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Banipal 73 - Fiction Past and Present

 

This issue is available as a paperback (ISBN 978-1-913043-33-9)

or as part of a digital or a print subscription.

 

Cover painting by Hanoos Hanoos; pictured here in his studio in Madrid

Hanoos Hanoos, An Art that sees into the Life of Things

by  Jaafar al-Aluni

 

Emile Habiby

Two Stories from Sextet of the Six-Day War


translated with Introduction by Graham Liddell

 



Fuad al-Takarli

Two short Stories

translated with Introduction by Zaid Alamiri

 

Mohamed Choukri

Three Short Stories

translated by Jonas Elbousty

 

Dima al-Choukr


Excerpts from the novel Ayna Ismi? (Where’s My Name?)
translated by Jonathan Wright 
Read the excerpts online here

Katia al-Tawil: Dima al-Choukr unearths an unknown writer from 19th-century Damascus
 

Emna Rmili


At the Safehouse

Excerpt from the novel Shatt al-Arwah (Beach of Souls)

translated by Karen McNeil and Miled Faiza

Waciny Laredj

reviews Shatt al-Arwah (Beach of Souls)
Death at the edge of the Beach of Souls
Read the review online here

 

Ammar Ali Hassan


The Void Hunter
, a short story

translated by Mona Elnamoury

Mohammed Alnaas

A Place Where Dogs Dare Not Roam, a short story

translated by Zeena Faulk


 

Ezzat el-Kamhawi

The Travellers’ Room

Excerpts from Ghurfat al-Musafireen, translated by Paul Starkey

Fayez Ghazi

reviews The Travellers’ Room: Moving to escape time   

 


The International Prize for Arabic Fiction

Excerpts from the Shortlist 2022

Cairo Maquette by Tareq Imam

Rose’s Diary by Reem al-Kamali

Dilshad by Bushra Khalfan

The Prisoner of the Portuguese by Mohsine Loukili

The White Line of Night by Khalid Al-Nassrallah

Bread on Uncle Milad’s Table by Mohammed Alnaas

----------   The Winner will be announced on 22 May 2022  ----------

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

Samira Kawar reviews The Girl With Braided Hair by Rasha Adly, translated by Sarah Enany
Read the review online here

   

The Winner of the 2021 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize

  

        

Joselyn Michelle Almeida reviews Things You May Find Hidden in My Ear by Mosab Abu Toha
Read the review online here

Stephanie Petit reviews Solitaire by Hassouna Mosbahi, translated by William Maynard Hutchins

Norah Alkharashi reviews Packaged Lives: Ten Stories and a Novella by Haifa Zangana, translated by Wen-chin Ouyang

Fayez Ghazi reviews Jarima lam Taktubha Agatha Cristie, (A Crime That Agatha Christie Didn’t Write) by Yousif Abu Al-Fawz
Read the review online here

Joselyn Michelle Almeida reviews A Song by the Aegean Sea by Mohamed Metwalli, translated by Gretchen McCullough and the author

 

AND . . . BOOKS RECEIVED


Sheikh Zayed Book Award

Shortlists for 2022

Literature, Children's Literature, Young Author, Translation, Arabic Culture in Other Languages, Publishing and Technology.

The Award Ceremony will take place on 24 May 2022 in Abu Dhabi       
             

EVENTS

 

Nouri Al-Jarrah

at StAnza 2022 – reading poems from A Boat to Lesbos

Khaled Khalifa – the 2022 Fellow gives the Annual Lecture

The 2022 Banipal Visiting Writer Fellowship Lecture

 

CONTRIBUTORS

The translators of this issue are:

Joselyn Michelle Almeida, Zaid Alamiri, Raphael Cohen, Jonas Elbousty, Mona Elnamoury, Miled Faiza, Zeena Faulk, Sawad Hussain, Graham Liddell, Karen McNeil, Nancy Roberts, Chip Rossetti, Paul Starkey, Jonathan Wright

 

For information about all contributors – authors, translators, reviewers, editors – to this issue and others, go to https://www.banipal.co.uk/contributors/

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Selections from this issue

FICTION

Dima al-Choukr (Alchukr) – Excerpts from the novel Ayna Ismi? (Where's My Name?) translated by Jonathan Wright


FICTION

Emile Habiby – Introduction by translator Graham Liddell and the 6th story from Sextet of the Six-Day. War


FICTION

Mohamed Choukri – One of Three Short Stories – News about Death and the Deceased


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