Articles tagged "Jonathan Wright"
Refugee Stories: Idomeni, Greece
Image: Ahmad at the refugee camp in Idomeni, Greece, photographed by Martin Trabalik. In 2015, over 800,000 individuals fleeing war-torn lands in the Middle East made the hazardous journey from Turkey to Greece in overcrowded, ill-equipped boats, hoping eventually to find their way to safety elsewhere in Europe. From the islands of the eastern Aegean they headed to the mainland and north, eager to cross into Macedonia and continue along the so-called Balkan Route to Austria and...
The Bamboo Stalk
One evening I called a taxi to go to the gas depot near the central market to change an empty cylinder. One of the streets in Jabriya was severely congested. Jabriya is always crowded, but congestion like this, with cars hardly able to move, could only happen if there was an accident or a checkpoint. As I expected, at the end of the street there were police cars with lights flashing blue and red. The police were standing by the side of the road checking driving licenses and registration...
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.