Banipal 18 - Autumn 2003

CONTENTS

EDITORIAL

Edward Said (1935-2003)
Great intellectual and fighter for justice and humanity

Farewell, Wilfred of Arabia (1910-2003)


FEATURE ON NOVELIST HABIB SELMI

Samuel Shimon interviews the Tunisian author
Excerpt from Habib Selmi’s novel Ushaq Bayya [Bayya’s Lovers]

Khaled Mattawa: Poem Dark Anthem
Abdulilah Salhi: Two poems
Saïd el-Baz: Four Poems
Saad Sarhane: Ten Poems
Yassin Adnan: Seven poems
Nouri al-Jarrah: Five poems

Hartmut Fähndrich: Portrait of Tunisian novelist Hassan Nasr


FEATURE ON WRITERS AND POETS FROM IRAQ
Part 2

Buland al-Haydari: Nine poems
Salih J. Altoma: Buland al-Haydari (1926-1996)
Abdel Khaliq al-Rikabi: Short story Mad Dog Disease
Sargon Boulus: Six poems
Mahdi Issa al-Saqr: Please, No More Flags! excerpt from new novel
Vivian Slioa: Two poems
Abdul Wahab al-Bayati: Poem Death and the Lamp
James Howarth: Al-Bayati’s Perfect City
Abdelkareem Kasid: Ten poems
Abdul Rahman al-Majedi: Four Poems
Ibtisam Abdallah: Short story The Nursery
Hadiyya Hussein: Short story No One Knew That
Mouayed al-Rawi: Poem The Processions of March
Sinan Antoon: Two poems

Six Iraqi authors from Baghdad give their views
Mahdi Issa al-Saqr, Saad Mohammed Raheem, Natiq Khaloosy,
Wared Bader al-Salem, Mohammed Darwish Ali & Taha Hamid Shabeeb

Samuel Shimon: Short story Two Royalists on Quatorze Juillet

Hussain al-Mozany Portrait of poet-publisher Khalid al-Maaly

REVIEWS OF BOOKS BY IRAQI AUTHORS
M Obank Tales of Old Baghdad by Khalid Kishtainy
Matthias Munsch Dreissig Orientalische Märchen by Najim A. Mustafa
M Obank Nine Parts of Desire a play by Heather Raffo


REVIEWS OF BOOKS BY OTHER AUTHORS
Susannah Tarbush
The Bullet Collection by Patricia Saffarian Ward,
Intersections – Gender, Nation and Women in Arab Women’s Novels ed. L M Majaj
The last Migration by Jad El-Hage

James Howarth
Children of the Water by Ibtihal Salem
Just Like a River by Mohammad Kamel al-Khatib
Leaves of Narcissus by Somaya Ramadan

Peter Clark
1. . . 2. . . 3. . . 4 Bomm by Abdul-Aziz al-Surayi and Saqr al-Rashoud

EVENTS
Dublin Writers’ Festival, June 2003
Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, November 2003

Banipal No. 18