The amazing digital archive of Banipal

This is the time for a digital subscription

In these anxious and crazy times of the pandemic when nothing is certain, a digital subscription to Banipal magazine will not fail you, giving you access to every single issue, from the current issue back to No 1, February 1998.

Digital Banipal throws open an ever widening window on the diverse contemporary Arab literary scene through its unlimited access to the complete archive of issues from Number 1, February 1998.


Digital Banipal lets subscribers discover the enthralling world of prose and poetry by Arab authors in English translation. It's a rich and changing collage of contemporary literature written by hundreds and hundreds of men and women, stretching from Syria, Iraq and Palestine, through the Gulf from Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudia Arabia to Oman and Yemen, and round the southern Mediterranean to the north African countries of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and southwards down to Sudan.

Take out a subscription today, and go exploring. You will not be disappointed. We have kept subscription rates unchanged in 2020, 2021 and 2022. No change, as we understand the hardship and difficulties many people are going through.

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A replica of the print magazine in digital format, it is accessible from computer, iPhone, iPad or Android device.

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Published Date - 03/01/2020