Submissions have opened for Shakomako’s print issue and for the British Centre for Literary Translation’s new conference ‘Stylistic Border Crossings in and Beyond Translation’.Continue Reading

“I remember another waterfall—how we left the dirt road and walked down towards the shore. Clear water flowing over the pebbles deepened in the middle of the river, so that leaving the shore became an adventure, and made the small island packed with trees appear distant, despite how close it actually was.”Continue Reading

Yasmeen Hanoosh’s forthcoming short-story collection أطفال الجنة المنكوبة (Children of an Afflicted Paradise) was one of our “30 Reads: A Month of Iraqi Women Writers.” One short story from that collection appeared in the Fall 2021 FOOTBALL issue of ArabLit Quarterly, and another is forthcoming in the Michigan Quarterly Review.Continue Reading

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