Articles tagged "Hassan Blasim"
Beyond the Trauma of War: Iraqi Literature Today
A decade after the U.S.-led coalition invaded Iraq, we cannot approach Iraqi literature today without recognizing the multiple shifts and varieties in its expression. In a matter of ten years, the post-Ba'thist era has witnessed the sudden fall of a long-lasting dictatorship, an encounter with Western occupation, and an unprecedented upsurge in sectarian discourses, to name only the most prominent events. In addition to these influences, the development of contemporary Iraqi...
The Week in Translation
GO Readings what: Hassan Blasim reads from his latest collection of short stories, The Iraqi Christ, translated from Arabic by Jonathan Wright. when: December 10-12 where: Newcastle, Manchester, London more info: http://ow.ly/fXfx5 what: Translating Turkish Literature with Aron Aji when: Tuesday, December 11, 12:30-1:30pm where: 111 Minna Street Gallery (Minna @ Second St), San Francisco more info: http://ow.ly/fXg7Z.