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Magazine Stand :: THE COMMON – Spring 2022

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In 2016, THE COMMON began its relationship with the Arabic literary world when Editor in Chief Jennifer Acker and prominent Jordanian writer Hisham Bustani collaborated to publish a special issue devoted to contemporary Arabic fiction. THE COMMON now publishes annual Arabic portfolios of short fiction and visual art each spring. Palestine authors featured in this issue: Mahmoud Shukair, Samira Azzam, Suhail Matar, Abeer Khshiboon, Sheikha Hussein Helawy, Khaled Al-Jebour, Suheir Abu Oksa Daoud, Izzat Al-Ghazzawi, Ziad Khaddash, and Eyad Barghuthy. These stories are translated from Arabic to English by four celebrated translators: Ranya Abdel Rahman, Nashwa Gowanlock, Nariman Youssef, and Amika Fendi.

In addition to the portfolio, readers can find fiction by Ben Stroud, Fernando A. Flores, Eider Rodríguez, Nathan Poole, Cheryl Collins Isaac; essays by Adrienne G. Perry, Anu Kumar, Liesl Schwabe; and poetry by Mary Jo Salter, Jane Satterfield, Tina Cane, Lynne Thompson, John Poch, Aldo Amparán, Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, Ellen Doré Watson, Melissa Studdard, Corrie Williamson, Michael Dumanis, Lauren Camp, Mark Kyungsoo Bias, Madeleine Mori, Jordan Honeyblue, J. D. Scrimgeour, Benjamin Paloff, G. C. Waldrep, Diane Thiel, David Hernandez, and Ralph Burns, as well as artwork selections from Palestine from the Hindiyeh Museum of Art.

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