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Abdo Wazen: Beirutshima, a poem,
translated by Paul Starkey
Elias Khoury: The City of Strangers,
translated by Humphrey Davies
Four letters to Denys Johnson-Davies from Jabra Ibrahim Jabra
Ghassan Fergiani of Darf Publishers talks to
Valentina Viene about publishing Arabic literature
Shimon Ballas 1930–2019
Yehouda Shenhav-Shahrabani – Farewell to an Arab Jew
Elias Khoury – The Iraqi Jewish outsider
Stephanie Petit: Love is an Ex-Country by Randa Jarrar
Chip Rossetti: Ice by Sonallah Ibrahim
Hannah Somerville: Mama Hissa’s Mice by Saud Alsanousi
Susannah Tarbush: The Libyan Novel: Humans, Animals and the Poetics of Vulnerability by Charis Olszok
Samira Kawar: ‘Ush al-Jamr (Embers’ Den) by Zuheir al-Hiti
Revolt Against the Sun: The selected Poetry of Nazik al-Malaikah, a bilingual reader
Fugitive Atlas by Khaled Mattawa
Agadir by Mohamed Khaïr-Eddine
Voices of the Lost by Hoda Barakat
My Patchwork Life by Tamara Yousry
A report on the 2020 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize Lecture, which took place on 11 November, hosted online by the British Library. It was given by Liana Badr in a web broadcast which viewers were able to watch in either English or Arabic.
featuring treasured moments of meeting in Banipal’s long years of opening windows onto the world of contemporary Arab literature.
The translators of this issue are:
Raphael Cohen, Humphrey Davies, William M. Hutchins, Abla Oudeh, Christina Phillips, Chip Rossetti, Sara Slim, Jonathan Smolin, Paul Starkey, Maia Tabet, Jonathan Wright
Remembering a great poet: a treasured photo of Amjad Nasser taken in 2003 during the International Festival of Poetry in Casablanca
Selections from this issue