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Banipal Magazine - Issue 8

Banipal Magazine - Issue 8

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22-page feature on Moroccan novelist, poet and essayist Tahar Ben Jelloun. Feature on works by Ten Iraqi Poets. PLUS works by 6 other poets and 10 fiction-writers including appreciations. Article by Mahmoud Darwish on Translating Poetry.



poet, novelist and essayist
with drawings by Azzawi
J M G Le Clézio: Tahar the wise
Stefan Weidner: Homage to the Unknown Dead
Excerpts from the poems The Raising of the Ashes and Ephemeral Childhood
Maati Kabbal: The Polyphonies of Ben Jelloun
James Kirkup: Ben Jelloun’s Italian journeys
Excerpt from the novel Labyrinthe des sentiments
with illustrations of Ernest Pignon-Ernest
Tahar Ben Jelloun talks to Pierrre Maury
Excerpt from poem Le Discours du Chameau
with an appreciation by translator Margaret Furniss
Mai Ghoussoub reviews Harrouda
Mona Zaki reviews Corruption
Margaret Obank reviews Ben Jelloun’s trilogy The Sand Child,
The Sacred Night and The Wrong Night
and French Hospitality

Mahmoud Darwish: On translating poetry The Place of the Universal

Haidar Haidar: Excerpt from the novel The Desolate Time
Bassam K. Frangieh: Essay Haidar Haidar – novelist of social change
Etel Adnan: Three poems
Abdallah Zreka: Excerpts from “Black candle drops”
Ahmed Barakat: Three poems
Sabri Moussa: Three short stories
Rafik Schami: Three short stories
Ulla Kasten: Rafik Schami – Damascene storyteller
Yahya al-Qaissi: Short story Shattered desires

Selected poems of:
Salah Niazi
Sargon Boulus
Sadiq al-Sayegh
A K EL Janabi
Hashim Shafiq
Amal AL-Jabouri
Muniam Alfaker
Adnan Mohsen
Fadhil Sultani
Dalia Riadh

Issa J. Boullata: Short story Bar-room confessions
Saleh al-Azzaz: Short story Chirping
May Tilmissany: Excerpt from the novel Dunyazad
Roger Allen: Essay Possibilities of meaning and delicious ambiguities
Muhsin al-Ramly: Short story Boredom
Faraj Bou al-Isha: Six poems
Sabah Zwein: Selected poems
Leila Marouane: Excerpt from the novel The Abductor
Hoda Ablan: Twelve poems

Samir el-Youssef: Out of Place by Edward Said
Susannah Tarbush: The Honey by Zeina B. Ghandour
Susannah Tarbush: Tony Hanania’s islands of desire
Peter Clark: Eros Island by Tony Hanania