Selections of poems and fiction, sampling the richness and variety of the hundreds of authors in the issues. Plus a chance to hear and see a few of the authors in performance.

Selected Issue: Banipal 64, A Rebel named Hanan al-Shaykh (2019)


Bassam Hajjar (1955-2009)

Inspiring young Arab poets today

Bassam Hajjar was the author of twelve poetry collections that were recently published in two volumes, hundreds of articles in literary criticism, art, and politics, and sixty books of influential translations in the fields of philosophy, sociology, and fiction. His translations were highly instrumental in bringing the best of world literature to the doorsteps of Arab readers.