Marcia Lynx Qualey rounds up the latest poetry and prose in translation from Arabic

Arabic Literature (in English)

Some beautiful work newly available in translation. Thanks in particular to some great work by translator Yasmeen Hanoosh in organizing the special “Writing from Iraq” issue this month on Words Without Borders:

ON LITERATURE

Words Without Borders: Beyond the Trauma of War: Iraqi Literature Today, Yasmeen Hanoosh

From their special April 2013 “Writing from Iraq” issue; more below.

NOVEL EXCERPTS

The National (UAE): An excerpt of Sons of Gebelawi, Ibrahim Farghali

SHORT PROSE

Words Without Borders: “The Green Zone Rabbit,” Hassan Blasim, trans. Jonathan Wright (from The Iraqi Christ)

Words Without Borders: Salman and the Mule Suicides,” Najem Wali, trans. William Maynard Hutchins

Words Without Borders: “The Mulberry Tree,” Salima Saleh, trans. William Maynard Hutchins

Words Without Borders: Merrymaking,” Luay Hamza Abbas, trans. Yasmeen Hanoosh

Words Without Borders: “The Arab Altar,” Abd al-Khaliq al-Rikabi, trans. William Maynard Hutchins

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