Inspired by the inimitable Nadia Ghanem, who pioneered the “30 Reads” series with a list of recommended books by Algerian women writers, we have put together a look at a diverse list of 30 literary works by 30 different Iraqi women writers, in Arabic and Kurdish, and where possible in English translation. Continue Reading

For the next few months, ArabLit will be running a series of interviews and essays on Iraqi poetry: with poets, critics, translators, and others.  August 1: Basim al-Ansar: ‘Poetry Is the Source of All the Arts’  Poet Basim Alansar was born in Baghdad in 1970. He has been publishing his poetryContinue Reading