Posts tagged "Iraq"
Monday Interview: Sami Michael (Israel)

Monday Interview: Sami Michael (Israel)

Sami Michael was born in 1926 in Iraq. He emigrated to Israel in 1949. Although he is a famous and worldwide acknowledged Israeli writer, Medarabnews was more interested in his opinions and views as a life-witness of the history of the Middle East. He is also the president of ACRI, the “Association for Civil Rights in...
Interviews on this Blog, 2010 – 2014

Interviews on this Blog, 2010 – 2014

Interviews have been an occasional feature on my blog since I started it in late 2010. Given that most of them receive a steady interest, from 2015 they will have a weekly spot. Here is what has been published until the end of 2014. Have fun browsing! And if you wish to publish an interview...
The Poet Cannot Stand Aside: Arabic Literature and Exile

The Poet Cannot Stand Aside: Arabic Literature and Exile

Marcia Lynx Qualey, whose blog Arabic Literature (in English) we cannot but admire, has published this remarkable analysis in Words without Borders, as part of their September issue on Exile. We highly recommend both sites to everyone who is really interested in what goes on in world literatures. Fourteen hundred years ago and more, the poet-prince...
"We Are Experiencing a True Upsurge in Iraqi Fiction". Interview with Inaam Kachachi

“We Are Experiencing a True Upsurge in Iraqi Fiction”. Interview with Inaam Kachachi

Our friends at Arabic Literature (in English) are continuing their series of interviews with  writers shortlisted for the 2014 International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Here, Al-Mustafa Najjar discusses Inaam Kachachi’s novel Tashari with its author. Ironically, Iraqi fiction has been flourishing ever since the US army invaded Baghdad in 2003. Several prominent Mesopotamian writers have emerged in...
Arabic Literature: 12 shortish short stories for your reading pleasure

Arabic Literature: 12 shortish short stories for your reading pleasure

Our friends at Arabic Literature (in English) contributed 12 short stories for the International Short Story Day, which was held last Saturday, which, of course, was the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Here is the impressive list of authors, which includes some of the great names of Arabic literatures: “Bloodred Dew,”...
Mahmoud Saeed: There Are Millions of Short Stories, But…

Mahmoud Saeed: There Are Millions of Short Stories, But…

Dear readers, we have started collaborating with the blog Arabic Literature (in English) which has brought news, information and insight on the region’s publishing industry for a  long time. For daily updates, please subscribe on their website. Iraqi novelist and short-story writer Mahmoud Saeed (Saddam City, Through the Eyes of Angels) has seen two of...