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Banipal Modern Arab Literature New Fiction Issue

Banipal Magazine of Modern Arab Literature 52 celebrates “New Fiction” and includes excerpts from the 2015 Shortlist of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction:

banipal-52Ahmed el-Madini: Willow Alley, trans. Paul Starkey
Jana Elhassan: Floor 99, trans. Robin Moger
Atef Abu Saif: A Suspended Life, trans. William M Hutchins
Lina Hawyan Elhassan: Diamonds And Women, trans. Sophia Vasalou
Hammour Ziada: The Longing Of The Dervish, trans. Jonathan Wright
Shukri al-Mabkhout: The Italian, trans. Raphael Cohen

The winning entry will be announced May 6, 2015 in Abu Dhabi.

In addition to this and other great content, Banipal continues to include “Prison Writing,” which first started with the self-themed issue #50. The editors continue the feature with two “new and powerful testimonies in, and will remain open indefinitely for more contributions.”

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