Banipal magazine is the ever-open window on today’s Arab literary scene. Since 1998, its three issues a year have brought Arab writers into the global arena through English translations of a wealth of fiction, poetry and interviews by established and emerging Arab authors and poets, most for the first time. Each issue also contains book reviews and often features Guest Literature from a non-Arab country.
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In the midst of the raging, destructive war that is shattering Syria, Banipal 57 – Syria in the Heart presents powerful new poetry and fiction by twelve Syrian authors – works that reach out to all with contemplation and compassion in the need to tell the story and the search to understand. The authors are Nouri al-Jarrah, Rosa Yassin Hassan, Rasha Omran, Dima Wannous, Hala Mohammad, Maha Hassan and Khaled Khalifa, plus new in English translation Haitham Hussein, Monir Almajid, Fawaz Kaderi, Nada Menzalji and Mohamad Alaaedin Abdul Moula. Plus works by Liana Badr and Muhsin al-Ramli, and a 50-page guest feature on Literature from Flanders.