Raphael Cohen has a BA in Oriental Studies from Oxford University and an MA in Semitics from the University of Chicago.

His translations of novels from Arabic to English include Status Emo by Eslam Mosbah (AUC Press, 2013), Butterfly Wings: an Egyptian Novel by Mohamed Salmawy (AUC Press, 2014) and Ahlem Mosteghanemi's trilogy The Art of Forgetting (Bloomsbury, 2011) and The Bridges of Constantine (Bloomsbury, 2014), the latter being reviewed by Peter Clark in Banipal 51, and Chaos of the Senses (2014). He is a contributing editor of Banipal.




Contributor's Issues
Banipal No 57 Syria in the Heart
Banipal No 52 New Fiction (2015)
Banipal No 59 The Longlist
Banipal No 53 The Short Stories of Zakaria Tamer (2015)
Banipal No 56 Generation '56 (Summer 2016)
Banipal No 58 Arab Literary Awards
Banipal No 46 80 New Poems (2013)
Banipal No 42 New Writing from the Emirates (2011)


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