Selections

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 72, Iraqi Jewish Writers

FICTION


Ya‘qub Balbul (Baghdad 1920 – Israel 2003)

The Revolt of Ignorance, a short story

The story “Thawrat al-Jahl” (1937) deals with a topic that occupied many Iraqi thinkers at the time, the fate of peasants and tribesmen.

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FICTION


Samir Naqqash

Shlomo the Kurd, Myself, and Time, continued

Continuing the excerpt from Samir Naqqash's novel Shlomo the Kurd, Myself and Time.

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POETRY


The Mani Brothers

Poems for the Incarcerated by Almog Behar

Almog Behar writes about these two brother poets, born in Baghdad in 1850 and 1854, the majority of whose works were discovered and published posthumously.

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POETRY


Ronny Someck

A poem by Ronny Someck – Studio Ronny

An eighth poem by Ronny Someck, for which there was no space in Banipal 72.

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POETRY


Haviva Pedaya

A Poem – The Light's Chrysalis

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OTHER SELECTIONS


Ronny Someck

Exploring Ronny Someck by Almog Behar

Below the full version of this essay, published in Banipal 72 in an edited version due to lack of space.

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