Publisher Margaret Obank, in her introduction to Banipal 38, writes that, “It’s also no coincidence that the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI) conference discussed the genre of memoir as an Arab American cultural art form, a form as crucial as grandmothers’ stories to later generations—we include excerpts from three memoirs-in-progress.”Continue Reading

Two days ago, I was at the downtown AUC Press bookstore and considered picking up a copy of Banipal 38. Yes, I’m a subscriber, but the magazine came out months ago, and I still didn’t have my copy. But I didn’t buy it, and the very next day my BanipalContinue Reading

I haven’t yet seen my copy of Banipal 38, which became available mid-July at the reading of three Emirati poets at the London Lit Fest, but one can now read an overview of the issue on Kikah.Com, written by Banipal’s Margaret Obank. Continue Reading

I haven’t yet gotten my summer issue of Banipal (oh, my beloved Egyptian postal service! what good times we have had together!) but Youssef Rakha has posted his travel essay on his blog. The bus is more than half empty when I get on… An old woman in black scuttlesContinue Reading