BANIPAL 52 - New Fiction
Published by Banipal Magazine
Banipal 52 – New Fiction presents new works by Habib Abdulrab Sarori, Soheir el-Masadfa, Waheed Taweela, Nadia Alkowkabani, Jokha Alharthi, Atef Abu Saif, Shukri al-Mabkhout, Jana Elhassan, Ahmed el-Madini, Hammour Ziada and Lina Hawyan Elhassan, all translated from Arabic. The authors hail from Egypt, Yemen, Oman, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Sudan and include excerpts from the 2015 shortlist of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
The book reviews include novels that range from The Book of Khalid, by Ameen Rihani, first published in 1911, to Saud Alsanousi’s The Bamboo Stalk and Youssef Rakha’s The Crocodiles. The feature on “Prison Writing”, started in Banipal 50, continues with two new and powerful testimonies, and will remain open indefinitely for more contributions.