Release Party for Winter 2020 ArabLit Quarterly: Dreams

“One of the trickiest, most mysterious secrets of the Arabic language is the root h-l-m.”

Iraqi Literature in Translation: A Brief Introduction

Yet Iraqi literature continues, somehow, to blossom. There are older writers Fadhil al-Azzawi and Muhammad Khudayyir still at work (although the former in exile), and much younger ones, too: Thirtysomething Iraqi Hassan Blassim has been called "perhaps the best writer of Arabic fiction alive."