-Z contributors' section</p> Summer 2008
20 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: <a href="/contributors/551/medhi_qotbi/" title="Link to Medhi Qotbi's Banipal page">Mehdi Qotbi </a><br /><br />This issue pays tribute to publisher <b>Suhail Idriss</b>, founder of Al-Adab publishing house, and to pioneer Iraqi author <b>Fuad al-Takarli</b>. A new departure for <i>Banipal </i>is a dialogue from <i>The Visitor</i>, an enthralling, and fast-moving playscript by Lebanese poet, translator and author <b>Paul Chaoul</b>...<a target="_blank" title="Link to B31" href="/back_issues/60/issue_31/">(read more)</a><a href="/back_issues/issue.php?id=60" target="_blank" title="Link to Banipal 31 Contents page"><br /></a></p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="G5NC87L7XADJ4" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 31 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 31 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." type="image" border="0" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 B31FC-main.jpg B31FC-thumb.jpg [empty string] 31 0 0 0 1 60 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="G5NC87L7XADJ4" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 31 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 31!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." type="image" border="0" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p>There&rsquo;s a moving testimony by the late Egyptian author <b>Osama Dinassouri</b> from his posthumously published memoir, and searing short story from Dafur by Sudanese author <b>Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin</b>.<br /><i><br /> Banipal 31</i> presents the first of a three-part series on Syrian literature. There's fiction from: <b>Zakaria Tamer</b>, with selected stories from a new collection <i>Breaking Knees</i>, <b>Rafik Schami</b>, with an excerpt from his latest work <i>The Dark Side of Love</i>, <b>Khaled Khalifa</b>, short-listed for the &ldquo;Arab Booker&rdquo; for his novel <i>In Praise of Hatred</i>, also a chapter from a new novel by <b>Khalil Suwailih</b>, and three short stories from <b>Nihad Sirees</b>, <b>Dima Wannous </b>and <b>Manhal Sarraj</b>. <br /><br />The poets in the Syrian feature are the late <b>Mohammad al-Maghut</b>, also four poets who visit the UK in July &ndash; <b>Lukman Derky, Monzer Masri, Hala Mohammad</b> and <b>Rasha Omran</b>. In addition are poets <b>Lina Tibi, Nazih Abu Afach, Abed Ismael, Rima Buaini</b>, <b>Saleh Diab</b> and <b>Jackleen Salam</b>. This first part concludes with a tale of walking through Rome by surgeon/author <b>Khalil al-Neimi</b>. <br /><br /><span class="redtext">To buy all 3 Banipals (31, 32 and 33) with the 3-part series on Syrian literature, click <a target="_blank" title="Opens page to buy 3 for 2 special offer via PayPal" href="/where_to_buy/">here</a></span><br /><b><br />CONTENTS</b><br /><br />Spring 2008<br />Cover artist is <a href="/contributors/551/medhi_qotbi/" title="Link to Medhi Qotbi's Banipal page"><b>Mehdi Qotbi </b></a>from Morocco<br /><br />EDITORIAL <br /><br /><a href="/contributors/551/paul_chaoul/" title="Link to Paul Chaoul's page">Paul Chaoul</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the play <i>The Visitor</i><br /><br /><a href="/contributors/551/abdelaziz_baraka_sakin/" title="Link to Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin's Banipal page">Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin</a> &ndash; A short story <i>The Music of Bones</i><br /><br /><a href="/contributors/551/osama_dinassouri/" title="Link to Osama Dinassouri's Banipal page">Osama Dinassouri</a> &ndash; Excerpt from <i>My Decrepit Dog, My Darling Dog</i><br /><br /><b>TRIBUTE <br /></b><i><a href="/contributors/544/suhail-idriss/" title="link to Tribute to Suhail Idriss (1925-2008)">Suhail Idriss</a> 1925 &ndash; 19 February 2008</i><br />Founder Dar Al-Adab publishing house<br /><br /><b>FEATURE ON SYRIAN LITERATURE<br />PART 1</b></p><p><a href="/contributors/536/khaled-khalifa/" title="Link to Khaled Khalifa's Banipal page">Khaled Khalifa</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>In Praise of Hatred</i><br /><br /><a href="/contributors/166/mohammad-al-maghut/" title="Link to Mohammad al-Maghut's Banipal page">Mohammad al-Maghut</a> &ndash; <i>Five Poems</i> <br /><br /><a href="/contributors/542/dima-wannous/" title="Link to Dima Wannous's Banipal page">Dima Wannous</a> &ndash; A short story <i>Sahar</i><br /><br /><a href="/contributors/128/lukman-derky/" title="link to Lukman Derky's pqge">Lukman Derky</a> &ndash; <i>Sixteen Poems</i><br />Performing and in Conversation at Ledbury and London Review Bookshop see <a href="/events/" target="_blank" title="link to details on events page">events</a> for all details </p><p><a href="/contributors/541/lina-tibi/" title="Link to Lina Tibi's Banipal page">Lina Tibi</a> &ndash; <i>Eight Poems</i><br /><br /><a href="/contributors/550/khalil-suwailih/" title="Link to Khalil Suwaiilh's Banipal page">Khalil Suwailih</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>Zuhur, Sarah and Nariman</i> <br /><br /><a href="/contributors/532/saleh-diab/" title="Link to Saleh Diab's Banipal page">Saleh Diab</a> &ndash; <i>Six Poems<br /></i><br /><a href="/contributors/551/zakaria_tamer/" title="link to Zakaria Tamer's Banipal page">Zakaria Tamer</a> &ndash; Stories from his new collection <i>Breaking Knees</i><br /><br />Jackleen Salam &ndash; <i>Two Poems</i><br /><br /><a href="/contributors/551/nihad_sirees/" title="link to Nihad Sirees's page">Nihad Sirees</a> &ndash; A short story <i>Thinking of Naima</i><br /><br /><a href="/contributors/551/nazih_abu_afach/" title="link to Nazih Abu Afach's page">Nazih Abu Afach</a> &ndash; <i>Seven Poems</i><br /><br /><a href="/contributors/551/rima_buaini/" title="Link to Rima Buaini's Banipal page">Rima Buaini</a> &ndash; <i>Two Poems</i><br /><br /><a href="/contributors/551/abed_ismael/" title="link to Abed Ismael's page">Abed Ismael</a> &ndash; Selected poems from <i>Voices</i><br /><br /><a href="/contributors/551/mahal_sarraj/" target="_blank" title="Link to Manhal Sarraj's Banipal page">Manhal Sarraj</a> &ndash; A short story <i>For the First Time</i> <br /><br /><a href="/contributors/551/rasha_omaran/" title="link to Rasha Omran's page">Rasha Omran</a> &ndash; <i>Two Poems<br /></i>Performing and in Conversation at Ledbury and London Review Bookshop see <a href="/events/" title="link to details on events page">events</a> for all details<br /><br /><a href="/contributors/551/monzer_masri/" target="_blank">Monzer Masri</a> &ndash; <i>Three Poems<br /></i>Performing and in Conversation at Ledbury and London Review Bookshop see <a href="/events/" title="link to details on events page">events</a> for all details<br /><br /><a href="/contributors/551/hala_mohammad/" title="link to Hala Mohammad's page">Hala Mohammad</a> &ndash; Poems from <i>As if I&rsquo;m knocking on my door<br /></i>Performing and in Conversation at Ledbury and London Review Bookshop see <a href="/events/" title="link to details on events page">events</a> for all details<br /><br /><a href="/contributors/551/rafik_scami/" target="_blank" title="link to Rafik Schami's page">Rafik Schami</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>The Dark Side of Love</i><br /><br /><b><i>A TRAVELLING TALE</i></b><br /><br /><a href="/contributors/551/khalil_al-neimi/" title="link to Khalil al-Neimi's page">Khalil al-Neimi</a> &ndash; <i>Rome in the Rain</i><br /><br /><br /><b>TRIBUTE</b> <br /><br /><i><a href="/contributors/551/faud_al-takarli/" title="Link to Tribute to Fuad al-Takarli (1927-2008)">Fuad al-Takarli</a>, 1927 &ndash; 11 February 2008<br />Pioneering Iraqi author</i><br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS<br /></b><br />Bassam K Frangieh<i> Embers and Ashes</i> by Hisham Sharabi<br /><br />Tarek el-Ariss <i> Origin </i>by Diane Abu-Jaber<br /><br />Peter Clark <i>Dissident Syria</i> by miriam cooke<br /><br />Zuzana Kratka <i>Wolves of the Crescent Moon</i> by Youssef al-Mohaimeed<br /><br />Judith Kazantzis Outcast by Shimon Ballas<br /><br />Susannah Tarbush Inside the Night by Ibrahim Nasrallah <br /><br />Margaret Obank <i>Naguib Mahfouz</i> by Rasheed el-Enany<br /><br /><span style="color: #009900;"><i>All these book reviews can be read online. Click <a href="/book_reviews/" title="Link to Banipal Book Reviews listings">here</a> for full iist of online book reviews, originally reviewed in Banipal issues</i></span><br /><br /><b>BOOKS RECEIVED</b><br /> <br /><b>EVENTS<br /></b><br />London: Arabia Books launch<br /><br />Abu Dhabi: International Prize for Arabic Fiction Award<br /><br />London: MEDAF seminar <br /> <br /><b>Contributors <br /><br /></b><i>Please go to the following links for information on the translators and reviews of Banipal 31<br /></i><b><br />Translators: </b><a href="/contributors/551/sinan_antoon/" target="_blank" title="Link to Sinan Antoon's page in Banipal">Sinan Antoon</a>, Thomas Aplin, Anthea Bell, <a href="/contributors/551/issa_j_boullata/" target="_blank" title="Link to Issa J Boullata's Banipal page">Issa J Boullata</a>, Elliott Colla, Ghenwa Hayek, <a href="/contributors/551/william_m_hutchin/" target="_blank" title="Link to William M Hutchin's Banipal page">William M Hutchins</a>, Abed Ismael, Imad Khashan, Tarek Sherif, Iman Mersal, Khaled al-Jbaili, <a href="/contributors/551/khaled_al-masri/" target="_blank" title="Link to Khaled al-Masri's page">Khaled al-Masri</a>, Ibrahim Muhawi, Youssef Rakha, Paul Roddie, Christa Salamandra, Kat Stapley, Max Weiss. <br /><b><br />Reviewers: </b><a href="/contributors/551/tarek_el-ariss" target="_blank" title="Link to Tarek el-Ariss's page">Tarek el-Ariss</a>, Peter Clark, Bassam K Frangieh, Judith Kazantzis, Zuzana Kratka, Margaret Obank, Susannah Tarbush<b><br /><br /></b></p> Spring 2008
21 [empty string] <p><span style="color: #3399cc;"><b><span class="xlarge">Banipal 30 &ndash; Celebrating Ten Years</span></b></span><br />Cover artist: <a title="link to Jaber Alwan page on Banipal" href="/contributors/524/jaber-alwan/">Jaber Alwan</a><br /> <br /><i>Banipal </i>celebrates ten years of publishing &ndash; of translating and showcasing hundreds of authors who have never had their works published in English before, presenting newly emerging writers as well as those well-established in the Arab world and beyond ones...<a href="/back_issues/59/issue_30/" title="Link to B30" target="_blank">(read more)</a> </p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="H84B3R3EAVQNJ" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 30 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 30 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 B30-FC-main.jpg B30-FC-small.jpg [empty string] 30 0 0 0 1 59 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="H84B3R3EAVQNJ" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 30 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 30!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p><i>Banipal </i>has brought together authors, translators, writers and reviewers in 30 issues which make up an incomparable archive of contemporary literature from the Arab world. And, not to leave out the wide-ranging exhibition of artists whose works have made our front covers. A special display of the artists and covers will be made available soon on this site.This issue opens with tributes from well-known authors to the Iraqi poet, poetry translator and founding editor of Banipal Sargon Boulus, who died unexpectedly on 22 October. His death &ldquo;has left a gaping wound in the heart of modern Arabic poetry&rdquo;. Keeping a finger on the pulse of the Arab literary scene, the authors in the issue are from Jordan, Libya, Sudan, Morocco, Egypt, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates and Tunisia. They include the well-known poets Amjad Nasser and Khaled Mattawa, both of whom are founding contributing editors of Banipal, both settled outside their mother countries, the former in the UK, the latter in the USA and both writing intriguing poems of vision and changing heritages. Elias Khoury needs no introduction, and we are pleased to present an excerpt from his novel <i>Yalo</i>, forthcoming in English translation in the USA and the UK.<br /><br />Cover artist is <a title="link to Jaber Alwan page on Banipal" href="/contributors/524/jaber-alwan/">Jaber Alwan</a> from Iraq<br /><br /><b>LIST OF CONTENTS</b><br /><br />Editorial <br /><br /><i>TRIBUTE</i><br /><a title="link to Sargon Boulus's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/124/sargon-boulus/">Sargon Boulus</a> (1944&ndash;22 October 2007) <br /><br />Remembering Sargon Boulus &ndash; <i><br /><span style="color: #0033cc;"><span class="xlarge">Bouquets on the grave of Sargon Boulus</span></span></i><span style="color: #0033cc;"><span class="xlarge"> </span></span><br />Photos and tributes from fellow authors<a target="_blank" title="link to Amjad Nasser's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/374/amjad_nasser/"><br /><br />Amjad Nasser</a> &ndash; Eight Poems<br /><br /><a title="link to Naguib Mahfouz's page on Baniapal" href="/contributors/507/naguib-mahfouz/">Naguib Mahfouz</a> Excerpts from <i>Morning and Evening Talk,</i> the latest translation of a novel by the late Nobel laureate for literature <a target="_blank" title="link to Widad (Ouidad) Benmoussa's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/508/widad-benmoussa/"><br /><br />Widad Benmoussa</a> &ndash; Selected Poems <br /><br /><a target="_blank" title="link to Raouf Mousaad Basta's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/509/raouf-mousaad-basta/">Raouf Mousaad Basta</a> Excerpt from his novel <i>The Ostrich Egg [Baydhat al-Na&rsquo;amah]<br /></i><br /><a target="_blank" title="link to Khaled Mattawa's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/87/khaled_mattawa/">Khaled Mattawa</a> &ndash; Seven Poems<br /><br /><a title="link to Azza Rashad's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/514/azza-rashad/">Azza Rashad</a> &ndash; Two short stories <i>My Mother's Eyes </i>and <i>The Nght . . . When all is Quiet <br /></i><br /><a title="link to Muwaffak al-Sawad's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/268/muwaffak-al-sawad/">Muwaffak al-Sawad</a> &ndash; Two Poems<br /><br /><a title="link to Samer Abu Hawwash's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/204/samer-abu-hawwash/">Samer Abu Hawwash</a> &ndash; Three Poems<br /><br /><a title="link to Mohammad Hassan Alwan's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/511/mohammed-hasan-alwan/">Mohammed Hassan Alwan</a> &ndash; Two short stories <i>Blonde Grass </i>and <i>Statistics<br /></i><br /><a title="link to Rania Mamoun's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/513/rania-mamoun/">Rania Mamoun</a> <br />&ndash; A short story <i>The Thirteen Months of Sunrise<br /></i><br /><a title="link to Adel Khozam's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/385/adel-khozam/">Adel Khozam</a> &ndash; Selected Poems<br /><br /><br /><b>LITERARY INFLUENCES</b><br /><br /><a title="link to Lutfiya Dulaimi's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/131/lutfiya-al-dulaimi/">Lutfiya Dulaimi</a> &ndash; <i>A Thousand and One Nights and The Fruits of the Earth<br /><br /><br /></i><b>TRIBUTE</b><br /><br /><a href="/contributors/551/noel_abdulahad/">Noel Abdulahad</a> (1939&ndash;2007)<br /><br /><a title="link to Elias Khoury biodata on Banipal" href="/contributors/337/elias-khoury/">Elias Khoury</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>Yalo<br /></i><br /><a title="link to Abdelkader Benali's biodata on Banipal" href="/contributors/613/abdelkader-benali/">Abdelkader Benali</a> &ndash; Poems <i>Ibn Khaldoun in Hollandia Felix<br /></i><br /><a title="link to Habib Selmi's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/184/habib-selmi/">Habib Selmi</a> &ndash; <i>Souad&rsquo;s Tale</i> &ndash; an excerpt from a novel <br /><br /><a title="link to Golala Nouri's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/462/golala-nouri/">Golala Nouri</a> &ndash; Poem <i>Are you sure you want to delete ...?<br /> </i><br /><a title="link to Elias Farkouh's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/293/elias-farkouh/">Elias Farkouh </a>&ndash; Three short stories <i>Creation</i>, <i>A Man I Don't Know </i>and <i>A Very Long Short Story</i><br /><br /><a title="link to Ibrahim Abdel Meguid's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/519/ibrahim-abdel-meguid/">Ibrahim Abdel Meguid</a> &ndash; <i>How clocks the watches stopped</i> or <i>Why we heard only the verses of hell in the large tent</i> &ndash; An excerpt from a novel <br /><br /><br /><b>INTERVIEW WITH A PUBLISHER</b><br /><br /><b><span style="color: #990000;"><span style="color: #0066cc;">"Literature is the doorway to a country's soul"</span><br /></span></b><br /><a title="Link to Michel Moushabeck bio info in Banipal" href="/contributors/525/michel-moushabeck/">Michel Moushabeck</a> of Interlink Publishing, <br />celebrating twenty years of publishing 1987&ndash;2007<br /><br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b><br /><br /><a href="/contributors/528/susannah-tarbush/">Susannah Tarbush</a> <i>The Lodging House </i>by <a href="/contributors/506/khairy-shalaby/">Khairy Shalaby</a><br /><br />Mona Zaki <i>Learning English</i> by <a href="/contributors/490/rachid-al-daif/">Rashid al-Daif<br /></a><br /><a href="/contributors/215/tarek-el-ariss/">Tarek el-Ariss</a> <i>Being Abbas el Abd </i>by <a href="/contributors/95/ahmed-alaidy/">Ahmad Alaidy </a><br /><br /><i> The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf </i>by<a href="/contributors/375/mohja-kahf/"> Mohja Kahf</a><br /><br /><a href="/contributors/631/zuzana-kratka/">Zuzana Kratka</a> <i>Maryam&rsquo;s Maze </i>by <a href="/contributors/58/mansoura-ez-eldin/">Mansoura Ez-Eldin</a><br /><br /><a href="/contributors/526/volker-kaminski/">Volker Kaminski</a> <i>Das Gest&auml;ndnis des Fleischhauers </i>by <a href="/contributors/57/hussain-al-mozany/">Hussain al-Mozany</a><br /> <span style="color: #ff0000;"><br />All these book reviews can be read online. Click <a title="link to Banipal book reviews to read online" href="/book_reviews/">here</a> for full iist of online book reviews, originally reviewed in Banipal issues<br /></span><br /><br /><b>EVENTS</b><br /><br />London: <a title="link to 2007 Translation Prize award page" href="/prize/">Translation Prizes Award</a> ceremony <br />Ledbury and London: <a title="Link to Lebanese Poets UK events July 2007" href="/events/">Celebrating Lebanese Poets</a> <br />Frankfurt: International Book Fair. For photo-report click <a title="link to photo-report event page" href="/events/">here</a><br /><br /><i>Please go to the following links for information on the translators for Banipal 30</i> <br /><br /><a title="link to Piers Amodia's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/515/piers-amodia/">Piers Amodia</a>, <a title="Link to Sinan Antoon's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/54/sinan-antoon/">Sinan Antoon</a>, <a title="link to Ali Azeriah's page on Banipal" target="_blank" href="/contributors/280/ali-azeriah/">Ali Azeriah</a>, <a title="link to Issa J Boullata's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/86/issa-j-boullata/">Issa J Boullata</a>, <a title="link to William M Hutchins' page on Banipal" href="/contributors/516/william-m-hutchins/">William M Hutchins</a>, <a title="link to John Irons' page on Banipal" href="/contributors/512/john-irons/">John Irons</a>, <a title="link to Khaled al-Masri's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/517/khaled-al-masri/">Khaled al-Masri</a> , <a title="link to Christina Phillips biodata on Banipal" href="/contributors/518/christina-phillips/">Christina Phillips</a>, <a title="link to Jenny Steel's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/520/jenny-steel/">Jenny Steel</a> and <a title="link to Max Weiss's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/521/max-weiss/">Max Weiss</a><br /><br />and to the following links for the reviewers <a title="link to Tarek El-Ariss's page on Banipal" href="/contributors/215/tarek-el-ariss/">Tarek El-Ariss</a> , <a href="/contributors/526/volker-kaminski/">Volker Kaminsk</a>i, <a href="/contributors/631/zuzana-kratka/">Zuzana Kratka</a> and <a href="/contributors/528/susannah-tarbush/">Susannah Tarbush</a></p> Autumn/Winter 2007
22 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: <a href="/contributors/551/ahmed_moualla/" title="liknk to Ahmed Moualla's page on Banipal">Ahmed Moualla</a><br /><b><br /></b><i>Banipal 29</i> is packed with Summer reading, excerpts of novels, features and photo-reports. We pay tribute to the late Iraqi poet Nazik al-Malaika who revolutionised modern Arabic poetry, and to Moroccan author Driss Chra&iuml;bi. The issue opens with an excerpt from Hassan Daoud&rsquo;s novel <i>Year of the Revolutionary New Bread-Making Machine</i>, due out in October, his second in English translation...<a target="_blank" title="Link to B28" href="/back_issues/56/issue_29/">(read more)</a><i><br /></i><a href="/back_issues/issue.php?id=56" target="_blank" title="link to back issue Banipal 29"></a></p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="H84B3R3EAVQNJ" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 29 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 29 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 B29-FC-Main.jpg B29-FC-Small.jpg [empty string] 29 0 0 0 1 56 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="H84B3R3EAVQNJ" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 29 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 29!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p>Salih Altoma introduces a major feature on the pioneer Iraqi novelist Ghaib Tu&lsquo;ma Farman, with excerpts from two of his novels &ndash; the first time his work has been translated into English. The <i>Literary Influences</i> column charts the journey of Palestinian writer, scholar and translator<b> </b>Issa J Boullata, while Moroccan poet and literator Mohammed Bennis<b> </b>is featured in an in-depth interview and poetry in translation by Camilo Gomez-Rivas.<br /><br />Novelists include Saudi Arabian Yousef al-Mohaimeed with an excerpt from his novel <i>The Bottle</i>; Lebanese-Palestinian Nabil Abu Hamad with an excerpt from <i>The Cripple</i>, Lebanese Abbas Beydoun with an excerpt from <i>Blood Test</i> and Iraqi Duna Ghali with an excerpt from her novel <i>When the Scent Awakens.</i><br /><br />Poems in translation are from Sargon Boulus, Issa Makhlouf, D H Melhem, Amira Abul Husn, Salah al-Hamdani and Sinan Antoon. Just one short story in this issue from Wafa Malih,<i> </i>entitled<i> NO!<br /></i><br />Cover artist is Syrian painter <a href="/contributors/373/ahmad-moualla/" title="liknk to Ahmed Moualla's page on Banipal">Ahmed Moualla</a><br /><b><br />CONTENTS</b><br /><br />Editorial<br /><br />Nazik al-Malaika (23 August 1923 &ndash; 20 June 2007) &ndash; <i>A Tribute</i><br /><a href="/contributors/365/hassan-daoud/" title="Hassan Daoud contributor page">Hassan Daoud</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>Year of the Revolutionary New Bread-Making Machine</i><br /><a href="/contributors/124/sargon-boulus/" title="Sargon Boulus contributor page">Sargon Boulus</a> &ndash; Eight Poems<br /><a href="/contributors/197/youssef-al-mohaimeed/" title="Youssef al-Mohaimeed contributor's page">Yousef al-Mohaimeed</a> &ndash; Excerpt from a new novel <i>The Bottle</i><br /><a href="/contributors/354/issa-makhlouf/" title="Issa Makhlouf's contributor's page">Issa Makhlouf </a>&ndash; Selected Poems <br /><a href="/contributors/366/d-h-melhem/" title="D H Melhem contributor's page">D H Melhem</a> &ndash; Two Poems<br /><br /><b>Literary Influences</b><br /><a href="/contributors/86/issa-j-boullata/">Issa J Boullata</a> &ndash; <i>Books and I</i> <br /><br /><b>Feature on pioneer Iraqi novelist <a href="/contributors/367/ghaib-tuma-farman/" title="Ghaib Tu'ma Farman">Ghaib Tu&lsquo;ma Farman</a> </b><br /><a href="/contributors/364/salih-j-altoma/">Salih Altoma</a> &ndash; <i>Introduction</i> <br />Excerpt from the novel <i>Five Voices [Khamsat Aswat]</i><br />Excerpt from <i>Mr Ma&lsquo;ruf&rsquo;s Woes [Alaam al-Sayyid Ma&lsquo;ruf]</i> <br /><a href="/contributors/516/william-m-hutchins/">William M Hutchins </a><i>Introduction to Mr Ma&lsquo;ruf&rsquo;s Woes</i> <br /><br /><a href="/contributors/371/nabil-abu-hamad/">Nabil Abu Hamad </a>&ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>The Cripple</i><br /><a href="/contributors/59/abbas-beydoun/" title="Abbas Beydoun's page">Abbas Beydoun</a> &ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>Blood Test</i><br /><a href="/contributors/138/duna-ghali/" title="Duna Ghali's page">Duna Ghali </a>&ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>When the Scent Awakens</i><br /><a href="/contributors/368/amira-abul-husn/">Amira Abul Husn</a> &ndash; Fifteen Poems<br /><a href="/contributors/370/salah-al-hamdani/">Salah al-Hamdani</a> &ndash; Six Poems<br /><a href="/contributors/54/sinan-antoon/" title="Sinan Antoon's page">Sinan Antoon</a> &ndash; A Poem <i>Necropolis</i> <br /><a href="/contributors/369/wafa-malih/">Wafa Malih</a> &ndash; A short story <i>NO!</i><br /><br /><b>Feature on <a href="/contributors/119/mohammed-bennis/" title="Mohammed Bennis's page">Mohammed Bennis</a> </b><br />Introduction and interview by <a href="/contributors/372/camilo-gomez-rivas/">Camilo Gomez-Rivas</a><br />Poems from the collections <i>Gift of the Void</i> and <i>Over There You Stay </i><br /><br />Driss Chra&iuml;bi (1926 &ndash; 1 April 2007) &ndash; <i>A Tribute</i><br /><br /><b>Book Reviews</b><br />Mona Zaki <i><a href="/admin/publications/book_reviews" title="Review of the book">Thieves in Retirement</a> </i>by Hamdi Abu Golayyel<br /><a href="/contributors/594/peter-clark/">Peter Clark</a> <i>My Name is Salma </i>by Fadia Faqir<br /><a href="/contributors/563/judith-kazantzis/">Judith Kazantzis</a> <a href="/book_reviews/" title="review of the book"><i>I&lsquo;jaam &ndash; An Iraqi Rhapsody</i></a> by Sinan Antoon<br /><a href="/contributors/215/tarek-el-ariss/">Tarek el-Ariss</a> <i>The Illusion of Return</i> by Samir el-Youssef<br /><a href="/contributors/631/zuzana-kratka/">Zuzana Kratka</a> <i>Cairo Stories </i>by Anne-Marie Drosso<br /><br /><b>Books in Brief</b><br />New editions of Nawal el Saadawi&rsquo;s <i>The Hidden Face of Eve, God Dies by the Nile</i> and <i>Woman at Point Zero</i>; <i>Tales of Juha: Classic Arab Folk Humour</i>; <i>Distant Train</i> by Ibrahim Abdel Megid; <i>The Anchor Book of Modern Arabic Fiction</i>, edited by Denys Johnson-Davies; <i>Learning English</i> by Rachid al-Daif translated by Paula and Adnan Haydar; <i>The Journals of Sarab Affan</i> by Jabra Ibrahim Jabra translated by Ghassan Nasr; <i>Streetwise</i> by Mohamed Choukri; <i>Pyramid Texts </i>by Gamal al-Ghitani translated by Humphrey Davies; <i>The Last of the Angels</i> by Fadhil al-Azzawi translated by William M Hutchins; <i>Maryam&rsquo;s Maze</i> by Mansoura Ez-Eldin trans. Paul Starkey; <i>Wolves of the Crescent Moon</i> by Yousef el-Mohaimed, trans Anthony Calderbank; <i>Women on a Journey between Baghdad and London</i> by Haifa Zangana, translated by Judy Cumberbatch; <i>Being Abbas el Abd</i> by Ahmed Alaidy trans. Humphrey Davies; <i>The Essential Gibran </i>and <i>A Little Book of Love</i> both compiled by Professor Suheil Bushrui; <i>Swimming Toward the Light</i> by Angela Tehaan Leone; <i>Does the Land Remember Me?</i> by Aziz Shihab; <i>Arab Culture and the Novel &ndash; Genre, Identity and Agency in Egyptian Fiction</i>, by Muhammad Siddiq; <i>La Part de L&rsquo;&eacute;tranger </i>by Kadhim Jihad Hassan; Voices of Exiles : A Study of al-Tayyib Salih and his Work by Ami Elad-Bouskila; <i>Letters from Cairo</i> by Pauline Kaldas; <i>Rituals of Memory in Contemporary Arab Women&rsquo;s Writing </i>by Brinda Mehta<br /><br /><b>Events</b><br /><i>Dearborn, USA, 17&ndash;20 May 2007</i>: RAWI Arab-American Writers Conference<br /><i>New York, 23 May 2007</i>: Celebrating Lebanese Poets with Banipal<br /><i>Amman, 27&ndash;28 April 2007</i>: Next Page Foundation at Arab Thought Conference <br /><i>Abu Dhabi, 31 March&ndash;7 April 2007</i>: International Book Fair<br /><br />Contributors and Translators</p> Summer 2007
23 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Adel El Siwi<br /><br />Every issue now we seem to be saying farewell to a well-known Arab literary figure. We open sadly with a tribute to Mai Ghoussoub, the London-based Lebanese co-founder of Saqi Books, writer and artist, who died so suddenly in February. We dedicate our major feature on Lebanese poetry to her memory...(<a href="/back_issues/55/issue-28/" target="_blank" title="Banipal 28 contents page">Read more)<br /></a></p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="FMBTJ4PXYQPNU" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 28 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 28 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" height="1" border="0" width="1" /> </form> 1 Banipal28-FC-main.jpg Banipal28-FC-thumb.jpg [empty string] 28 0 0 0 1 55 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="FMBTJ4PXYQPNU" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 28 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 28!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" height="1" border="0" width="1" /> </form> <p>Lebanese poets occupy an extremely important place in the Arab poetry scene, both contemporaneously and historically; this feature presents selected works by 32 poets celebrating, at the same time, the 50 years&rsquo; anniversary of the first issue of the revolutionary <i>Shi&rsquo;r</i> poetry magazine. Among the poets are those well-known outside the Arab world such as Ounsi el-Hage, V&eacute;nus Khoury-Ghata, Abbas Beydoun, Abdo Wazen, Paul Chaoul and Salah St&eacute;ti&eacute;, and many others who hopefully soon will be.<br /><br />Fiction writers from Egypt, Iraq and Kuwait begin the issue. In Gamal el-Ghitani&rsquo;s modernist masterpiece <i>Pyramid Texts</i>, being published by AUC Press, the enigmatic power of the pyramids is skilfully interwoven with threads of Islamic history and Sufi mysticism in a quest for wisdom and enlightenment.<br /><br />Cover artist is the Egyptian painter (and poetry translator from Italian) Adel El Siwi</p><p><b>CONTENTS<br /></b><br />Editorial <br /><a href="/contributors/358/mai-ghoussoub/" title="Mai Ghoussoub tribute page">Mai Ghoussoub</a> &ndash; a Tribute <br /><a href="/contributors/188/miral-al-tahawy/" title="Miral al-Tahawy page">Miral al-Tahawy</a> Excerpt from the novel <i>Gazelle Tracks</i><br /><a href="/contributors/220/fadhil-al-azzawi/" title="Fadhil al-Azzawi page">Fadhil al-Azzawi</a> Excerpt from the novel <i>Cell Block 5</i><br /><a href="/contributors/139/gamal-el-ghitani/" title="Gamal el-Ghitani page">Gamal el-Ghitani</a> Excerpt from the novel <i>Pyramid Texts</i><br /><a href="/contributors/252/taleb-alrefai/" title="Taleb Alrefai page">Taleb Alrefai</a> Excerpt from the novel <i>Samar&rsquo;s Words</i><br /><br /><b>FEATURE ON LEBANESE POETRY</b><br /><br />Celebrating <i>Shi&rsquo;r</i> magazine &ndash; Issue No 1,1957<br /><a href="/contributors/145/bassam-hajjar/" title="Bassam Hajjar page">Bassam Hajjar</a> <br /><a href="/contributors/344/yehia-jaber/" title="Yehia Jaber">Yehia Jaber</a><br /><a href="/contributors/340/jawdat-fakhreddine/">Jawdat Fakhreddine</a><br /><a href="/contributors/71/joumana-haddad/" title="Joumana Haddad">Joumana Haddad</a><br /><a href="/contributors/352/salah-stetie/" title="Salah St&eacute;ti&eacute;">Salah St&eacute;ti&eacute;</a> <br /><a href="/contributors/345/youssef-bazzi/" title="Youssef Bazzi">Youssef Bazzi</a><br /><a href="/contributors/297/sabah-zwein/" title="Sabah Zwein">Sabah Zwein</a> </p><p>Charles Chahwan<a href="/contributors/341/suzanne-alwayan/" title="Suzanne Alwayan"><br />Suzanne Alwayan<br /></a><a title="Fidel Sbeity" href="/contributors/349/fidel-sbeity/">Fidel Sbeity</a><br /><a title="Mohammed Ali Shams al-Din" href="/contributors/347/mohammed-ali-shams-al-din/">Mohammed A S al-Din</a><br /><a title="Zeinab Assaf" href="/contributors/339/zeinab-assaf/">Zeinab Assaf</a> <br /><a href="/contributors/353/ghassan-jawad/" title="Ghassan Jawad">Ghassan Jawad</a><br /><a href="/contributors/551/bilal_khubbayz/">Bilal Khubbayz</a><br /><a href="/contributors/141/eskander-habache/" title="Eskander Habache">Eskander Habache</a><br /><a href="/contributors/346/charbel-dagher/">Charbel Dagher</a><br /><a href="/contributors/89/akl-awit/" title="Akl Awit">Akl Awit</a> <br /><a href="/contributors/239/inaya-jaber/" title="Inaya Jaber">Inaya Jaber</a><br /><a href="/contributors/355/henry-zoghaib/">Henry Zoghaib</a><br /><a href="/contributors/257/wadih-saadeh/">Wadih Sa&rsquo;adeh<br />Etel Adnan<br />Jad El Hage</a><br /><a href="/contributors/348/hassan-al-zein/">Hassan al-Zein</a><br /><a href="/contributors/491/nazem-al-sayed/">Nazem el-Sayed</a><br /><a href="/contributors/75/venus-khoury-ghata/">V&eacute;nus Khoury-Ghata</a><br /><a href="/contributors/192/abdo-wazen/">Abdo Wazen<br />Amal Nawwar</a><br /><a href="/contributors/351/hassan-abdallah/">Hassan Abdallah</a><br /><a href="/contributors/342/chawki-bazih/">Chawki Bazih</a><br /><a href="/contributors/127/paul-chaoul/">Paul Chaoul</a><br /><a href="/contributors/59/abbas-beydoun/">Abbas Beydoun<br />Ounsi El Hage<br /></a><br /><b>A TRAVELLING TALE </b><br /><a title="Link to Issa Makhlouf's page" href="/contributors/354/issa-makhlouf/">Issa Makhlouf</a> &ndash; <i>Journey around the Pyramids</i><br /><br /><b>INTERVIEW WITH A PUBLISHER</b><br /><a href="/contributors/356/hesham-bahari/">Hesham Bahari</a>, publisher of Alhambra F&ouml;rlag<br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b><br />Zuzana Kratka reviews <i>De Niro&rsquo;s Game</i> by Rawi Hage<br />Judith Kazantzis reviews <i>Saraya, The Ogre&rsquo;s Daughter </i>by Emile Habiby<br />Susannah Tarbush reviews <i>Remember me to Lebanon</i> by Evelyn Shakir <br />and <i>Dreams of Water </i>by Nada Awar Jarrar<br />Saadi Youssef reviews <i>Stories from Ancient Iraq </i>retold by Fran Hazelton<br />Peter Clark reviews <i>Modern Arabic Literature </i>by Paul Starkey<br /><br /><b>BOOKS IN BRIEF<br /><br />POETRY AWARDS</b><br />The 2007 Golden Wreath to Mahmoud Darwish<br />La Plume Grand Prix to Musa Hawamdeh<br />Contributors and Translators</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Spring 2007
24 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Nabil Abu Hamad<br /><b><br />Farewell, Naguib Mahfouz! </b>The issue opens with tributes to the &ldquo;writer of the world&rdquo;, the late Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz, by Banipal&rsquo;s editor and contributing editors Roger Allen and Peter Clark. Further on in the issue, the well-known Iraqi author Jalil al-Qaisi is remembered by Fadhil al-Azzawi...<a target="_blank" title="Link to B27" href="/back_issues/53/issue_27/">(read more) </a><b><br /></b></p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="UD4Y7YPU4DQSS" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 27 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 27 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 FC-B27-Main.jpg FC-B27-Thumb.jpg [empty string] 27 0 0 0 1 53 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="UD4Y7YPU4DQSS" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 27 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 27!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p><b>Fourteen fiction writers</b> dominate this issue, among them ten women authors. Basra is the setting for two disturbing but gripping stories by Iraqi author Luay Hamza Abbas. From Syria, three novelists writing completely different genres of novels: Salim Barakat with mysterious, highly inventive place-names and characters that take the reader to another world, Nabil Sulaiman with a modern setting and topical references, for instance to Michael Moore and George in a novel designed to make the reader think; and Nihad Sirees&rsquo;s <i>A State of Passion</i> &ndash; an enthralling saga of life among the marginalised in 1930s Syria. <b><br /></b></p><p><b><br />CONTENTS</b><br /><br />Cover artist: Nabil Abu Hamad<br /><br />Editorial &ndash; <i>Farewell, Naguib Mahfouz<br /></i><br /><a href="/contributors/325/luay-hamza-abbas/">Luay Hamza Abbas</a> Two short stories <i>Closing his Eyes and A Much-travelled Man<br /></i><a href="/contributors/186/alawiya-sobh/">Alawiya Sobh</a> Excerpt from the novel <i>Dunya</i><br /><a href="/contributors/240/rabia-raihane/">Rabia Raihane</a> A short story <i>The Se&ntilde;ora</i><br /><a href="/contributors/118/salim-barakat/">Salim Barakat</a> Excerpt from the novel <i>Hydrahodahose Caves</i><br />introduced by <a href="/contributors/86/issa-j-boullata/">Issa J. boullata</a><br /><a href="/contributors/324/salwa-bakr/">Salwa Bakr</a> A short story <i>The River Nile<br /></i><a href="/contributors/328/fadwa-al-qasem/">Fadwa al-Qasem</a> Two short stories <i>My Shirt and The Loop <br /></i><a href="/contributors/332/nabil-sulaiman/">Nabil Sulaiman</a> &ldquo;Dance of the Wicker Basket&rdquo; <br />&ndash; an excerpt from the novel <i>Hypostases of Day and Night<br /></i><a href="/contributors/334/fatma-yousif-al-ali/">Fatma Yousif al-Ali</a> Two short stories <br />&ndash; <i>Nothing Shameful and A Feminine Ending<br /></i><a href="/contributors/333/sahar-tawfiq/">Sahar Tawfiq</a> A short story <i>Two Blue-Gum Trees in Giza</i><br /><a href="/contributors/329/hayet-raies/">Hayet Raies</a> A short story <i>Azrael and the Author<br /></i><a href="/contributors/326/malika-moustadraf/">Malika Moustadraf</a> (1963&ndash;2006) A short story <i>A Mere Difference<br /></i><a href="/contributors/159/ghalia-kabbani/">Ghalia Kabbani</a> A short story <i>A Cup of Tea with Mrs Robinson<br /></i><a href="/contributors/195/salima-saleh/">Salima Salih</a> Two short stories <i>Forgiveness Tree and The Revenant<br /></i><a href="/contributors/330/nihad-sirees/">Nihad Sirees</a> Excerpt from the novel <i>A State of Passion<br /></i><a href="/contributors/327/lamia-makaddam/">Lamia Makaddam</a> Three Poems <br /><a href="/contributors/551/firas_sulaiman/">Firas Sulaiman</a>: Three Poems <br /><br /><b>A TRAVELLING TALE<br /></b><a href="/contributors/317/youssef-rakha/">Youssef Rakha <br /></a>Excerpts from <i>Beirut shi Mahal, Beirut &ndash; Some Place<br /></i><br /><b>INTERVIEW WITH AN EDITOR<br /></b>Brian Whitaker, editor of Arab Gateway, <a href="http://www.al-bab.com/">www.al-bab.com</a> <br /><br /><b>OBITUARY<br /></b><a href="/contributors/220/fadhil-al-azzawi/">Fadhil al-Azzawi</a> remembers <a href="/contributors/259/jalil-al-qaissi/">Jalil al-Qaisi </a>(1936&ndash;2006) <br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS<br /></b><br />Stephen Watts reviews poetry in translation<br /><i>Why Did You Leave The Horse Alone?</i> by <a href="/contributors/65/mahmoud-darwish-1941-2008/">Mahmoud Darwish</a><br />and <i>Lebanon: Poems of Love and War</i> by Nadia Tu&eacute;ni<br /><br />Peter Clark <i>Voices from the Other World: Ancient Egyptian Tales <br /></i>by Naguib Mahfouz<br /><br />Peter Clark <i>Abdelrahman Munif and Iraq</i> by Maher Jarrar<br />Zuzana Kratka <i>The Heron</i> and<i> Nile Sparrows</i> by <a href="/contributors/91/ibrahim-aslan/">Ibrahim Aslan</a><br /><br /><b>BOOKS IN BRIEF</b><br /><br /><b>EVENTS<br /></b>Banipal Translation Prize &ndash; <i>First Prizewinner<br /></i>Banipal Live UK tour &ndash; 14-20 August <br />Leipzig: <i>Adel Karasholi at 70<br /></i>London: <i>Mourid Barghouti Reading<br /></i>Frankfurt: <i>2006 Book Fair, 3-8 October <br /></i><br />Contributors and Translators</p> Autumn/Winter 2006
25 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Sattar Kawoosh<br /><br />This issue was designed especialy for Summer reading and includes much thought-provoking and captivating fiction. There's a short story by Jamal Mahjoub, an excerpt &ldquo;Earthquake Nightmare&rdquo; from a novel by Tunisian author Hassan Nasr which,...<a target="_blank" title="Link to B26" href="/back_issues/52/issue_26/">(read more)</a></p><p><a href="/back_issues/issue.php?id=52" target="_blank" title="Back issue Banipal No 26"><br /></a> </p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="M35NVR5BF884Y" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 26 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 26 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 B26 FC-Main.jpg B26 FC-Thumb.jpg [empty string] 26 0 0 0 1 52 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="M35NVR5BF884Y" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 26 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 26!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p>...in view of the devastating current events in Lebanon, is particularly chilling, recounting as it does the experience of the hero Murtada when his house collapses on top of him. There's a feature on Six Iraq Novelists &ndash; Saadi Yousef, Mohammed Khudayyir, Lutfiya Dulaimi, Fadhil al-Azzawi, Kadhim al-Hallaq and Inaam Kachachi &ndash; whose works all open up onto vivid and often painful episodes of life in Iraq. <br /><br />The feature on NEW WRITING IN EGYPT continues with works by five young authors, and the LITERARY INFLUENCES feature is provided by the late renowned and respected Jordanian writer Ghalib Halasa from a collection of his articles on writing.<br /><b><br />CONTENTS</b><br /><br />Cover artist: Sattar Kawoosh<br /><br />EDITORIAL Four Arab authors touring in Britain<br /><br />Jamal Mahjoub &ndash; A short story <i>In the Long Shadows </i> <br />Hassan Nassr &ndash; &ldquo;Earthquake Nightmare&rdquo; A chapter from the novel <i>Return to Dar al-Basha</i><br />Siham Bouhlal &ndash; <i>Three Poems</i> <br /><br /><b>LITERARY INFLUENCES </b><br />Ghalib Halasa <i>We are the Generation without Teachers</i><br /><br /><b>NOVELS BY SIX IRAQI AUTHORS</b><br />Saadi Youssef &ndash; &ldquo;Fadhil al-Marzoog&rdquo; An excerpt from <i>Triangle of the Circle</i><br />Mohammad Khudayyir &ndash; &ldquo;First Exploration&rdquo; An excerpt from <i>Basrayatha</i><br /><br />Saadi Youssef &ndash; TRIBUTE to Mahdi Issa al-Saqr<br /><br />Lutfiyya Dulaimi &ndash; An excerpt from <i>Hayat&rsquo;s Garden</i><br />Fadhil al-Azzawi &ndash; Burhan Abdullah&rsquo;s Secret Chest An excerpt from <i>The Last of the Angels</i><br />Kadhim al-Hallaq &ndash; An excerpt from <i>My One-Eyed Father and his Six Wives</i><br />Inaam Kachachi &ndash; A chapter from <i>Streams of Hearts</i><br /><br /><b>NEW WRITING IN EGYPT continued</b><br />Yasser Abdel Latif &ndash; A chapter from <i>The Law of Inheritance</i><br />Girgis Shukry &ndash; <i>Four Poems</i><br />Mustafa Zikri &ndash; <i>Four Tales </i><br />Hamdy el-Gazzar &ndash; Chapters from the novel <i>Black Magic</i><br />Youssef Rakha &ndash; A short story <i>Dead Man&rsquo;s Town</i><br /><br /><b>A TRAVELLNG TALE</b><br />Ali Mosbah &ndash; <i>Istanbul Diary</i><br /><br /><b>INTERVIEW WITH AN EDITOR</b><br />Michel Beard and Adnan Haydar, Editors, Middle East Literature in Translation Series, Syracuse University Press <br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b><br />Susannah Tarbush <i>In the Country of Men</i> by Hisham Matar<br />Zuzana Kratka <i>Le roman arabe </i>by Kadhim Jihad Hassan<br />Margaret Obank <i>Burning in the Past Tense</i> by Suhail Shadoud <br />Hussain al-Mozany <i>Sophia</i> by Mohammad Hassan Alwan<br /><br /><b>BOOKS IN BRIEF</b><br /><br /><i>Contributors and Translators</i></p> Summer 2006
26 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Mai Refky<br /><br />100-page feature of works by Egypt's new generation of cosmopolitan young writers who use their pens to debunk the heroic self, the totalitarian idea of the nation and the single voice...<a target="_blank" title="Link to B25" href="/back_issues/35/issue_25/">(read more) </a></p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="4ZW7LGYW8DBSC" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 25 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 25 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 B25-fc.gif B25-fc-small.gif [empty string] 25 0 0 0 1 35 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="4ZW7LGYW8DBSC" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 25 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 25!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p>"These young writers", says Marie-Th&eacute;r&egrave;se Abdel-Massih in her introduction, "have abandoned closed plots with structured elements to capture the dispersed, the elusive and the contingent that constitute the every day." PLUS the Libyan authors Ibrahim al-Koni and Khaled Mattawa<br /><b><br />CONTENTS</b></p><p>Cover artist: Mai Refky<br /><br />EDITORIAL <br />Tribute to <a href="/contributors/551/mohammad_al_maghut/" target="_blank" title="Mohammad al-Maghut biodata">Mohammad al-Maghut</a> (1934-2006)<br /><br />Ibrahim al-Koni "The Visitor" <br />Excerpt from the novel <i>Al-Bahth An al-Makan al-Da&rsquo;i <br />[The Seven Veils of Seth]</i><br />Hartmut F&auml;hndrich on al-Koni <i>The Desert &ndash; our Life</i><br /><br /><b>LITERARY INFLUENCES </b><br />Khaled Mattawa <i>The Relation of my Influences </i><br /><br /><b>FEATURE ON NEW WRITING IN EGYPT</b><br />Introduced by Marie-Th&eacute;r&egrave;se Abdel-Messih <i>Debunking the Heroic Self</i> <br />Hamdy Abowgliel Excerpts from <i>Thieves in Retirement</i><br />Iman Mersal Poems <br />Alaa al-Aswany Two short stories<br />Mansoura Ez-Eldin Excerpt from <i>Maryam&rsquo;s Maze</i> <br />Ibrahim Farghali A short story<br />Independent Egyptian publisher wins International Award<br />Fatima Naoot Two Poems<br />Montasser El-Qaffash Excerpt from the novel <i>To See Now</i><br />Zahra Yusri A Poem <i>It&rsquo;s Night</i><br />Nagat Ali Two Poems<br />Ahmed Alaidy Excerpt from <i>Being Abbas el Abd</i><br />Emad Abu Saleh Two poems <br />Haytham al-Wardany Two short stories<br />Rana al-Tonsi Poems from <i>A Rose for the Last Days</i><br />Safaa Ennagar A short story <i>Amoeba</i><br />Tamer Fathy Three Poems <br />Ashraf Abdelshafy Two short stories<br />Emad Fouad A Poem<br />Yasser Abd el-Hafez Excerpt from <i>On the Occasion of Life</i><br />Sawiris Fiction Prizes for Egyptian Literature<br /><br /><b>A TRAVELLING TALE </b><br />Waiel Ashry <i>Going to Williamsburg</i><br /><br />Mohammed Mustagab (d. 2005)<br />A story<i> The Hired Killer</i> and a true account <i>Ola the Hit Man</i><br />with introduction by Mona Zaki<br /><br /><b>INTERVIEW WITH AN EDITOR </b><br />Jane Spender, PEN International<br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b><br />Peter Clark <i>Memories in Translation</i> by Denys Johnson-Davies<br />Sophie Richter-Devroe <i>Die Reise des Granadiniers</i> by Rabee Jaber<br />Tarek al-Ariss <i>Gate of the Sun</i> by Elias Khoury<br />Stephen Watts <i>Here and There: a Selection of Poems</i> by Basim Furat<br />Mona Zaki <i>I Loved You for your Voice</i> by S&eacute;lim Nassib <br />Chawki Bazih <i>Cabaret Su&rsquo;ad</i> by Mohammed Suwaid<br />Lulu Norman <i>Le Diamantaire</i> by Yasmine Khlat<br />Margaret Obank <i>Yasser Arafat Looked at Me and Smiled</i> by Yussef Bazzi <br /><br /><b>EVENTS</b><br />London: British Council Seminars on Arabic-English Translation<br />Berlin: The Iraqi Equation &ndash; Iraqi Culture and Literature<br />Cairo: Celebrating 1000 translations into Arabic</p> Spring 2006
27 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Mohamed Melehi<br /><br />Includes excerpts from novels by Hanan al-Shaykh and V&eacute;nus Khoury-Ghata plus an extract from The World of Saddam Hussein and from Samar Yazbek. There are short stories by Ahmed Bouzfour, the late Samir Naqqash, and Ali al-Kasimi, and others by Huzamah Habayeb, Haifa Bitar, Jamila Omairah, Aroussia Naluti and Salwa al-Neimi...<a target="_blank" title="Link to B24" href="/back_issues/33/issue_24/">(read more)</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="5AAQ67RN5AVRJ" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 24 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 24 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 back_large_24.jpg back_thumb_24.jpg [empty string] 24 0 0 0 1 33 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="5AAQ67RN5AVRJ" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 24 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 24!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p>THE TRAVELLING TALE is an extract from Mohamed al-Makhzangi&rsquo;s <i>Memories of a Meltdown</i>. THE INTERVIEW WITH AN EDITOR is with Stefan Weidner of the Goethe Institute&rsquo;s <i>Fikrun wa Fann</i> magazine. Reviews include Mouloud Feraoun&rsquo;s <i>The Poor Man&rsquo;s Son, The Yacoubian Building, A Wall Between Two Darknesses, Abdullah&rsquo;s Secrets, The Land Border</i> and <i>Damascus: Taste of a City</i>. Full details of the Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation (HL to Prize Page on Trust site), the first prize specifically for Arabic literary translation into English, are given in this issue.<br /><b><br />CONTENTS</b><br /><br />Cover artist: Mohamed Melehi<br /><br />EDITORIAL &ndash; Announcing the Banipal Translation Prize<br />Hanan al-Shaykh Excerpt from her novel <br /><i> Hikayati Sharhun Yatool [My Story is Too Long to Tell]</i><br />Ahmed Bouzfour A short story <i>The Ostrich Hunter</i><br />Saadi Youssef A poem <i>New Orleans</i><br />Mahdi Haydar Excerpt from <i>The World of Saddam Hussein</i><br />Aroussia Naluti A short story <i>&ldquo;You taught me to love life, Father&rdquo;</i><br />Lukman Derky A poem <i>O Syria</i> <br />Fadhil al-Azzawi A poem <i>Unsuccessful Film</i> </p><p>Samar Yazbek Excerpt from Salsal [Clay]</p><p>Salwa al-Neimi A short story <i>The Siesta</i><br />Majid Addam From the poem <i>On the Street, I repeat &ldquo;Good Night&rdquo;</i><br />V&eacute;nus Khoury-Ghata Excerpt from <i>A House at the Edge of Tears</i><br />Ali al-Kasimi A short story <i>Circles of Sorrow</i><br />Monzer Masri Three Poems<br />Huzamah Habayeb A short story <i>One Afternoon</i><br />Akl Awit Three Poems<br />Haifa Bitar A short story <i>My Name is Alaa</i><br />Samir Naqqash A short story <i>Tantal</i><br />Jessica Bloom on Samir Naqqash <i>Language, Dialects and Identity</i><br />Jamila Omairah A short story <i>Wild Mint</i><br />Joumana Haddad A poem <i>The Return of Lilith</i><br />Shaker Laibi Six Poems<br />Rachida Madani A poem from <i>Tales from a Severed Head</i><br /><br /><b>A TRAVELLING TALE</b> <br />Mohamed Makhzangi Excerpt from <i>Memories of a Meltdown</i><br /><br /><b>INTERVIEW WITH AN EDITOR</b><br />Stefan Weidner, of Art &amp; Thought<br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b><br />James Kirkup <i>The Poor Man&rsquo;s Son</i> by Mouloud Feraoun<br />Eleanor Kilroy <i>The Yacoubian Building</i> by Alaa Al Aswany<br />Hussain al-Mozany <i>[A Wall Between Two Darknesses] </i>by Balqis<br />Sharara &amp; Rifat Chadirji; <i>[Abdullah&rsquo;s Secrets] </i>by Habib Selmi<br /><i> [The Land Border]</i> by Maysalun Hadi;<br />Margaret Obank <i>Damascus: Taste of a City </i><br /> by Marie Fadel as told to Rafik Schami</p><p>Eleanor Kilroy <i> The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool: A Syrian Journey</i> by Marius Kociejowski<br /><br />The Banipal Translation Prize for Arabic Literary Translation: Rules and Conditions<br /><br /><b>EVENTS</b><br />Paris: Celebrating 10 Years of <i>Kitab fi Jareeda</i></p><p>Marrakesh: International Festival of Arts and Literature</p><p>Assilah: International Cultural Festival</p> Autumn 2005
28 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Dima Hajjar<br /><br />Opening authors are Palestinians Ala Hlehel and Mahmoud Darwish. There are two major features &ndash; on Omani poet Saif al-Rahbi and on the late Syrian poet Saniya Salih. Two powerful figures from North Africa, both writing in French, are Abdellatif La&acirc;bi from Morocco and Abdelwahab Meddeb from Tunisia...<a target="_blank" title="Link to B23" href="/back_issues/32/issue_23/">(read more)</a></p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="H7JBF6RVDHKKA" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 23 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 23 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 back_large_23.jpg back_thumb_23.jpg [empty string] 23 0 0 0 1 32 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="H7JBF6RVDHKKA" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 23 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 23!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p>Lebanese poet and journalist Joumana Haddad writes about her interviews with international authors such as Paul Auster, Umberto Eco and Jos&eacute; Saramago. Peter Ripken, of <i>Literatur Nachrichten</i>, is this issue&rsquo;s magazine editor in the INTERVIEW WITH AN EDITOR. And Samuel Shimon kicks off a new series of illustrated TRAVELLING TALES with his own<i> Steppenwolf Goes to San Francisco</i> &ndash; by train from New York! LITERARY INFLUENCES features Iraqi poet Fadhil al-Azzawi.<br /><b><br />CONTENTS</b></p><p>Cover artist: Dima Hajjar </p><p>Ala&rsquo; Hlehel A short story <i>My Husband is a Bus Driver</i><br />Mahmoud Darwish A Poem<i><br />Not Like a Foreign Tourist Would</i><br />Duna Ghali A short story <i>Sip</i><br /><br /><b>FEATURE ON</b> Omani poet <b>Saif al-Rahbi</b><br />with poems translated by Anton Shammas, <br />introduction by Fadhil al-Azzawi, <br />interview by Abdulla al-Harrasi and profiles by<br />Fakhri Saleh, Eskandar Habache and Khalid al-Maaly<br /><br />Abdellatif La&acirc;bi Excerpt from <i>Le Fond de la Jarre</i><br />Abdelwahab Meddeb Five Poems <br />Joumana Haddad Article <i>The Forty Thieves of Fire and Me</i> <br />Hamid al-Iqabi A short story <i>The Banjo Player</i><br />Mowaffk al-Sawad Three Poems<br /><br /><b>FEATURE ON </b>Syrian poet <b>Saniya Salih</b> (1939-1995) <br />with poems translated by Issa J Boullata, <br />an introduction by Abed Ismael<br />and profile by Abdo Wazen<br /><br /><b>LITERARY INFLUENCES</b><br />Fadhil al-Azzawi <i>I Lived a Magical Feast</i><br /><br />Thani al-Suweidi Six Poems<br />Jad el-Hage A chapter from the novel <i>The Myrtle Bush</i><br />Suleman Taufiq Fourteen Poems<br />Abu-Youssef Taha A short story <i>Black Lilies</i><br />Abed Ismael Three Poems<br />Nadiah Alkokabany A short story <i>Fireworks to Celebrate a Deflowering</i><br />Haggag Hassan Oddoul A short story<i> Nights of Musk</i></p><p><b>INTERVIEW WITH AN EDITOR</b><br />Peter Ripken, of <i>Literatur Nachrichten</i><br /><br /><b>A TRAVELLING TALE </b><br />Samuel Shimon <i>Steppenwolf Goes to San Francisco</i><br /><br /><b>TRIBUTE</b><br />Hisham Sharabi (1927&ndash;2005)</p><p><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b><br />Peter Clark <i> Modern Arabic Literature in Translation </i>by Salih Altoma and <i> Lexicon Arabischer Autoren</i> by al-Maaly &amp; Nagger<br />Margaret Obank <i>Anubis</i> by Ibrahim al-Kony<br />Eleanor Kilroy <i>Tomorrow is Another Day</i> by Khalid Kishtainy<br /><b><br />EVENTS</b><br />London: Caine Prize for African Writing<br />London: Edwar al-Kharrat and Selim Matar &ndash; South Bank Reading<br />Paris: Assia Djebar: Algerian joins Acad&eacute;mie fran&ccedil;aise<br />Rabat: Moroccan&ndash;German Dialogue in Poetry <br />Rotterdam: Emad Fouad at Poetry International Festival</p> Summer 2005
29 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Sadradeen<br /><br />Includes excerpts from novels by Najwa Barakat, Ali al-Domaini, Baha Eddine Taoud and Aziz Chouaki, poems by established poets Abbas Beydhoun, Ibrahim Nasrallah, Salah Hassan, Nazih Abu Afash, Inaya Jaber and Rasha Omran and from Palestinian-Americans writing in English Lisa Suher Majaj and Fady Joudeh...<a target="_blank" title="Link to B22" href="/back_issues/31/issue_22/">(read more)</a></p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="FRSHTR3XDFRJY" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 22 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 22 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 back_large_22.jpg back_thumb_22.jpg [empty string] 22 0 0 0 1 31 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="FRSHTR3XDFRJY" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 22 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 22!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p>There are short stories by Tayeb Salih, Ali Mosbah, Issa Boullata, Mohamed Choukri, Rabia Raihane, Mansoura Ez-Eldin and Hussain al-Mozany. LITERARY INFLUENCES is by Rafik Schami, Interview with Birgitta Wallin, editor of Swedish magazine Karavan. Reviews of Zayni Barakat (re-issue), Die Reise nach Tell al-Lahm and An Iraqi in Paris.<br /><br /><b>CONTENTS</b></p><p>Cover artist: Sadradeen</p><p>Ali Mosbah A short story <i>Wind</i><br />Abbas Beydhoun <i>Six Poems</i><br />Najwa Barakat Excerpt from <i>A Busload of Good People</i><br />Hassan al-Shami reviews <i>A Busload of Good People</i><br />Tayeb Salih A short story <i>If She Comes</i><br />Ibrahim Nasrallah <i>Eight Poems </i><br />Salah Hasan A Poem <i>An Old Song about the Plains</i><br />Mansoura Ezeldin A short story <i>Butrus: A Distant Hazy Face</i><br />Ali al-Domaini Excerpt from the novel <i>The Grey Cloud</i><br />Nazih Abu Afash <i>Three Poems</i><br />Hussain al-Mozany A short story <i>The Last Wish</i><br />Inaya Jaber <i>Thirteen Poems</i><br />Issa J Boullata A short story <i>A Retired Gentleman</i><br />Rabia Raihane A short story <i>A Red Spot</i><br />Fady Joudah A Poem <i>Along Came a Spider</i><br />Lisa Suhair Majaj <i>Two Poems</i><br />Baha Edinne Taoud Excerpt from the novel <i>Beyond the Self</i><br />Rasha Omran A Poem <i>When Longing Tormented Me</i><br />Mohamed Choukri A short story <i>Men Have All the Luck </i><br />Aziz Chouaki An Excerpt from <i>The Star of Algiers</i><br /><br /><b>INTERVIEW WITH AN EDITOR</b><br />Birgitta Wallin of <i>Karavan</i> magazine<br /><br /><b>TRIBUTE</b><br />Samir Naqqash (1938&ndash;2004)</p><p><b>LITERARY INFLUENCES</b><br />Rafik Schami <i>What I learnt from Sheherazade</i><br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b><br />Peter Clark Re-issue of Gamal el-Ghitani&rsquo;s <i>Zayni Barakat</i><br />Sophie Richter-Devroe <i>Die Reise nach Tell al-Lahm by Najm Wali</i><br />[The Journey to Tell al-Lahm]</p><p>Fadhil al-Azzawi <i> An Iraqi in Paris</i> by Samuel Shimon</p><p><b><br />EVENTS</b><br />Prince Claus Fund Award to Mahmoud Darwish</p><p>Dance-Drama: &ldquo;Texterminators&rdquo; by Mai Ghoussoub </p> Spring 2005
30 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Azzawi<br /><br />c. Fiction of Gamal el-Ghitani, Mahmood Abdel Wahab, Jalil al-Qaisi and others. LITERARY INFLUENCES file is by Lebanese poet Abbas Beydhoun &ndash; <i>The Stranger, The Outsider and the Foreigner</i><br /><b></b></p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="RN8PM6X82TXJQ" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 21 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 21 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 back_large_21.jpg back_thumb_21.jpg [empty string] 21 0 0 0 1 30 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="RN8PM6X82TXJQ" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 21 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 21!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p>&ldquo;Barakat has established herself as one of the most intriguing voice among modern Arab novelists&rdquo; <b>Anton Shammas</b><br /><br />&ldquo;Shimon plunges into the pulsing essence of life to create an intimate and enthralling world that touches our hearts and souls&rdquo; <b>Fadhil al-Azzawi<br /></b><br /><b><br />CONTENTS</b></p><p>Cover artist: Azzawi</p><p>Editorial &ndash; <b>21 issues of dialogue and exchange</b><br />Hoda Barakat &ndash; Chapters from <i>Disciples of Passion</i> <br />Fadhil al-Azzawi &ndash; Chapters from <i>The Dead City</i><br />Mohammed Achaari &ndash; Eight Poems <br />Emad Fouad &ndash; Two Poems<br />Akram al-Katreb &ndash; A poem <i>My Father</i><br />V&eacute;nus Khoury-Ghata &ndash; A poem <i>The Sailors Without a Ship</i><br />Faisal Darraj &ndash; <i>Mamdouh Adwan and the freedom of the prolific creator</i><br />Sinan Antoon &ndash; Five Poems <br />Tarek Eltayeb &ndash; A Short Story <i>The Sweetest Tea with the Most Beautiful Woman</i><br />Amina Sa&iuml;d &ndash; Five Poems <br />Eskandar Habache &ndash; Poem <i>I Suffer from Autumn </i><br />Shimon Ballas &ndash; Excerpts from the novel <i>Outcast</i><br />Ammiel Alcalay on <i>A Unique Chronicle of Iraqi History</i><br />Mahmood Abdel Wahab &ndash; Two Short Stories <br /><i>A Different Kind of Woman</i> and <i>An Exceptional Passer-by</i><br />Mahdi Issa al-Saqr on Mahmood Abdel Wahab<br />Faraj Bayraqdar &ndash; Eight Poems<br />Maher Menzalji &ndash; A Short Story<i> The Grand Plan</i> <br />Jalil al-Qaisi &ndash; A Short Story <i>Zulaikha</i><br />Fadhil al-Azzawi on Jalil al-Qaisi<br />Haifa Bitar &ndash; From the novel <i> A Woman of this Modern Age</i><br />Ashur Twebi &ndash; Six Poems <br />Qassim Haddad &ndash; Five Poems <br />Gamal el-Ghitani &ndash; A Short Story The Crop <br />Samuel Shimon &ndash; <i>The Assyrian Bear</i>, a chapter from a novel<br />Mohammad al-Abbas &ndash; <i>Women Novelists in Saudi Arabia</i><br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b><br />Stephen Watts <i>She Says</i> by V&eacute;nus Khoury-Ghata<br />Maudie Bitar <i>A Woman of this Modern Age</i> by Haifa Bitar<br />Guy Bennett <i>A Red Cherry on a White-Tiled Floor</i>, poems by Maram al-Massri</p><p>Stephen Watts Poems of Mourid Barghouti <i>A Small Sun</i></p><p>Mona Zaki Novel of Youssef al-Mohaimeed <i>Traps of Scent</i> </p><p><b>LITERARY INFLUENCES</b><br />Abbas Beydhoun <i>The Stranger, The Outsider and the Foreigner</i><br /><br /><b>EVENTS</b><br />Rabat: Mediterranean Poetry Festival</p> Autumn 2004
31 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Feryel<br /><br />Includes a 13-page interview with poet Saadi Youssef, a 57-page feature on the novel in Saudi Arabia with eight authors, including Abdul Khal, Turki al-Hamad and Ghazi Algosaibi (profile). Plus fiction from Mahmoud Shukair and four other authors. Poetry from Mohammed Al-Harthi and two others...<a target="_blank" title="Link to B20" href="/back_issues/29/issue_20/">(read more)</a><br /><b></b></p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="9S23QV6V6RYVA" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 20 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 20 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 back_large_20.jpg back_thumb_20.jpg [empty string] 20 0 0 0 1 29 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="9S23QV6V6RYVA" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 20 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 20!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p>LITERARY INFLUENCES file is from Palestinian author Mahmoud Shukair &ndash; Hemingway in Palestine. And reviews of two prize-winning books by poet Chawki Albdelamir and novelist Hafid Bouazza, and of Naguib Mahfouz&rsquo;s first trilogy. The issue kicks off with an extended interview with the Iraqi poet Saadi Youssef, which interweaves the prosaic &ldquo;I was born . . . &ldquo; with an explanation of how, after the pre-Islamic era, Arabic poetry became centred on allegories and metaphors and how the modern literary battleground is to reclaim the real world. It&rsquo;s gripping, fascinating and important.<br /><b><br />John Crace, The Guardian, 2 October 2004</b><br /><b><br /><br />CONTENTS</b><br /><br />Saadi Youssef in conversation with Banipal<br /><br /><b>EDITORIAL</b><br /><br />Mahmoud Shukair: Two short stories &ndash; <br /><i>Shakira&rsquo;s Picture</i> and <i>Mordechai&rsquo;s Moustaches and his Wife&rsquo;s Cats</i><br />Mohammed Al-Harthi: Six Poems<br />Introduced by Saadi Youssef<br />Rabia&rsquo;a al-Ossaimi: A poem <i>Family Photo</i><br />Ahmed El-Madini: A short story <i>The Laws of Absence</i><br /><br /><i>Advance Notice &gt; &gt; BANIPAL LIVE &lt; &lt; <br />First-ever UK Tour of Arab authors 29 October &ndash; 13 November 2004</i><br /><br />Ibrahim Saadi: A short story &ndash; <i>Confessions of a Man Coming from the Dark</i><br />Ali Bader: Excerpt from the novel <i>The Naked Feast</i><br />Aziz Azrhai: Seven Poems<br />Samuel Shimon: <i>The Hedgehog </i>&ndash; a chapter from an autobiographical novel </p><p><b>FEATURE ON THE NOVEL IN SAUDI ARABIA</b><br />Abdu Khal: <i>Establishing an Aesthetic</i><br />Ali Zalah: <i>The Progress of the Novel in Saudi Arabia</i><br />Turki al-Hamad: Two chapters from <i>Shumaisi</i><br />Laila al-Juhni: &ldquo;Jeddah is Sinking&rdquo; &ndash; an excerpt from <i>The Waste Paradise</i><br />Youssef al-Mohaimeed: Two chapters from <i>Traps of Scent</i><br />Abdu Khal: Three chapters from <i>Times Spares No One</i><br />Khalid Kishtainy: <i>Ghazi Algosaibi A MAN OF MANY PARTS</i> <br />Zainab Hifni: Excerpt from <i>No More Tears</i><br />Abdullah al-Taezi: A Note on the Saudi Novel<br />Abdullah al-Taezi Excerpt from <i>Al-Hafa&rsquo;ir still Lives</i><br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b><br />Peter Clark: The first three novels of Naguib Mahfouz &ndash; <i>Khufu&rsquo;s Wisdom, Rhapodis of Nubia</i> and <i>Thebes at War</i><br />James Kirkup: Poems of Chawki Abdelamir <i>L&rsquo;Ob&eacute;lisque d&rsquo;Ana&iuml;l</i>, Winner of the Max Jacob International Poetry Prize, 2004<br />Mona Zaki: <i>Yawm al-Din [Judgement Day]</i> by Rasha al-Ameer<br />Emad Fouad: on <i>Paravion</i> by Hafid Bouazza, Winner of Belgium&rsquo;s 2004 Golden Owl Prize<br /><br /><b>LITERARY INFLUENCES</b><br />Mahmoud Shukair: <i>Hemingway in Palestine</i> <br /><br /><b>EVENTS</b><br />Book Launch: <i> Tomorrow is Another Day</i> by Khalid Kishtainy</p><p>London Launch of <i>Without an Alphabet, Without a Face</i> by Saadi Youssef and <i>Miracle Maker</i> by Fadhil al-Azzawi</p><p>Cairo Conference: <i>Translation and Interaction of Cultures</i></p><p>Book Launch: <i>Transit Beirut</i> ed: Roseann Khalaf &amp; Malu Halasa</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Summer 2004
32 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Youssef Abdelk&eacute;<br /><br />New size 245 x 170mm - 160 pages illustrated. Tributes to the late Abdelrahman Munif and Mohamed Choukri. Part 3 of series (49 pages) on Iraqi literature with 11 authors. Profile and poems of Mohammed Bennis. And other works by 7 poets and 6 fiction-writers. New series on LITERARY INFLUENCES: Hassouna Mosbahi writes on James Joyce in Tunisia.</p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="BQDR9FWY5VRFC" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 19 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 19 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 back_large_19.jpg back_thumb_19.jpg [empty string] 19 0 0 0 1 28 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="BQDR9FWY5VRFC" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 19 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 19!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p><b>CONTENTS</b><br /><br /><b>TRIBUTE</b> to Abdelrahman Munif (1933-2004)<br />from Banipal, Abdo Wazen, Abdu Khal, <br />Abdallah al-Ghathami, Sa&rsquo;ad al-Bazei, Gamal el-Ghitani<br />and Ibrahim Abdel Meguid. Interview by Eskandar Habache<br /><br /><b>TRIBUTE </b>to Mohamed Choukri (1935-2003)<br />with photographs from his life with writers<br /><br /><b>EDITORIAL</b><br />Mohammed Bennis &ndash; Profile &amp; Poems<br />James Kirkup &ndash; letter to Mohammed Bennis<br /><br />Ghalia Kabbani A short story <i>Dreams of a Well-Bred Girl</i><br />Abdo Wazen Selected Poems<br />Zahir al-Ghafri Selected Poems<br />Mohammed Sof A short story <i>A Very Marginal Man</i><br />Joumana Haddad Five Poems<br />Latifa Baqa &ndash; short story <i>Bad Soup!</i><br />Ebrahim al-Khaldi Two poems<br />Ziad Khaddash A short story <i>The Absence of a Sister</i><br />Youssef al-Mohemeed Three Poems<br />Ahmad Nuaimi A short story<i> The Dictator&rsquo;s Delicacy</i><br />Hassan Nasr Four Very Short Stories<br />Marwan Ali A poem<br />Mohja Kahf Two poems<br /><br /><b>FEATURE ON IRAQI AUTHORS &ndash; part 3</b><br />Fawzi Karim Selected Poems, introduced by Saadi Simawe<br />Kadhim Jihad Essay <i>The Iraqi landscape in the early poems of Badr Shakir al-Sayyab</i><br />Lutfiyya al-Dulaimi A short story <i>What the Storytellers Did not Tell</i><br />Golala Nouri Three Poems<br />Najim A Mustafa &ndash; <i>Tales from Three Bags of Raisins</i><br />Kadhim al-Hallaq Three Short Stories <br />Abid Jaafar A short story <i>A Maze of a House</i><br />Mahmoud Sa&rsquo;id A short story <i>Bitter Morning</i><br />Samuel Shimon Two Poems<br />Salima Saleh Short story <i>Those Boys</i><br />Sinan Antoon &ndash; Excerpt from novel <i>Diacritics</i><br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS </b><br />Richard McKane <i>Miracle Maker</i>, selected poems of Fadhil al-Azzawi<br />Margaret Obank <i>Adama</i> by Turki al-Hamad<br />Anthony Thwaite <i>Zodiac of Echoes</i> by Khaled Mattawa<br />Margaret Obank <i>The World&rsquo;s Embrace</i> by Abdellatif La&acirc;bi<br />James Kirkup <i> Continent de douleurs</i> by Fawzi Karim<br />Susannah Tarbush <i>Fatma</i> by Raja Alem<br />James Howarth <i>The Bleeding of the Stone</i> by Ibrahim al-Koni <br />and <i>Saeed the Pessoptimist</i> by Emile Habiby<br />Shakir Mustafa <i>Where the Rivers Meet</i> by Herbert Mason<br />Mona Zaki <i>Qawarib Jabaliyyah </i>by Wajdi al-Ahdal<br /><b><br />LITERARY INFLUENCES</b><br />Hassouna Mosbahi James Joyce in Tunisia</p> Spring 2004
33 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Kareem Risan<br /><br />Includes Farewells to Edward Said and Wilfred Thesiger. Part Two of series (47 pages) on Iraqi literature with 22 authors. 11-page feature on novelist Habib Selmi. Poems by Khaled Mattawa, Nouri al-Jarrah and four others. Profile of novelist Hassan Nasr by Hartmut F&auml;hndrich</p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="5JWDV3LX5QKUG" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 18 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 18 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 back_large_18.jpg back_thumb_18.jpg [empty string] 18 0 0 0 1 27 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="5JWDV3LX5QKUG" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 18 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 18!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p><b>CONTENTS</b> <br /><br />EDITORIAL<br /><br /><b>Edward Said (1935-2003)</b><br />Great intellectual and fighter for justice and humanity <br /><br /><b>Farewell, Wilfred of Arabia (1910-2003)</b><br /><br /><b><br />FEATURE ON NOVELIST HABIB SELMI</b><br />Samuel Shimon interviews the Tunisian author<br />Excerpt from Habib Selmi&rsquo;s novel <i>Ushaq Bayya [Bayya&rsquo;s Lovers]</i><br /><br />Khaled Mattawa: Poem<i> Dark Anthem </i> <br />Abdulilah Salhi: Two poems <br />Sa&iuml;d el-Baz: Four Poems<br />Saad Sarhane: Ten Poems<br />Yassin Adnan: Seven poems<br />Nouri al-Jarrah: Five poems<br /><br />Hartmut F&auml;hndrich: Portrait of Tunisian novelist Hassan Nasr<br /><br /><br /><b>FEATURE ON WRITERS AND POETS FROM IRAQ <br />Part 2</b><br />Buland al-Haydari: Nine poems <br />Salih J. Altoma: <i>Buland al-Haydari (1926-1996)</i><br />Abdel Khaliq al-Rikabi: Short story <i>Mad Dog Disease</i><br />Sargon Boulus: Six poems <br />Mahdi Issa al-Saqr: <i>Please, No More Flags!</i> excerpt from new novel<br />Vivian Slioa: Two poems <br />Abdul Wahab al-Bayati: Poem <i>Death and the Lamp</i><br />James Howarth: <i>Al-Bayati&rsquo;s Perfect City</i><br />Abdelkareem Kasid: Ten poems <br />Abdul Rahman al-Majedi: Four Poems<br />Ibtisam Abdallah: Short story <i>The Nursery</i><br />Hadiyya Hussein: Short story <i>No One Knew That </i><br />Mouayed al-Rawi: Poem <i>The Processions of March </i><br />Sinan Antoon: Two poems<br /><br /><b>Six Iraqi authors from Baghdad give their views</b><br />Mahdi Issa al-Saqr, Saad Mohammed Raheem, Natiq Khaloosy,<br />Wared Bader al-Salem, Mohammed Darwish Ali &amp; Taha Hamid Shabeeb<br /><br />Samuel Shimon: Short story <i>Two Royalists on Quatorze Juillet</i><br /><br />Hussain al-Mozany Portrait of poet-publisher Khalid al-Maaly <br /><br /><b>REVIEWS OF BOOKS BY IRAQI AUTHORS </b><br />M Obank <i>Tales of Old Baghdad</i> by Khalid Kishtainy<br />Matthias Munsch <i>Dreissig Orientalische M&auml;rchen</i> by Najim A. Mustafa<br />M Obank <i> Nine Parts of Desire</i> a play by Heather Raffo<br /><br /><br /><b>REVIEWS OF BOOKS BY OTHER AUTHORS </b><br />Susannah Tarbush <br /><i>The Bullet Collection</i> by Patricia Saffarian Ward,<br /><i>Intersections &ndash; Gender, Nation and Women in Arab Women&rsquo;s Novels</i> ed. L M Majaj<br /><i>The last Migration</i> by Jad El-Hage<br /><br /><i>James Howarth</i> <br /><i>Children of the Water</i> by Ibtihal Salem<br /><i>Just Like a River</i> by Mohammad Kamel al-Khatib<br /><i>Leaves of Narcissus</i> by Somaya Ramadan <br /><br /><i>Peter Clark </i> <br /><i>1. . . 2. . . 3. . . 4 Bomm</i> by Abdul-Aziz al-Surayi and Saqr al-Rashoud<br /><br /><b>EVENTS </b> <br />Dublin Writers&rsquo; Festival, June 2003<br />Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, November 2003</p> Autumn 2003
34 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Kadhim al-Khalifa<br /><br />Includes Part One of 3-part series on contemporary Iraqi authors with 27 authors (50-pages); 12-page feature on author Rabee Jaber. Plus work by novelist Alawiyya Subuh, introduced by Nirvana Tanoukhi. Profile of poet Qassim Haddad<br /><br /><b>This issue is now out of print.&nbsp; Because of requests for this issue, we are investigating the possiblity of a small reprint. </b>If you would be interested in purchasing a copy of a reprint, please email us directly on <a target="_blank" title="Opens subscribe@banipal.co.uk email window" href="mailto:subscribe@banipl.co.uk">subscribe@banipl.co.uk</a>, to let us know. </p> 1 back_large_17.jpg back_thumb_17.jpg [empty string] 17 0 0 0 1 26 1 [empty string] [empty string] <p><b>CONTENTS</b><br /><br />EDITORIAL<br /><br /><b>FEATURE ON NOVELIST RABEE JABER</b><br />&bull; Faisal Darraj: The Voice of Writing and the Dawn of History <br />&bull; Rabee Jaber: excerpt from the novel Youssef the Englishman<br />&bull; Anton Shammas: The Ropes of Rabee Jaber<br />&bull; Hartmut F&auml;hndrich Through Many Looking Glasses<br /><br />Bassam Frangieh on Bahraini poet <br /><i>Qassim Haddad &ndash; Resignation and Revolution </i><br /><br />Nirvana Tanoukhi introduces novelist Alawiyya Subuh<br />Alawiya Sobh: Excerpt from the novel <i>Mariam of the Stories</i><br /><br />Maisoon Saqr: Poem <i>A Mad Man Who does not Love Me</i><br /><br /><b><br />FEATURE ON WRITERS AND POETS FROM IRAQ</b><br /><b>Part One</b><br /><br />Badr Shakir al-Sayyab: Poem<i> Song of Rain</i><br />Saadi Youssef: Poem <i>Spring Showers</i><br />Hussain al-Mozany: Excerpt from <i>Mansur, or the Allure of the Occident</i><br />Hussain al-Mozany: <i>tribute to Jean Dammo</i><br />Abdul Wahab al-Bayati: Poem<i> The Birth and Death of Aisha</i><br />Bassam Frangieh on Al-Bayati:<i> Journey of Birth and Death</i><br />Fadhil al-Sultani: Poem <i>What Shall I do with this War?</i><br />Mahmoud al-Braikan: Seven poems<br />Kadhim Jihad on al-Braikan: <i>The poet of long and heroic silence </i><br />Samuel Shimon: Six poems<br />Janan Jassim Hillawi: Short Story <i>Evening Descended like a Bird</i><br />Hashem Shafiq: Seven poems<br />Samira al-Mana: Short Story<i> The Soul</i><br />Haifa Zangana: Short Story <i>Parallel Lives</i><br />Abdul Sattar Nasser: Short Story <i>Goodbye, Hippopotamus</i><br />Kadhim Jihad on Iraqi Literature: <i>A multi-millennial continuity</i><br />Kadhim Jihad: Two poems<br />Muhsin al-Ramli: Excerpt from the novel <i>Scattered Crumbs</i><br />Salah Niazi: Excerpt from the poem <i>The Runaway President</i><br />Shakir Mustafa introduces novelist Abdul Rahman Majeed al-Rubaie<br />Abdul Rahman Majeed al-Rubaie: Excerpt from the novel <i>The Tattoo</i> <br />and a Short Story <i>A Man and A Woman</i><br />Abdulhadi Sadoun: Poems<br /><br /><b>What will be the new future for the literature and culture of Iraq</b><br /><i>Iraqi authors and artists give their views</i><br />Literary critic Fatima Mohsen, poet Saadi Youssef, <br />artist Faisal Laibi and poets Hashem Shafiq, Fadhil al-Azzawi,<br />Fadhil al-Sultani and Fawzi Karim<br /><br /><br /><b>REVIEWS OF BOOKS BY IRAQI AUTHORS</b> <br />Mona Zaki <i> [Baba Sartre]</i> by Ali Badr<br /><br />Stephen Watts <i>Without an Alphabet Without a Face</i><br />Selected poetry of Saadi Youssef, trans. Khaled Mattawa<br /><br />Matthias Munsch <i>Mansur oder der Duft des Abendlandes</i> by Hussain al-Mozany<br /><br />James Kirkup <i>Le Cerceuil d&rsquo;Enkidou</i> by Abdul Rahman Tuhmazi<br /><br />M Obank <i>Delights from the Garden of Eden &ndash; a Cookbook and History of Iraqi Cuisine</i> by Nawal Nasrallah</p> Summer 2003
35 [empty string] <p>Cover Artists:<b> </b> Vladimir Tamari, Samira Badran<br /><br />Special 131-page feature on contemporary Palestinian literature with 54 authors &ndash; poems, fiction, reviews, profiles. PLUS Poems from Abd al-Aziz al-Maqalih, Saadi Youssef and others.</p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="LEYAUYTGYLFKJ" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 15/16 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 15/16 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;10.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;15.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" height="1" border="0" width="1" /> </form> 1 pub_20100510133513.jpg thumb_20100510133513.jpg [empty string] 15 16 0 0 1 25 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="LEYAUYTGYLFKJ" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 15/16 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 15/16!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;10.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;13.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;15.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" height="1" border="0" width="1" /> </form> <p><b>Double issue <br /><br />Cover Artists </b> Vladimir Tamari, Samira Badran<br /><br /><b>CONTENTS</b><br /><br /> <br />EDITORIAL <i>Palestinian Literature: Solidarity with Admiration</i><br /><br />Abd al-Aziz al-Maqalih: Selected poems from <i>The Book of Sana&rsquo;a</i><br />Saadi Youssef: Two poems <br />Hala Mohammad: Poems<br />Jamil Hatmal: Short story <i>The Testimony of a Carpenter called Wahid</i><br />Samuel Shimon: Poems<br />Zuhair al-Jezairy: <i>The Scream</i> &ndash; an excerpt from a novel <br /><br /><b>FEATURE on CONTEMPORARY PALESTINIAN LITERATURE</b><br />Mahmoud Darwish <br />Sahar Khalifeh <br />Aida A Bamia <br />Huzamah Habayeb <br />Samer Abu Hawwash <br />Rasmi Abu Ali <br />Naomi Shihab Nye <br />Seema Atalla<br />Saud al-Asadi <br />Mahmoud Shukair <br />Faisal Darraj <br />Izzidin al-Manasrah <br />Adania Shibli <br />Jihad Hudaib <br />Zakaria Mohammed <br />Ziad Barakat <br />Ghassan Kanafani <br /><i>M Obank on Ghassan Kanafani </i><br />Sharif S Elmusa <br />Iman Bassir<br />Majed Atef <br />Omar Shabbanah <br /><i>Bassam Frangieh on Emile Habiby</i><br />Atef Abu Saif <br />Salman Natour<br />Musa Hawamdeh <br />Mahmoud al-Rimawi<br />Nasri Hajjaj <br />Ahmad Dahbour<br />Omar al-Qattan reviews Joe Sacco's <i>Palestine</i><br />Samir el-Youssef <br />Mahmoud A Hashhash <br />Anas al-Ayla <br />James Kirkup &mdash; reviews <i>Abu Jmeel's Daughter and other stories</i><br /> Ziad Khaddash<br />Mohammad Ghanaiem <br />Salman Masalha<br />Hussein al-Barghouthi <br />Nathalie Handal<br />Khaled Abdallah <br />Raba&rsquo;i Madhoun <br />Ala&rsquo;a Hlehel <br />Rashad Abu Shawar<i><br />Susannah Tarbush on Laila al-Atrash </i> <br />Walid Khazendar <br />Youssef Abdel-Aziz <br />Issa J Boullata <br />Liyana Badr <br />Ghazi el-Theeba <br />Khairi Mansour <br />Riyad Baydas <br />Mourid al-Barghouti <br />Yahya Yakhlif <br />Larissa Bender on Yahya Yakhlif<br />Ghassan Zaqtan <br />A M Qattan Foundation<br /><br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS </b> <br />Mona Zaki <i>They Die Strangers </i>by Mohammad Abdul-Wali<br />James Kirkup <i>A Sky So Close</i> by Betool Khedairi<br /><br /><b><br />EVENTS </b> <br />London: Poetry International &ndash; Saadi Youssef, Amjad Nasser <br />Mainz: World Congress ME Studies awards Edward Said <br />Casablanca: Third International Poetry Festival</p> /16 – Autumn 2002/Spring 2003
36 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Faisal Laibi Sahi<br /><br />27-page feature on Iraqi fiction with 6 authors including Mohammad Khodayyi, Mahdi Issa al-Saqr and Fuad al-Takarli. 17-page feature, with interview, on Syrian Kurdish novelist-poet Salim Barakat. Fiction from five authors including Rafik Schami and Miral al-Tahawy. Poems from Paul Chaoul.</p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="DJCXR89N7YNMQ" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 14 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 14 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 back_large_14.jpg back_thumb_14.jpg [empty string] 14 0 0 0 1 24 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="DJCXR89N7YNMQ" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 14 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 14!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p><b>Cover Artist Faisal Laibi Sahi</b><br /><br /><b>CONTENTS</b><br /><br />EDITORIAL Towards 2003<br /><b><br />FEATURE on IRAQI WRITERS </b><br />Ferial Ghazoul: <i>A Forest of Symbols &ndash; Iraqi Fiction Today</i><br />Mohammad Khodayyir: A short story <i>Yusif&rsquo;s Tales</i><br />Shakir Mustafa on Khodayyir: <i>The grocery store of memory</i><br />Jabbar Yassin Hussein: Short stories<br />Shakir Mustafa introduces <i>Mahdi Issa al-Saqr</i><br />Mahdi Issa al-Saqr: two short stories <i>Breaking Away</i> and <i>The Returnee</i><br />Mayselun Hadi: short story <i>Her Realm of the Real</i> <br />Ibrahim Ahmad: short story <i>The Man with the Umbrella</i><br />Fuad al-Takarli excerpt from the novel <i>Ring of Sand</i><br /><br />Paul Chaoul: Poem &ndash; excerpt from <i>Leaves of the Absent One</i> <br />introduced and translated by Abdul Kader El Janabi<br /><br /><b>FEATURE on SALIM BARAKAT</b><br />Subhi Hadidi: <i>Salim Barakat, poet and novelist</i><br />Salim Barakat: Three poems<br />Salim Barakat: Excerpts from <i>The Iron Grasshopper</i><br />Tetz Rooke: <i>Understanding the Landscape</i><br />Salim Barakat: Excerpts from <i>Sound the Trumpet!</i><br />Salma K Jayyusi: <i>Original, Stunning, Disturbing</i><br />Salim Barakat: Three poems<br />Interview with Salim Barakat: <i>Criss-crossed realities like a game with no rules</i><br />by Nasir Mu&rsquo;nis and Salah Abdel Latif<br />James Kirkup on Barakat&rsquo;s novel <i>Sages of Darkness</i> with translations of extracts <br /> <br />Miral al-Tahawy: Excerpt from her novel <i>Blue Aubergine</i><br /><br />Habib Tengour: Excerpt from the novel <i>The Old Man of the Mountain</i><br />Pierre Joris: A poetic voice of the post-colonial era<br /><br />Hadia Sa&rsquo;id: Three short stories <br /><br />Sayed Ragab: Short story <i>Rat</i><br /><br />Rafik Schami: Two short stories <i>The Scooter</i> and <i>The Birth</i> <br /> <br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS </b> <br />James Kirkup <i>Le Po&egrave;me de Tyr</i> by Abbas Beydoun with extract<br />Zahia Salhi <i>The trilogy Algerie</i> by Mohammed Dib<br />Tetz Rooke <i>Interpreting the Self</i> ed. Dwight Reynolds<br />Margaret Obank <i>Arabia of the Bedouins</i> by Marcel Kurpershoek<br />Peter Clark <i>The Road from Damascus</i> by Scott C. Davis<br /> <i> Three Journeys in the Levant </i>by Shusha Guppy<br /><br /><b>EVENTS </b> <br />Leeds Conference: Arab Voices in the Diaspora</p> Summer 2002
37 [empty string] <p>Includes special 56-page feature on contemporary Jordanian literature as Amman celebrates being the UNESCO Arab Capital of Culture in 2002, with 33 authors. PLUS 12-page feature, with interview, on the renowned Egyptian novelist Gamal el-Ghitani. Plus works of poets Mohammad al-Maghut and Abbas Beydhoun, fiction-writer Yasmine Khlat, and poet-author Abdul Kader el-Janabi.</p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="PM6EGKH3LCDUN" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 13 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 13 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; 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The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p><b>CONTENTS</b><br /><br />EDITORIAL &ndash; After New York and Washington, now Ramallah<br /><br />Mohammad al-Maghut: Selected Poems<br /><br /><b>FEATURE on GAMAL EL-GHITANI</b><br />&ndash; Interview by Nabil Sharaf el-Din<br />&ndash; Excerpt from the novel <i>To the Presidential Floor</i><br />with Translator&rsquo;s Note by Mona Zaki <br />&ndash; A short story: <i>Mystery Woman</i><br />&ndash; Faisal Darraj on <i>The aesthetics of experimental narrative</i><br /><br />Abbas Beydhoun: Six poems <br /><br />Yasmine Khlat: Excerpt from award-winning novel <i>Despair is a Sin<br /></i><br />Abdul Kader El Janabi: Profile, Excerpt from memoirs <i>Vertical Horizon</i>, Six poems<br /><br /><b>FEATURE ON JORDANIAN LITERATURE</b><br />Salah Jarrar: <i>Why Amman, the centre for Arab culture?</i><br />Fakhri Saleh: <i>Jordan&rsquo;s literary scene inside out</i><br />Mu&rsquo;nis al-Razzaz (1951&ndash;2002) <i>The Orbits of Echo</i> &ndash; an excerpt from the novel <i>Confessions of a Silencer</i><br />Fakhri Saleh <i>Farewell to Mu&rsquo;nis</i><br />Haydar Mahmoud: Three Poems<br />Zuleikha Abu-Risha: Three Poems<br />&rsquo;Arrar: Profile by Noel Abdulahad and Poems<br />Ziad Al-Anany: Four poems<br />Taher Riadh: Two poems<br />Khaled Al-Karaki: <i>The Jordanian Cultural Scene after 1989</i><br />Samiha Khreis: Excerpt from novel <i>The Poppy</i><br />Insaf Qal&rsquo;ajy: A short story <i>Estrangement</i><br />Ibrahim Nasrallah: Poems<br />Saoud Qabailat: Excerpt from novel <i>Side Alley</i><br />Mohammad Shaheen: The magazine <i>Al-Ufuq Al-Jadeed</i><br />Hashem Gharaibeh: A short story <i>The Lovers&rsquo; Ending</i><br />Mofleh al-Adwan: A short story<i> The Speckled Ones</i><br />Basma el-Nsour: <i>The Man Who Crossed the Street</i><br />Mohammad al-&rsquo;Amry: Four poems<br />Jamal Abu Hamdan: A short story <i>Falha and Dahham</i><br />Yayha al-Qaissi: A short story <i>The Lonely Supper</i> <br />Hikmat Nawayseh: Excerpt from <i>A Forest of Smoke</i><br />Jeryes Samawi: A poem<br />Habib al-Zeyoudi: Three Poems<br />Ahmad el-Nsour: Poem &ndash; <i>Quiet Days in Amman</i><br />Elias Farkouh: Excerpt from novel <i>Columns of Dust</i><br />Zuhayr Abu Shayeb: Two poems<br />Jameelh Amirah: A short story <i>Things Chaotic </i><br />Issa Batarseh: A poem<br />Hussain Jilaad: Four poems<br />Amjad Nasser: Four Poems<br />Ghalib Halasa: A short story <i>Fear</i><br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b> <br />Samir El-Youssef <i>The Author and his Doubles</i> by Abdelfattah Kilito<br />Susannah Tarbush <i> The Committee and Zaat </i>by Sonallah Ibrahim<br />Yasir Suleiman <i> On Identity</i> by Amin Maalouf<br />Mona Zaki <i>The Tiller of Waters</i> by Hoda Barakat<br /><br /><b>EVENTS</b> <br />Amsterdam Prince Claus Awards, December 2001<br />London World Poetry Day, 21 March 2002</p> Spring 2002
38 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Saad Ali<br /><br />A4 &ndash; 80 pages illustrated. Interview with novelist and critic Elias <br />Khoury. Tribute to Mohammed Zefzaf (1945-2001) and works. Works by poets Sargon Boulus, Saadi Youssef, Mohammed Bennis, Fadhil al-Azzawi, Inaya Jaber, Ghassan Zaqtan, Kadhim Jihad, Mouayed al-Rawi and Mohja Kahf. Works by Bensalim Himmich, Rashad Abu Shawar, Samuel Shimon, Mohammed Mustagab and Issa J Boullata. Plus Book Reviews and Events.<br /><br /><b>This issue is now out of print.&nbsp; Because of requests for this issue, we are investigating the possiblity of a small reprint. </b>If you would be interested in purchasing a copy of a reprint, please email us directly on <a target="_blank" title="Opens subscribe@banipal.co.uk email window" href="mailto:subscribe@banipl.co.uk">subscribe@banipl.co.uk</a>, to let us know. </p> 1 B12 - FC-Main.jpg B12 - FC-thumb.jpg [empty string] 12 0 0 0 1 48 1 [empty string] [empty string] <p><b>CONTENTS</b><br /><br />EDITORIAL &ndash; A Call from the House of Poetry in Morocco<br /><br />Sargon Boulus: Poems<br /><br /><b>INTERVIEW</b> <br />with Elias Khoury by Sonja Mejcher<br /><br />Saadi Youssef: Poem<br />Inaya Jaber: Poems<br />Bensalim Himmich: Excerpt from the novel <i>Power Crazy</i><br />Ghassan Zaktan: Poems<br /><b><br />TRIBUTE</b><br />Mohammed Zefzaf (1945 &ndash; 2001) <br />Tribute by Mohammed Bennis<br />Two short stories <i>Men and Mules</i> and <i>Ward 36</i><br /><br />Mouayed al-Rawi: Poems<br />Mohja Kahf: Poems <br />Rashad Abu Shawar: Excerpt from a memoir of return<br />Kadhim Jihad: Poems<br /><br />Mohammed Mustagab: Two short stories <i>The Exit </i>and <i>Hulagu</i><br /> with Profile by Mona Zaki<br /><br />Issa J Boullata: A short story <i>Vanity</i> <br />Fadhil al-Azzawi: <i>Poems from a UFO Window</i> selections<br />Mohammed Bennis: From the epic poem <i>Desert on the Brink of Light</i><br />Samuel Shimon: Text <i>&ldquo;You are a film, my son!&rdquo;</i> Photos Matthias Munsch<br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS </b> <br />Margaret Obank <i>The Adam of Two Edens</i> Selected poems of Mahmoud Darwish <br />Samir El-Youssef <i>The Open Door</i> by Latifa al-Zayyat <br />Lorraine Pounds <i> Only in London</i> by Hanan al-Shaykh<br />Margaret Obank <i>Here There was Once a Country</i> Poems by V&eacute;nus Khoury-Gata <br />Margaret Obank <i>Po&egrave;sie 1</i> &ndash; &ldquo;La Po&egrave;sie Arabe Contemporaine&rdquo;<br />Edward Mower <i>The Long Way Back</i> by Fuad al-Takarli<br />Samuel Shimon <i>L&rsquo;Oeuf d&rsquo;Autriche</i> by Raouf Moussad-Basta<br />Margaret Obank <i>Classic Palestinian Cookery</i> by Christiane Dabdoub Nasser<br />Geoffrey Nash <i>Coloured Lights</i> by Leila Aboulela <br /><br /><b>BOOKS IN BRIEF</b> <br /><br /><b>EVENTS</b></p> Autumn 2001
39 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Patricia Millns<br /><br />22-page feature, with appreciations and profiles on Moroccan poet Mohammed Kha&iuml;r-Eddine. Interviews with author Tayeb Salih and poet Abbas Beydhoun. Poems by Adonis, Etel Adnan and 11 others. Works by Abduallah Laroui, introduced by Kamal Abdellatif, and novelist Halim Barakat introduced by Bassam Frangieh.</p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="CMJE7VNNZXZ5C" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 10/11 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 10/11 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;10.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;15.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 pub_20120403171621.gif thumb_20120403171621.gif [empty string] 10 2001 0 0 1 22 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="CMJE7VNNZXZ5C" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 10/11 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 10/11!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;10.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;13.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;15.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p><b>CONTENTS</b><br /><br /><b>Editorial </b><br /><b><br />FEATURE ON Mohammed Kha&iuml;r-Eddine</b><br />with translations by <br />Marilyn Hacker, H&eacute;di Abdel-Jaouad, James Kirkup, <br />Martin Wilmot Bennett and Nadia Benabid; <br /><br />tributes and discussion from J M Le Cl&eacute;zio, Jean-Paul Michel, Jean Orizet, Abdellatif Abboubi, Pierre Joris, Samuel Shimon<br /><br />Abdallah Laroui: Excerpt from the novel <i>Papers </i> <br />with profile by Kamel Abdellatif<br /><br /><b>INTERVIEW</b> <br />with Abbas Beydhoun <i>Writing the language of absence</i><br />conducted by Camilo Gomez-Rivas<br /><br />Etel Adnan: Text <i>Further on . . .</i><br />Halim Barakat: Excerpt from the novel <i>The Crane</i> <br />Bassam Frangieh and Roger Allen: Afterword to <i>The Crane</i><br />Khaled Mattawa: Poems<br />Mohammed al-Ghozzi: Poems<br />Hassan Ben Othman: Excerpt from the novel <i>Promosport</i><br />Rachida el-Charni: Short stories<i> Life on the Edge</i> and <i>The Furnace</i> <br />Hassouna Mosbahi: Excerpt from the novel <i>Tarshish Hallucation</i><br /><br /><b>INTERVIEW</b> <br />with Tayeb Salih conducted by Mohammed Shaheen <br />with excerpt from <i>Season of Migration to the North</i><br /><br />Habib Tengour: Poems<br />Taleb al-Refai: Short stories <i>The Statue</i>, <i>The Sidra</i> and <i>The Seafront</i><br />Salima Saleh: Short stories <i>The Wheat Watchmen</i> and <i>The Enemy</i><br />Nora Amin: Excerpt from the novel <i>The Empty Pink Shirt</i><br />Iman Mersal: Poem <i>The Clot</i> <br />Abdel-Monem Ramadan: Poems <br />Lukman Derky: Poem <i>Guests who stir up the dust</i><br />Ghalya al-Said: Poems<br />Buthayna al-Nasiri: The short story of <i>Samah</i><br />Salah el-Moncef: <i>Al Dente</i> Excerpt from a novel in progress <br />Suad al-Kawari: Poems<br />Seema Atalla: Poems<br />Ahmed El-Shahawy: Poems from <i>The Book of Death</i><br />Nacera Mohammedi: Poems<br /><br />Adonis&rsquo; Collage Exhibition: Alain Jouffroy writes on the collages<br />Adonis: Poem <i>Travel guide to the forest of meaning</i><br />translated by Marilyn Hacker with V&eacute;nus Khoury-Ghata<br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b> <br />Margaret Obank: Under the Naked Sky &ndash; Short Stories<br />from the Arab World, trans. Denys Johnson-Davies <br />Ignacio Cembrero: Talking with <i>Cannibales</i> author Mahi Binebine <br />Samir el-Youssef: <i>I Saw Ramallah</i> by Mourid Barghouti <br />James Kirkup: <br /><i>Chants de la Folie de l&rsquo;Etre</i> poems by Kadhim Jihad, and<br /><i>Anthology: The Poetry of Arab Women</i> ed. Nathalie Handal<br />Mona Zaki <i>The Cairo House</i> by Samia Serageldin<br /><br /><b>BOOKS IN BRIEF</b><br /><br /><b>EVENTS</b><br />London: Dialogue through Poetry <br />Paris: Franco-Arab Poetry Festival<br />Kuwait: Arab Cultural Capital 2001</p> /11, Spring 2001/Summer 2001
40 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Mahi Binebine<br /><br />A4 &ndash; 80 pages illustrated. Feature on one of Morocco&rsquo;s best-known short story writer Mohammed Zefzaf, with introduction by Saadi Youssef. An annual fiction prize in his honour is awarded by the Assilah Festival. Interview with pioneer literary translator Denys Johnson-Davies. Lebanese fiction author Hoda Barakat is introduced by Anton Shammas. Plus works by Hani al-Raheb, introduced by Bassam Frangieh, and works by Said al-Kafrawi, introduced by Ferial Ghazoul. Also works by 7 poets and 8 fiction-writers, plus essay by critic and journalist Mohammad Ali Farhat.</p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="RNXRXLQXCLEYE" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 9 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 9 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." type="image" border="0" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 back_large_9.jpg back_thumb_9.jpg [empty string] 9 0 0 0 1 47 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="RNXRXLQXCLEYE" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 9 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 9!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." type="image" border="0" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p><b>CONTENTS</b><br /><br /><b>EDITORIAL</b><br /><br />Saadi Youssef on Mohammed Zefzaf <i>The horizon of the narrow balcony</i><br />Mohammed Zefzaf: Short stories <i>Sardines and Oranges</i> and <i>The Flower Seller</i><br />and Chapters 1 and 2 from the novel <i>[The Cockerel&rsquo;s Egg]</i><br /><br />Anton Shammas on Hoda Barakat <i>At eye-level a tiller of (masculine) souls</i><br />Hoda Barakat: Excerpts from <i>[The Tiller of Water]</i><br /><br />Bassam Hajjar: Poem The Second <i>Elegy</i><br />Ferial Ghazoul <i>As though in a dream: Said al-Kafrawi&rsquo;s narrative universe</i><br />Said al-Kafrawi: Two short stories <i>Provisions of Sand</i> and <i>A Plait for Maryam</i><br /><br />V&eacute;nus Khoury-Ghata: Poem <i>They</i><br /><br />Hani al-Raheb (1939-2000) Excerpt from the novel <i>[The Epidemic]</i><br />To download a pdf of the excerpt, click <a target="_blank" title="downloads excerpt from Hani al-Raheb's The Epidemic, from Banipal 9" href="/resources/files/b9-pp32-35_hani_al-raheb_epidemic.pdf">here </a><br />Bassam K. Frangieh <i>Hani al-Raheb and writing in the sands</i><br />To download a pdf of the tribute to Hani al-Raheb, click <a target="_blank" title="Downloads tribute to Hani al-Raheb by Bassam Frangieh, from Banipal 9" href="/resources/files/b9-pp36-37_bassam_frangieh_on_hani_al-raheb.pdf">here</a><br /><br /><b>INTERVIEW</b> with DENYS JOHNSON-DAVIES <br /><i>Translation is first and foremost an art and not a science</i><br /><br />Sharif Elmusa: Nine poems<br />Mohamed Makhzangi: Short story <i>The Pilot</i><br />Salim Matar: Excerpt from the novel<i> [Woman of the flask]</i><br />Mohammed Bentalha: Four poems <br />James Kirkup: <i>Ahmed Abodehman&rsquo;s Saudi childhood</i><br />Ahmed Abodehman: Chapters 2 and 3 from <i>La Ceinture [The Belt]</i><br />Zakiya Ali MalalLah: Two poems<br />Amina Sa&iuml;d: Poems from <i>Strata of Light</i><br />Ashraf Aboul Yazid: Four poems<br />Tarek Eltayeb: Short story <i>The Train</i><br />Nasri Hajjaj: Six short stories<br />Mahi Binebine: Excerpts from the novel <i>Cannibales</i><br />Salwa al-Neimi: Four poems<br />Mohammad Ali Farhat: Essay <i>The Prose of Darkness</i><br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b> <br />James Kirkup: Flowing with the poem &ndash;<br /><i>Cold Water Shielded: selected poems by Salah St&eacute;ti&eacute;</i><br /><br /><b>Books in Brief</b><br /><br /><b>EVENTS</b><br />Casablanca 2nd International Poetry Festival<br />Yemen Arab-German poetry festival<br />Cairo Translation conference <br />London and Amman British Council literary translation seminars</p> Autumn 2000
41 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Afifa Aleiby<br /><br />22-page feature on novelist, poet and essayist Tahar Ben Jelloun from Morocco. Feature on works by Ten Iraqi Poets. Works by 6 poets and 10 fiction writers including appreciations. Article by Mahmoud Darwish on Translating Poetry.</p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="R6VSXGC5GTEZY" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 8 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 8 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 back_large_8.jpg back_thumb_8.jpg [empty string] 8 0 0 0 1 21 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="R6VSXGC5GTEZY" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 8 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 8!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p><b>CONTENTS</b><br /><br /><b>EDITORIAL</b><br /><b><br />Feature on TAHAR BEN JELLOUN</b><br />poet, novelist and essayist <br />with drawings by Azzawi<br />J M G Le Cl&eacute;zio: <i>Tahar the wise</i><br />Stefan Weidner: <i>Homage to the Unknown Dead</i><br />Excerpts from the poems <i>The Raising of the Ashes</i> and <i>Ephemeral Childhood</i><br />Maati Kabbal: <i>The Polyphonies of Ben Jelloun</i><br />James Kirkup: <i>Ben Jelloun&rsquo;s Italian journeys</i><br />Excerpt from the novel <i>Labyrinthe des sentiments</i><br />with illustrations of Ernest Pignon-Ernest<br />Tahar Ben Jelloun talks to Pierrre Maury<br />Excerpt from poem <i>Le Discours du Chameau</i> <br />with an appreciation by translator Margaret Furniss<br />Mai Ghoussoub reviews <i>Harrouda</i><br />Mona Zaki reviews <i>Corruption</i><br />Margaret Obank reviews Ben Jelloun&rsquo;s trilogy <i>The Sand Child</i>,<br /><i>The Sacred Nigh</i>t and <i>The Wrong Night<br />and French Hospitality</i><br /><br />Mahmoud Darwish: On translating poetry <i>The Place of the Universal</i><br /><br />Haidar Haidar: Excerpt from the novel <i>The Desolate Time</i><br />Bassam K. Frangieh: Essay <i>Haidar Haidar &ndash; novelist of social change</i> <br />Etel Adnan: Three poems<br />Abdallah Zreka: Excerpts from &ldquo;Black candle drops&rdquo;<br />Ahmed Barakat: Three poems<br />Sabri Moussa: Three short stories<br />Rafik Schami: Three short stories <br />Ulla Kasten: <i>Rafik Schami &ndash; Damascene storyteller</i> <br />Yahya al-Qaissi: Short story <i>Shattered desires</i><br /><br /><b>TEN IRAQI POETS</b><br />Selected poems of:<br />Salah Niazi<br />Sargon Boulus<br />Sadiq al-Sayegh <br />A K EL Janabi<br />Hashim Shafiq <br />Amal AL-Jabouri<br />Muniam Alfaker <br />Adnan Mohsen<br />Fadhil Sultani <br />Dalia Riadh <br /><br />Issa J. Boullata: Short story <i>Bar-room confessions</i><br />Saleh al-Azzaz: Short story <i>Chirping</i><br />May Tilmissany: Excerpt from the novel <i>Dunyazad</i><br />Roger Allen: Essay <i>Possibilities of meaning and delicious ambiguities</i><br />Muhsin al-Ramli: Short story <i>Boredom</i><br />Faraj Bou al-Isha: Six poems<br />Sabah Zwein: Selected poems <br />Leila Marouane: Excerpt from the novel <i>The Abductor</i><br />Hoda Ablan: Twelve poems<br /><b><br />BOOK REVIEWS </b><br />Samir el-Youssef: <i>Out of Place</i> by Edward Said<br />Susannah Tarbush: <i>The Honey</i> by Zeina B. Ghandour<br />Susannah Tarbush: Tony Hanania&rsquo;s islands of desire<br />Peter Clark: <i>Eros Island</i> by Tony Hanania</p> Summer 2000
42 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Rachid Koraichi<br /><br />A4 &ndash; 88 pages. Feature on poet Saadi YousseF. Feature on contemporary Algerian literature (44-pages) introduced by Algerian author Wacini Laradg. Testimony and Short Stories by Mahmoud Shukair. Works by 7 other poets and works by 5 fiction-writers. Tribute to the late Syrian novelist Hani al-Raheb.</p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="DU49D4Z8L8XKG" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 7 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 7 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 back_large_7.jpg back_thumb_7.jpg [empty string] 7 0 0 0 1 20 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="DU49D4Z8L8XKG" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 7 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 7!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p><b>CONTENTS</b><br /><br /><b>FEATURE ON SAADI YOUSSEF</b><br />Poems, with appreciations from Khaled Mattawa, Stefan Weidner, James Kirkup, Abbas Beydhoun<br /><br />Mahmoud Shukair: <i>Testimony</i>, and <i>Ten Short Stories</i> <br />Amjad Nasser: Poems<br />Fawziyya Abu Khalid: Poems <br />Abdo Wazen: Poems <br />Nasser al-Dhaheri: Short story<i> The Sounds of Moans </i><br />Zakaria Mohammed: Poems, with appreciation from Amjad Nasser<br />Hilmy Salem: poems <br />Mohamed el-Bisatie: Excerpt from his novel <i>Clamour of the Lake</i> <br />Nathalie Handal: Poem <br />Abdah Khal: Short story: <i>The story of Rashid al-Haydari </i><br />Salman Masalha: Poems<br />Samuel Shimon: <i>Royal Silver</i> excerpt from novel<br /><br /><b>FEATURE ON ALGERIAN LITERATURE </b><br />Introduction by Waciny Laradj: <i>Breaking the silence on Algerian literature</i> <br /><br />Mohammed Dib: Short story <i>The Companion</i><br />Mohammed Dib: Poems, with appreciations by James Kirkup <br /><br />Azzedine Mihoubi: poem <br />Rachid Boudjedra: Excerpts from two novels <i>Turmoil</i> and <i>The Stubborn Snail </i><br />Taher Wattar: Excerpt from the novel <i>The Earthquake </i><br /> introduced by William Granara <br />Malek Haddad: Poems, with appreciation by Tahar BekriAbdelhamid Ben Haddouga: excerpt from novel, with appreciation by Brahim Sadi <br />Kateb Yacine: Poems <br />Mohamed Magani: Excerpts from the novel<i> The Butcher&rsquo;s Asethetic</i><br />Salah Khabacha: Poem <br />Abdel Aziz Gharmoul: Short story<i> The Smell of the Opposition </i><br />Othman Loucif: Poems <br />Bashir Mufti: <i>Wardah&rsquo;s Confessions</i> excerpt from novel <br />Katarzyna Pieprzak on Assia Djebar <br />Mehdi Charef: continuing excerpt from <i>Alexina&rsquo;s House </i><br />Kader Boubekri: poems<br /><b><br />REVIEWS OF BOOKS BY ALGERIAN AUTHORS</b><br />Peter Clark <i>Memory in the Flesh</i> by Ahlam Mosteghanemi <br />James Kirkup <i>La Serment des barbares</i> by Boualem Sansal <br />Lorraine Pounds <i>Sherazade</i> by Le&iuml;la Sebbar <br />and <i>A tous qui partent</i> by Fatma Z. Zamoum <br /><br />Hazim Saghieh: <i>America and the culture war </i><br /><br /><b>TRIBUTE</b><br />Bassem K. Frangieh pays tribute to Syrian novelist Hani al-Raheb <br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b> <br />Mona Zaki <i>Houses behind the Trees</i> by Mohamed el-Bisatie <br />Margaret Obank <i>Seven</i> by Ghazi Algosaibi <br /><b><br />EVENTS </b><br />Cairo: Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature Award <br />UNESCO: World Poetry Day established for 21 March each year<br />Amsterdam: Prince Claus Awards <br />London: The Caine Prize for African Writing </p> Spring 2000
43 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Kamal Boullata<br /><br />A4 &ndash; 88 pages illustrated<br />Feature on Jordanian novelist Ghalib Halasa. Interviews with Edward al-Kharrat and Rachid al-Daif. Poems by Fadhil al-Azzawi and 7 other poets. Fiction by Zakariyya Tamer, Salim Barakat and 7 other authors. Plus Tribute to the late Abdul Wahab al-Bayati. </p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="S5XKXUUAKBYZC" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 6 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 6 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 back_large_6.jpg back_thumb_6.jpg [empty string] 6 0 0 0 1 51 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="S5XKXUUAKBYZC" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 6 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 6!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p><b>CONTENTS</b><br /><br />Fadhil al-Azzawi: Poems from Bedouins under an Alien Sky <br />with appreciation by Khaled Mattawa <br /><br />Zakariyya Tamir: Seven short stories <br />Tony Hanania: Excerpt from forthcoming novel<i> Eros Island</i> <br /><br /><b>FEATURE ON GHALIB HALASA</b><br />Faisal Darraj: <i>The novelist of alienation in daily life </i><br />Ghalib Halasa: excerpts from the novel <i>Al-Khamasin </i><br />Ghalib Halasa: short story <i>The Birthday</i><br /><br />Waleed Khazendar: Poems, with appreciation by Subhi Hadidi <br /><br /><b>INTERVIEW</b> with Edwar al-Kharrat <br /><br />Mona Zaki: <i>Saleem Barakat's mezmerising world of language and metaphor </i><br />Saleem Barakat: Excerpts from the novel <i>The Crossing of the Flamingo </i><br /> <br />V&eacute;nus Khoury-Ghata: Poems <br />Nathalie Handal: Poem excerpt <br />Juan Goytisolo: <i>The truth of fiction </i><br />Hassouna Mosbahi: short story <i>The Tortoise</i> <br /><br /><b>INTERVIEW</b> with Rashid al-Daif <br />Rashid al-Daif: excerpt from the novel <b>Learning English</b> <br /><br />Nabil Naum Gorgy: Short story <i>The Competition</i> <br />Mohja Kahf: Poems <br />Mani&rsquo;a Said al-&rsquo;Otaiba: Excerpt from the novel <i>Karima</i> <br />Nujum al-Ghanim: Poems <br />Mehdi Charef: Excerpt from the novel <i>Alexina&rsquo;s House</i> <br />Issa J Boullata: Short story <i>Search for Saleema </i><br />Fawziyya al-Sindi: Poem <br /><br /><b>TRIBUTE</b><br />Bassem K. Frangieh: <i>The Last Exile of Abdul Wahab al-Bayati</i> <br /><br />Kareem Abed: Poems <br />Ounsi el-Hage: Last stanzas of <i>The Messenger with her Hair Long to the Springs </i><br />Saadia Mufarreh: Poems <br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS </b><br />Margaret Obank: <i>Ports of Call</i> by Amin Maalouf <br />James Kirkup: Arab authors published in French <br />Samir el-Youssef: <i>The Hill of Gypsies and other stories</i> by Said al-Kafrawi <br />Susannah Tarbush: <i>The Tent </i>by Miral al-Tahawy <br /><br /><b>EVENTS </b><br />Algiers: Arab Study Days of Literature and Poetry, <br />Copenhagen: Arab-Danish Cultural Festival</p> Autumn 1999
44 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Kacimi<br /><br />A4 &ndash; 96 pages illustrated. Major 41-page feature on contemporary Moroccan literature with 20 authors, including interview with Mohamed Choukri. PLUS poems by Ounsi el Hage, Badr Shakir al-Sayyab, Nizar Qabbani, Sargon Boulus and four other poets. Works by 5 fiction-writers. interview with Ghazi Algosaibi.</p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="552PGHEP5BQKW" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 5 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 5 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 back_large_5.jpg back_thumb_5.jpg [empty string] 5 0 0 0 1 19 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="552PGHEP5BQKW" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 5 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 5!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p><b>CONTENTS</b><br /><br />Ounsi el-Hage: <i>The Messenger with Hair Long to the Springs </i><br />(part 1) with appreciation by A K el-Janabi <br /><br />Badr Shakir al-Sayyab: Poems &ndash; with appreciation by Fadhil Sultani <br /><br />Nizar Qabbani: Poem &ndash; <br />with review by Stephen Watts of <i>Arabian Love Poems</i> <br /><br />Sargon Boulus: Poem <br /><br /><b>INTERVIEW </b>with Ghazi Algosaibi <br /><br /><b>FEATURE ON MOROCCAN LITERATURE </b><br />Mohammed Bennis: Poems<br /> with appreciation by Subhi Hadidi <br />Mohammed Zefzaf: Short story <i>In the Forest</i> <br />Mahmoud Abdel Ghani: Poem <br />Wassat Mubarak: Poems <br />Ahmed Bouzfour: Two short stories <i>A happening at Bald Mountain</i> and <i>The Indian </i><br />Driss Maliani: Poem<br />Idriss el-Khouri: Short story <i>Black and White</i> <br /> and comment piece<i> In the beginning was the Slander!</i> <br />Hassan Najmi: Poems <br />Izz al-Din al-Tazi: Short story <i>The Myth of the North </i><br />Abd Eddin Hamrouch: Poem <br />Abdelkarim al-Tabbal: Poems <br />Wafa&rsquo;a Lamrani: Poems <br />Mona Zaki reviews Driss Chra&iuml;bi&rsquo;s <i>Muhammad</i><br />Abdulmajid Ben Jalloun: "A Moroccan in Manchester" excerpt from the memoirs <i>Fi&rsquo;l Tufula [In my Childhood] </i><br />Jalal Hakmaoui: Poem <br />Abdulilah Salhi: Poems <br />Ahmed Barakat: Poems <br />James Kirkup introduces Mostafa Nissabouri <i>A Metric of the Desert</i> <br />Mostafa Nissabouri: Poems <br />Kacimi, the painter<br /><br /><b>INTERVIEW</b> with Mohamed Choukri</p><p><br />Salah Steti&eacute;: Short story <i>The Night of Abu al-Qassim </i><br />Elias Khoury: Excerpt from the novel <i>Bab al-Shams</i> <br />Abdullah Taezi: Short story <i>Lord of the Birds</i> <br />Wacini Laradj: Excerpt from the novel <i>Sayedat al-Maqam [Lady of the Tomb] </i><br />Issa J Boullata: Short story <i>Without a Court Trial </i><br />Fatima Mahmoud: Poems <br />Jalil Heidar: Poems <br />Mohja Kahf: Poems <br />Hazim Saghieh: Comment &ndash; <i>Separating the author from his text </i><br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS </b><br />Samir el-Youssef: <i>Men In the Sun</i> by Ghassan Kanafani <br />Peter Clark: <i>Return to Childhood</i> by Leila Abouzeid <br />Lorraine Pounds: <i>Unreal City</i> by Tnny Hanania <br />Margaret Obank: <i>Dear Mr Kawabata</i> by Rashid al-Daif <br />Hartmut F&auml;hndrich: <i>Outremer</i> by Nabil Saleh <br />Margaret Obank: <i>Grandfather's Tale</i> by Ulfat Idilbi <br />and <i>The House on Arnus Square</i> by Samar Attar <br /><b><br />EVENTS </b><br />Amsterdam: M&eacute;moires de la M&eacute;diterran&eacute;e Writers' Forum <br />Fez, Morocco: Poetry Conference<br />Oxford: Palestine Day</p> Summer 1999
45 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Marwan<br /><br />A4 &ndash; 96 pages illustrated. Includes feature on poet Mahmoud Darwish with poems, interviews and appreciations, interviews with and works of novelists Albert Cossery and Yusef Habshi al-Ashqar. Interview with novelist-playwright Ahmed al-Fagih. Plus works by 11 poets, six fiction-writers and articles on the Arabic Novel.</p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="QBUZTZZPUMQ38" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 4 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 4 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 back_large_4.jpg back_thumb_4.jpg [empty string] 4 0 0 0 1 18 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="QBUZTZZPUMQ38" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 4 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 4!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p><b>CONTENTS</b> <br /><br />EDITORIAL <i>A door here, a window there - opening up the house of Arab literature</i><br /><br /><b>FEATURE ON MAHMOUD DARWISH</b><br />Poems, interview and appreciations <br /><br /><i>Poem Without Exile, Who Am I? </i><br />plus excerpts from <i>The Damascene Ring of the Dove trans</i>. Anton Shammas<br />Poems: <i>We Used to Lack a Present, Four Personal Addresses, Love Song from the Cross</i> and <i>Solo Performance trans</i>. Ibrahim Muhawi<br /><i>Drought trans</i>. Khaled Mattawa<br /><i>A Cloud from Sodom trans</i>. Sargon Boulus<br /><i>Interview</i> by Hassouna Mosbahi<br /><i>Appreciations</i> by Anton Shammas, Bassam K Frangieh, David Kennedy, Stefan Weidner. <br /> <br /><b>FEATURE ON ALBERT COSSERY</b><br />Albert Cossery &ndash; <i>Appreciation, excerpt and interview </i><br />James Kirkup:<i> introduction and excerpt from the novel <br />The latest news from al-Qahira</i> <br />Shaker Nouri interviews the Egyptian novelist <br /><br />Fuad Rifqa: Poems <br />translated by Adnan and Paula Haydar<br /><br />Yusef Habshi al-Ashqar <i>The Shadow and the Echo</i> <br />Excerpt from his trilogy with appreciation by translator Adnan Haydar<br /> <b><br />POETRY</b><br />Wadih Sa'adeh <br />Maram al-Massri<br />Seema Atalla<br />Ahmad Kattouah <br />Mohammad al-Harthi<br />Nezar Andary<br />Hatif Janabi<br />Bassem al-Meraiby<br />Mohammad al-Hussaini<br />Abdulaziz Jassim <br /><br /><b>INTERVIEW</b> <i>A writer at night </i> <br />Libyan author Ahmed Fagih talks with Margaret Obank<br /><br /><b>FICTION</b><br />Rachid Boudjedra<br />Hassan Daoud <br />Hussain al-Mozany<br />Laila al-Ouhaydib<br />Habib Selmi<br />Iman H. Younes <br /><br /><b>The Arabic Novel</b> <br />Faisal Darraj on the problems besetting Arab novelists<br /><br /><b>The Poet and the Magazine</b> <br />Samuel Shimon on Saif al-Rahbi poet and editor of Nizwa <br /><b><br />BOOK REVIEWS</b><br />Susannah Tarbush: <i>Taha Husain's Education</i> by Abdelrashid Mahmoudi<br />Stefan Weidner: <i>The Arabic Literary Heritage</i> by Roger Allen<br />Bassam K Frangieh: <i>&rsquo;Aa&rsquo;ed ila al-Quds [Returning to Jerusalem]</i> by Issa J. Boullata<br />Samir el-Youssef: <i>Rites of Assent two novellas</i> by Abd al-Hakim Qasim<br />Margaret Obank: <i>Bab el-Oued</i> by Merzak Allouache<br />Peter Clark: <i>The Arab writer in English</i> by Geoffrey Nash<br />Margaret Obank: <i>Bint Arab</i> by Evelyn Shakir <br />Lebanon: <i>Four Journeys to the Past</i> by Roseanne Saad Khalaf <br />Susannah Tarbush: <i>Sun on a Cloudy Day</i> by Hanna Mina <br /><br /><b>CONFERENCES</b><br />Salford: Translation, Identity and Modernity: the Case of Arabic <br />Casablanca: The House of Poetry in Morocco <br /><b><br />COMMENTS</b><br />Fadwa Tuqan <i>The Challenge of Translating Poetry</i> (trans. Peter Clark) <br />Magician of Black Art J&ouml;rn Merket and Joachim Sartorius on cover artist Marwan<br /><br /><b>EVENTS</b><br />London Poetry International at the South Bank <br />London Banipal Poetry Evening <br />with poem by Sargon Boulus &ldquo;Who Knows the Story&rdquo; </p> Spring 1999
46 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Azzawi<br /><br />A4 &ndash; 80 pages illustrated. Interviews with novelist Abdelrahman Munif, film-maker Costa Gavras and poet Amjad Nasser, plus works by poet-novelist Anton Shammas and 11 other poets, 10 fiction writers, plus reviews.</p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="ZVXWC6BDRSTP2" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 3 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 3 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 back_large_3.jpg back_thumb_3.jpg [empty string] 3 0 0 0 1 17 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="ZVXWC6BDRSTP2" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 3 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 3!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p><b>CONTENTS</b><br /><br />Editorial: <i>Thank You for your Support</i><br /><br />Abbas Beydhoun: Selected poems<br /><br /><b>INTERVIEW</b> with Abdelrahman Munif<br />compiled by Samuel Shimon <br />with comment, review and analysis from Peter Theroux, Peter Clark and Faisal Darraj<br /><br />Anton Shammas: Three poems<br /><br /><b>FICTION</b><br />Najem Wali <br />Laila al-Othman <br />Kareem Abed <br />Younis al-Akhzami<br />Samuel Shimon <br />Mohammed al-Belushi <br />Hadia Sa&rsquo;id <br />Mohammed el-Mezdioui<br />Ahmed al-Fagih <br />Mohamed Berrada<br /><br /><b>INTERVIEW</b> with Costa Gavras <br />by Samuel Shimon<br /><br /><b>POETRY</b><br />Qassim Haddad <br />Dunya Mikhail<br />Ahmad Fu&rsquo;ad Nigm <br />Mohammad Ali Farhat<br />Nouri al-Jarrah <br />Amel Moussa<br />Adel Khuzam <br />Sharif al-Rubai<br />Khalid al-Maaly <br />Anwar al-Ghassani<br />Khaled Mattawa<br /><br /><i>The Arrival of a Stranger </i> <br /> Jordanian poet Amjad Nasser talks to Banipal<br /> with selected poems translated by Sargon Boulus<br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b><br />Stefan Weidner: <i>Writing the Self</i><br />Susannah Tarbush: <i>In the House of Silence Arab Women&rsquo;s Novels Series</i><br />Samir el-Youssef: <i>Studies in Canonical and Popular Arabic Literature</i><br />Salah Niazi: <i>Live Theatre &amp; Dramatic Literature in the Medieval Arab World</i><br /><b><br />EVENT</b><br />Sheffield: Third International Colloquium of Literary Translation<br /><br /><b>PLAY AND PERFORMANCE</b><br />Ghazi Algosaibi<br />Excerpt from the play <i>She and He</i><br />Mai Ghoussoub presents <i>Monologues and Sculptures</i><br /><i>Jamila is my name</i> and <i>Homage to Josephine (Baker)</i></p> October 1998
47 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Ali Fenjan<br /><br />A4 &ndash; 80 pages illustrated. Interviews with poet Adonis and poet-painter Etel Adnan. Works by Saadi Youssef and 8 other poets, 9 fiction writers, a tribute to the late Nizar Qabbani, reports on the Quartet and Garnet publishing houses, and on Iraqi exile writing. Front cover painting created especially for Banipal by Ali Fenjan.</p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="JE4FXHXTVF2KJ" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 2 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 2 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 back_large_2.jpg back_thumb_2.jpg [empty string] 2 0 0 0 1 16 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="JE4FXHXTVF2KJ" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 2 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 2!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p><b>CONTENTS </b><br /><br />Editorial &ndash; <i>Is there going to be a third issue?</i> <br /><br />Saadi Youssef: Six poems <br /><br /><b>FICTION</b><br />Ibrahim Aslan<br />Samira &rsquo;Azzam <br />Khalil Al-Neimi <br />Samir El-Youssef <br />Latifa Baqa <br />Yousif Qa&rsquo;id<br />Luay Abdelilah<br />Paula Haydar <br /><br /><b>INTERVIEW</b> with Adonis<br /><i>There are many Easts in the East and many Wests in the West</i> <br /><br /><b>POETRY</b><br />Saleem Barakat <br />Salam Sarhan <br />Taha Muhammad Ali<br />Mohammed Bennis <br />Saif al-Rahbi<br />Amina Sa&iuml;d<br />Basheer al-Baker <br />Tahar Bekri <br />Saif al-Rahbi<br /><br /><i>Private Syntheses and Multiple Identities</i> <br /><b>INTERVIEW</b> with poet, writer and artist Etel Adnan <br /><br /><b>BOOK REVIEWS</b><br />Susannah Tarbush: <i>Memory for Forgetfulness </i>by Mahmoud Darwish <br />Anne Chambers: <i>Beirut Blues</i> by Hanan al-Shaykh <br />Peter Clark: <i>Leaving Beirut</i> by Mai Ghoussoub <br />As'ad Khairallah: <i>Ounsi El-Hage: Eternit&eacute; volante</i> Poetry Anthology <br />Stefan Weidner: <i>On the Path . . . with Tayib Saleh</i> by Talha Jibril <br /><b><br />TRIBUTE </b><br /><i>The moon declares mourning . . .</i> <br />A tribute to Nizar Qabbani by Margaret Obank <br /><br />Samuel Shimon: Film script <br /><i>What&rsquo;s Between the Poet and the Church? </i><br /><br /><i>Translations without Translators </i><br />Peter Clark on<i> </i>Arab writers who write in English <br /><br /><i>The Iraqi Migrant Novel </i><br />Fatma Mohsen on developments in Iraqi novel-writing <i><br /></i><b><br />INTERVIEW</b> <i>. . . A Kiss of Death</i><br />Zelfa Hourani of Quartet Books talks about the perils of publishing <br /><br /><b>INTERVIEW</b> <i>A Window on the Walled Garden</i> <br />Sue Coll of Garnet Publishing talks about their Arab Women Writers Series</p> June 1998
48 [empty string] <p>Cover artist: Youssef Abdelk&eacute; </p><p>A4 &ndash; 80 pages illustrated. Banipal's first issue includes major interview with Iraqi poet Sargon Boulus, plus works by renowned poet Adonis and 11 other poets, 9 fiction writers. Reports on Al-Kamel and Al-Saqi publishing houses, and a tribute to the late Syrian playwright Sa&rsquo;adallah Wannus. Front cover painting created especially for the magazine launch by Youssef Abdelk&eacute;.</p> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="R2A6U394YA456" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 1 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 1 via PayPal</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK (including p&amp;p) &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p)">Rest of Europe (including p&amp;p) &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World (including p&amp;p)">Rest of World (including p&amp;p) &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> 1 back_large_1.jpg back_thumb_1.jpg [empty string] 1 0 0 0 1 15 1 [empty string] <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" type="hidden" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" value="R2A6U394YA456" type="hidden" /> <table> <tbody><tr><td><input name="on0" value="Order Banipal 1 via PayPal" type="hidden" />Order Banipal 1!</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"> <option value="UK (including p&amp;p)">UK &pound;8.00 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of Europe ">Europe &pound;11.50 GBP</option> <option value="Rest of World ">World &pound;13.50 GBP</option> </select> </td></tr> </tbody></table> <input name="currency_code" value="GBP" type="hidden" /> <input src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/btn/btn_cart_SM.gif" name="submit" alt="PayPal &mdash; The safer, easier way to pay online." border="0" type="image" /> <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_GB/i/scr/pixel.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" /> </form> <p><b>CONTENTS </b><br /><br />Editorial<br /><b>Why an Arab literature magazine? </b><br /><br />Adonis: Poem &ndash; <i>Songs of Mihyar the Damascene </i><br /><b><br />INTERVIEW</b><br />Iraqi poet Sargon Boulus talks to Banipal&rsquo;s editor <br /><br /><b>OPINION</b><br />Mohammad Ali Farhat and Muhi Al-Din Lazikani talk about<br />the Arab literary scene today<br /><br />Henry Miller on Albert Cossery <br /><br /><b>POETRY</b><br />Nathalie Handal <br />Mai Mudhaffar <br />Amjad Nasser<br />Hashim Shafiq <br />Khaled Mattawa <br />A K El Janabi <br />Kamal Abu Deeb <br />Salah Niazi <br />Ghazi Algosaibi <br />Khaled Al-Najar<br />Muhi Al-Din Lazikani<br />Amjad Nasser<br /><b><br />FICTION</b><br />Samira Al-Mana<br />Zakariyya Tamir <br />Ibrahim Ahmed <br />Ghalia Kabbani <br />Wigdan al-Sukhni <br />Hassouna Mosbahi<br />Tarek Eltayeb <br />Abdullah Sakhi <br />Samira Al-Mana <br />Samuel Shimon <br /><b><br />BOOK REVIEWS</b><br />Nathalie Handal: <i>Ismailia Eclipse poetry collection</i> by Khaled Mattawa <br />Matthias Munsch : <i>The Green Donkey and other short stories</i> by Hassouna Mosbahi <br />Faisal Darraj: <i>Dregs of the Day</i> by Youssef Qua&rsquo;id <br /> <br /><b>INTERVIEW</b> <i>A Cultural Mirror</i><br />Saqi Books publisher Mai Ghoussoub talks to Banipal <br /><br /><b>TRIBUTE</b><br />Remembering <i>Sa'dallah Wannus</i> <br />Peter Clark pays tribute to the late Syrian playwright <br /><br /><i>A Time for Pluralism</i> <br /><b>INTERVIEW</b> with Iraqi artist Faisal Laibi Sahi<br /><br /><i>The compassionate condition</i> <br />Fadhel Sultani on William Trevor <br /><br /><b>INTERVIEW</b> <i>The Patient Camel </i><br />Mona Naggar on Al-Jamel publishing house</p> February 1998