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Banipal Magazine - Issue 2

Banipal Magazine - Issue 2

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Interviews with poet Adonis and poet-painter Etel Adnan. Works by Saadi Youssef and 8 other poets, 9 fiction writers, a tribute to the late Nizar Qabbani, reports on the Quartet and Garnet publishing houses, and on Iraqi exile writing.

Editorial – Is there going to be a third issue?

Saadi Youssef: Six poems

Ibrahim Aslan
Samira ’Azzam
Samir El-Youssef
Latifa Baqa
Yousif Qa’id
Luay Abdelilah
Paula Haydar

INTERVIEW with Adonis
There are many Easts in the East and many Wests in the West

Saleem Barakat
Salam Sarhan
Taha Muhammad Ali
Mohammed Bennis
Saif al-Rahbi
Amina Saïd
Basheer al-Baker
Tahar Bekri
Saif al-Rahbi

Private Syntheses and Multiple Identities
INTERVIEW with poet, writer and artist Etel Adnan

Susannah Tarbush: Memory for Forgetfulness by Mahmoud Darwish
Anne Chambers: Beirut Blues by Hanan al-Shaykh
Peter Clark: Leaving Beirut by Mai Ghoussoub
As'ad Khairallah: Ounsi El-Hage: Eternité volante Poetry Anthology
Stefan Weidner: On the Path . . . with Tayib Saleh by Talha Jibril

The moon declares mourning . . .
A tribute to Nizar Qabbani by Margaret Obank

Samuel Shimon: Film script
What’s Between the Poet and the Church?

Translations without Translators
Peter Clark on Arab writers who write in English

The Iraqi Migrant Novel
Fatma Mohsen on developments in Iraqi novel-writing

INTERVIEW . . . A Kiss of Death
Zelfa Hourani of Quartet Books talks about the perils of publishing

INTERVIEW A Window on the Walled Garden
Sue Coll of Garnet Publishing talks about their Arab Women Writers Series