One of the major streams of disagreement during the 2015 Shubbak Festival, which ran last weekend, was what writing can (and can’t) do:
The comix panel. Photo credit: Shubbak Festival.
Libyan-British graphic novelist Asia Alfasi was perhaps the most vocal in the
Banipal 53, with its focus on Syrian short-story Zakaria Tamer, is perhaps the strongest edition the magazine has yet issued:
It includes more than a dozen stories by Tamer, most in deft translation by Jonathan Wright, Ibrahim Muhawi, Roger Allen, and others; an extensive Q&A session
Iraqi novelist Layla Qasrany traveled to Turkey to commemorate the Armenian genocide and visit sites that had appeared in her most recent novel. A side-trip into northern Iraq, where she visited a Yazidi shrine, brought depressing and hopeful news of ISIS:
This conversation — between writer Nada Adel Sobhi and translator-scholar Samah Selim — first appeared on the blog “Nadaness in Motion“:
Oye! Try something new
Oye! Worth a try!
Oye! Take a look
Oye! Go For it!
Oye! Top Ten
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