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Cover Photograph:  Abdelkader Benali

CONTENTS BANIPAL 66

Editorial

 

Yasmeen Hanoosh: The Land of Accursed Bounties, Stories from The World of Iraqi Plants, translated by Jonathan Wright

Abbas Beydoun: An excerpt from the novel Autumn of Innocence, translated by Jonathan Wright

Abdel Aziz Jassim: Three Poems, translated by Anton Shammas and Khaled Al-Masri

Ahmad Abdulatif: A chapter from the novel Elias, translated by Robin Moger

Samer Abu Hawwash: “That isn’t the way to make pizza” and other poems, translated by Raphael Cohen

           

TRAVELS

Five tales of travel

Farouk Yousif: A Poet in New York, translated by Chip Rossetti

Hassouna Mosbahi: Escape to Andalusia, translated by William M Hutchins

Abdelkader Benali: To Tangier with Emmanuel, translated from the Dutch by Suzanne Heukensfeldt Jansen

Monir Almajid: A Syrian Japanophile, translated by Samira Kawar

Said Khatibi: Sarajevo, translated by Paul Starkey

           

CELEBRATING KAFA AL-ZOU‘BI

A feature on the Jordanian author


Kafa Al-Zou‘bi
Literary Influences: The Bag of Wheat, translated by Nancy Roberts

Kafa Al-Zou‘bi: The First Night, a chapter from the novel Cold White Sun, translated by Adam Talib

Fadia Faqir reviews Shams Baidha’ Baridah (Cold White Sun)

 

GUEST WRITER

Linda France

Profile and Four Poems

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Hassan Abdulrazzak: Sentence to Hope: A Sa’dallah Wannous Reader

Susannah Tarbush: The Fetishists: The Tuareg Epic by Ibrahim al-Koni

Stephanie Petit: Printed in Beirut by Jabbour Douaihy

Hannah Somerville: The Clothesline Swing by Ahmad Danny Ramadan

Becky Harrison: The Book of Collateral Damage by Sinan Antoon

Clare Roberts: Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi

Shadi Rohana: Palestine +100, edited by Basma Ghalayini

 

BOOKS IN BRIEF

Fiction

The Quarter by Naguib Mahfouz

The Old Woman and the River by Ismail Fahd Ismail

A Map of Absence: An Anthology of Palestinian Writing on the Nakba, edited by Atef Alshaer

The Book of Disappearance by Ibtisam Azem

The Sea Cloak and Other Stories by Nayrouz Qarmout

Poetry

Modern Sudanese Poetry: An Anthology, translated & introduced by Adil Babikir

Incomprehensible Lesson by Fawzi Karim

Bitter English by Ahmad Almallah

Baghdad, Adieu, Selected Poems of Memory and Exile by Salah Al Hamdani

The Trace of a Smile by Mbarek Sryfi

           

The translators of the issue are: Raphael Cohen, William M Hutchins, Suzanne Heukensfeldt Jansen, Samira Kawar, Khaled Al-Masri, Robin Moger, Nancy Roberts, Anton Shammas, Mbarek Sryfi, Paul Starkey, Adam Talib, and Jonathan Wright.

For information about all contributors to Banipal's issues – authors, writers, reviewers, illustrators, artists, and of course, all translators – check out their individual webpage from the alphabetical list of family names at http://www.banipal.co.uk/contributors/