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Camera Obscura

Bath of Gold

Al-Matmourah

Rosewater

Exit

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Magazine of Modern Arab Literature

9 New NovelsMohammed Eissa al-Mu’adab, Rula Jurdi, Hassouna Mosbahi, Ghalya Al Said, Shaima al-Watani, Rabia Djelti, Hammour Ziada, Noura Mohammad Faraj, Ezzedine Choukri Fishere

SALUTING BEIRUT ABDO WAZEN: BEIRUTSHIMA ELIAS KHOURY: CITY OF STRANGERS

JABRA IBRAHIM JABRA LETTERS TO DENYS JOHNSON-DAVIES

TRIBUTE TO SHIMON BALLAS

INTERVIEW WITH PUBLISHER GHASSAN FERGIANI

Painting by Mohamed Melehi

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10 Editorial

SALUTING BEIRUT 12 Abdo Wazen: Beirutshima, a poem, translated by

Paul Starkey 20 Elias Khoury: The City of Strangers, translated by

Humphrey Davies

35 FEATURE – 9 NEW NOVELS

Hammam al-Dhahab (Bath of Gold) by Mohammed Eissa al-Mu’adab 35 The novel, reviewed by Katia al-Tawil 39 Jawhar – an excerpt, translated by Chip Rossetti

Fi ‘ulbat al-dhaw’ (Camera Obscura) by Rula Jurdi 54 The novel, reviewed by Peiyu Yang 56 Chapter 3 of the novel, translated by Maia Tabet

La Nasbah fi al-Nahr Marratayn (We never swim in the same River Twice) by Hassouna Mosbahi 74 The novel, reviewed by William M Hutchins 77 Aziz, a chapter from the novel, translated by

William M Hutchins Junoun al-Ya’s (The Madness of Despair) by Ghalya Al Said 87 The novel, reviewed by Katia al-Tawil 90 Chapter 1 of the novel, translated by Raphael Cohen Al-Matmourah (The Buried) by Shaima al-Watani 104 The novel, reviewed by Mohamed al-Mubarak 106 An excerpt from the novel, translated by Christina Phillips Qalb al-Malak al-Aali (Heart of the Robot Angel) by Rabia Djelti 115 The novel, reviewed by Sara Slim 118 Chapters from the novel, translated by Sara Slim

8 BANIPAL 69 – AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

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