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Banipal 67 - Elias Khoury, The Novelist (Spring 2020)

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Cover photograph of Elias Khoury:  Khéridine Mabrouk


MANY THANKS to all our contributors who have been working from home under coronavirus restrictions.


CONTENTS BANIPAL 67

 

Jan Dost: Writing in Kurdish and Arabic

EDITORIAL

Fakhri Saleh: AMJAD NASSER (1955–2019) When the Arabic Prose Poem Met World Literature

Muhammad Khudayyir: Literary Influences: The Baghdad Tattoo, translated by William M. Hutchins

 

ARGANA INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE WINNERS

  

Wadih Saadeh: Selected Poems, translated by Huda J. Fakhreddine

Hawad: A Poem, translated from the French by Jake Syersak

 

Huda Fakhreddine: A Poem

Mosab Abu Toha: Three Poems

Mohamed Arbi: Six Poems, translated by Huda Fakhreddine

Muhsin al-Musawi: Kamoun’s Corner, a chapter from the novel Takhatur (Telepathy), translated by Mbarek Sryfi and Roger Allen

Abdo Wazen: Interview with Muhsin al-Musawi

 

SPECIAL FEATURE – ELIAS KHOURY

Bibliography of novels of Elias Khoury

Elias Khoury: Stella Maris, excerpts from the novel, translated by Humphrey Davies

Maia Tabet: Discovering Elias Khoury

Maher Jarrar: Language and Textual Strategies: A Reading of Elias Khoury’s Novels

Abdo Wazen: Elias Khoury and the Lebanese Civil War

Saif al-Rahbi: Testament of the Lebanese Civil War

Aida Fahmawi Watad: Elias Khoury as the moral intellectual in the Children of the Ghetto trilogy

Yehouda Shenhav-Shahrabani: The Hebrew -Speaking Universe of Khoury’s Palestinian Novels

Raef Zreik: Writing and Guilt:Thoughts on Elias Khoury’s Project

Fakhri Saleh: Narratives of the Nakba and Holocaust or when Palestinian Adam tries to disguise himself as a Jew

Suneela Mubayi: A Mentor for the Ages

   

Chip Rossetti reviews The Kingdom of Strangers by Elias Khoury

Stephanie Petit reviews two novel by Elias Khoury – City Gates and White Masks

Elias Khoury: On the Interrelations of the Circle, a chapter from the novel, translated by Paula Haydar

Paula Haydar: Translating Elias Khoury Full Circle

 

INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC FICTION

The six novels shortlisted for the 2020 prize

Abdelouahab Aissaoui: Excerpt from The Spartan Court, translated by Raphael Cohen. Aissaoui was declared the winner of the prize on 14 April 2020.

Jabbour Douaihy: Excerpt from The King of India, translated by Paula Haydar

Alia Mamdouh: Excerpt from The Tank, translated by Nancy Roberts

Said Khatibi: Chapter from Firewood of Sarajevo, translated by Paul Starkey

Khalil Alrez: Excerpts from The Russian Quarter, translated by Sophia Vasalou

Youssef Ziedan: Excerpt from Fardeqan – The Detention of the Great Sheikh, translated by Jonathan Wright

                       

BOOK REVIEWS

Susannah Tarbush: Daughter of the Tigris by Muhsin Al-Ramli

Barbara Haus Schwepcke: 1001 Buch – Die Literaturen des Orients by Stefan Weidner

 

BOOKS IN BRIEF

FICTION

Velvet by Huzama Habayeb, Passage to the Plaza by Sahar Khalifeh, Clouds over Alexandria by Ibrahim Abdel Meguid, Guard of the Dead by George Yarak, Book of Sleep by Haytham El-Wardany, Ice by Sonallah Ibrahim, Mama Hissa’s Mice by Saud Alsanousi, The Slave Yards by Najwa Bin Shatwan, The Egyptian Assassin by Ezzedine C. Fishere, A Shimmering Red Fish Swims with Me by Youssef Fadel, Thirteen Months of Sunrise by Rania Mamoun.

 

TEEN & YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Ghady and Rawan by Fatima Sharafeddine and Samar Mahfouz Barraj, Trees for the Absentees by Ahlam Bsharat.

 

MEMOIR, NON-FICTION

TAZMAMART, 18 Years in Morocco’s Secret Prison by Aziz BineBine
The Thousand and One Nights and Twentieth-Century Fiction, Intertextual Readings by Richard van Leeuwen.

 

CONTRIBUTORS

https://www.banipal.co.uk/contributors/

The translators of this issue are:

Roger Allen, Raphael Cohen, Humphrey Davies, Huda Fakhreddine, Paula Haydar, William M. Hutchins, Suneela Mubayi, Nancy Roberts, Mbarek SryfiPaul StarkeyJake Syersak, Sophia Vasalou and Jonathan Wright

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selections from this issue

POETRY

Wadih Saadeh – Wadih Saadeh Poems


OTHER SELECTIONS

Maia Tabet – From the Feature on Elias Khoury, The Novelist

Maher Jarrar – A Reading of Elias Khoury’s Novels