Banipal 22, Spring 2005

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.

CONTENTS

Cover artist: Sadradeen

Ali Mosbah A short story Wind
Abbas Beydhoun Six Poems
Najwa Barakat Excerpt from A Busload of Good People
Hassan al-Shami reviews A Busload of Good People
Tayeb Salih A short story If She Comes
Ibrahim Nasrallah Eight Poems
Salah Hasan A Poem An Old Song about the Plains
Mansoura Ezeldin A short story Butrus: A Distant Hazy Face
Ali al-Domaini Excerpt from the novel The Grey Cloud
Nazih Abu Afash Three Poems
Hussain al-Mozany A short story The Last Wish
Inaya Jaber Thirteen Poems
Issa J Boullata A short story A Retired Gentleman
Rabia Raihane A short story A Red Spot
Fady Joudah A Poem Along Came a Spider
Lisa Suhair Majaj Two Poems
Baha Edinne Taoud Excerpt from the novel Beyond the Self
Rasha Omran A Poem When Longing Tormented Me
Mohamed Choukri A short story Men Have All the Luck
Aziz Chouaki An Excerpt from The Star of Algiers

INTERVIEW WITH AN EDITOR
Birgitta Wallin of Karavan magazine

TRIBUTE
Samir Naqqash (1938–2004)

LITERARY INFLUENCES
Rafik Schami What I learnt from Sheherazade

BOOK REVIEWS
Peter Clark Re-issue of Gamal el-Ghitani’s Zayni Barakat
Sophie Richter-Devroe Die Reise nach Tell al-Lahm by Najm Wali
[The Journey to Tell al-Lahm]

Fadhil al-Azzawi An Iraqi in Paris by Samuel Shimon


EVENTS

Prince Claus Fund Award to Mahmoud Darwish

Dance-Drama: “Texterminators” by Mai Ghoussoub


Banipal No. 22


Mohamed Choukri


Abbas Beydoun


Najwa Barakat


Tayeb Salih


Hussain al-Mozany (1954-2016)


Ali Mosbah










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