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Creatures, translated by the author with thanks to Hannah Somerville 125 Khaled Mattawa: A Force of Nature 128 Fadhil al-Azzawi: The Poet in Exile – poems from his new collection Many Caravans have Passed By, translated by Raphael Cohen 142 Stefan Weidner: Dance of Death in Kirkuk 146 William M Hutchins: Fursa Sa‘ida! 148 Fadhil al-Azzawi: “A Communiqué from Satan to the

Inhabitants of Planet Earth”, from the novel The Forefathers, translated by William M Hutchins 156 Saif Al-Rahbi: His Literature and his Silence 158 Fadhil al-Azzawi: My Experience with Writing 169 Fadhil Thamir: Towards a New Modernism

LITERARY INFLUENCES 182 Wajdi Al-Ahdal: “My spark to write came from an unexpected source”

TRIBUTE 194 Bassam Frangieh: Issa J Boullata: A Passionate Scholar from Jerusalem

BOOK REVIEWS 200 Susannah Tarbush: Praise for the Women of the Family by Mahmoud Shukair 204 Stephanie Petit: Death is Hard Work by Khaled Khalifa 208 Hannah Somerville: All That I Want to Forget by

Bothayna Al-Essa

BOOKS IN BRIEF 212 Songs of Mihyar the Damascene by Adonis The Tiny Journalist by Naomi Shihab Nye Poems of a Palestinian Boyhood by Reja-e Busailah Printed in Beiru by Jabbour Douaihy The Law of Inheritance by Yasser Abdellatif When All Else Fails by Rayyan Al-Shawaf The Clothesline Swing by Ahmad Danny Ramadan Folktales of Palestine by Farah Aboubakr My Nakba: A Palestinian’s Odyssey of Love and Hope by

Samir Toubassy EVENTS 216 Abu Dhabi: 2019 Sheikh Zayed Book Award 220 London: 2019 Man Booker International Prize 222 CONTRIBUTORS

Ahmed El-Madini

Fadhil Thamir

Khaled Khalifa

Issa J Boullata

Jokha Al-Harthi

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