“The winner will be take home a ‘golden’ library card and €1,000.”
Both “A Trumpet in the Wadi” and “Refuge” are available in English translation.
“In 1948, due to his political activity, the Iraqi Court issued a warrant for Sami’s arrest, at which point his father had him smuggled to Iran. In 1949, Sami left Iran for Israel.”
Where does “star-shaken” come from, and why has the sea become open?
His interest shifted from the mechanisms of political reform to a social revolution. Women’s liberation, he said, “is at the heart” of this.
“The open war that ‘The Digital Hats Game’ hackers are fighting is both one of endless and borderless possibilities and one where they also expose themselves to uninvited invasions.”
One of the most discomfiting images in the “Night and the Desert Know Me” installation at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery in Washington, D.C., is Michael Platt’s “Just Outside My Window #1.”
The Kickstarter campaign “One Hundred Sixty-Eight Hours and One Second,” launched by Iraqi artist Wafaa Bilal to raise money for the library at the University of Baghdad’s College of Fine Arts, has fourteen days remaining. But it already has exceeded its modest $9,000 goal by more than $28,000.
You escape death.
They hit you on the border.
They insult you in the racist newspapers.
They analyse your child’s dead body on television.
“As Victor Hugo wrote in his poem ‘L’enfant,’ ‘Les Turcs ont passé là.’ One day I will be able to say regarding the part of Iraq occupied by the Islamic State, ‘ISIS passed by here.’
“That’s it? ‘Leave,’ just like that! It is inconceivable that one word could take up so much space on the door. Leave!”
Iraqi-Canadian poet Zaid Shlah has a new collection of poems and essays just out from Frontenac House Press, “ClockWork.”