Banipal 38, Arab American Authors (2010)

Arab American Authors


Front cover photo of Brooklyn Bridge, New York, by Samuel Shimon



Nujoom al-Ghanem – Five Poems, translated by Khaled al-Masri and Allison Blecker

Ahmed Rashid Thani  – Five Poems, translated by Sinan Antoon

Khulood al-Mu’alla – Seven Poems, translated by Rasheeda Plenty and the author

Khalid Albudoor – Four Poems, translated by John Peate



Youssef Rakha – Automotive Monologues



Philip Metres – A Poem "Home / Front"

Gregory Orfalea – Prologue of the forthcoming novel The Fiends

Mohja Kahf – A Poem Brenda Unbound

Patricia Sarrafian Ward – An excerpt from a novel-in-progress dead boys

Fady Joudah – Three Poems

Elmaz Abinader – An excerpt from a forthcoming memoir The Water Cycle

Nathalie Handal – A poem "Song Posts"

Sinan Antoon – Four poems, translated by the author

Assef al-Jundi – Two poems

Deborah al-Najjar – Flash Fiction No News

Kadhim al-Hallaq – An excerpt from a forthcoming novel, My One-Eyed Father and his Six Wives, translated by Ghenwa Hayek

Lisa Suhair Majaj – Five poems

Lawrence Joseph – A poem "Parentheses"

Dunya Mikhail – Three poems, translated by the poet with thanks to John Peate

Pauline Kaldas – A short story A Conversation

Deema Shehabi – Three poems

Lara Hamza – Three poems

Jackleen Salam – A Poem "A Biography of Exile", translated by the author and Frazer Sutherland

Susan Muaddi Darraj –  An excerpt from the novel The Well

Laila Halaby – An excerpt from the forthcoming novel Woman, Be My Country

Evelyn Shakir – An excerpt from a forthcoming memoir At Home and Away

Salah Awad – A Poem, "The Face", translated by John Peate

Iman Mersal – Five Poems, translated by Youssef Rakha

Hayan Charara – Three Poems

Etel Adnan – An excerpt from a prose text Fog

Sargon Boulus – Three Poems, translated by Sinan Antoon

Naomi Shihab Nye – Two Poems

Khaled Mattawa – Three Poems

D H Melhem – An excerpt from a memoir-in-progress Lights in a Doorway


Hassan Abdulrazzak – A monologue Love in the Time of Barriers



James Dalglish Last of the Angels and Cell Block Five by Fadhil al-Azzawi

Mohja Kahf Flawed Landscape by Sharif Elmusa  and Geographies of Light by Lisa Suhair Majaj

Stephen Watts Toqueville by Khaled Mattawa

and For Love and Horses by Nathalie Handal

Susannah Tarbush Cairo Swan Song by Mekkawi Said

Olivia Snaije Beirut39 New Writing from the Arab World, edited by Samuel Shimon


Fiction, Poetry, Memoir & Biography, Literary Criticism, Journal, Film, Dance



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For all translators, article writers, book reviewers and interviewers in Banipal 38, and for more information about all other contributors, please go to:

The translators in Banipal 38 are:

Sinan Antoon, Allison Blecker, Ghenwa Hayek, Khaled Al-Masri, Rasheeda Plenty, John Peate, Frazer Sutherland


The writers and book reviewers are:

James Dalglish, Eloise Dicker, Bernard Goyder, Olivia Snaije, Susannah Tarbush, Lulu Norman

Banipal No. 38

Nujoom al-Ghanem (Nujum al-Ghanim)

Youssef Rakha

Gregory Orfalea

Pauline Kaldas

Laila Halaby

Iman Mersal

Naomi Shihab Nye

Hassan Abdulrazzak

Ahmed Rashid Thani (1963-2012)

Khalid Albudoor

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