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International Prize for Arabic Fiction Shortlist Countdown: Reading ‘The Sad Night of Ali Baba’

ArabLit and 7iber continue coverage of this year’s International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) longlist – in English and Arabic — with Abdel Khaliq al-Rikabi and The Sad Night of Ali Baba, about which al-Rikabi said, “I don’t think I have ever encountered as many moral dilemmas in writing any of my previous novels as I did with this one.”

Which 15 Iraqi Poets?

Last November, New Directions issued a new chapbook in their “Poets in the World” series: “15 Iraqi Poets.” The slim (60-page) volume was edited and introduced by Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail.

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