This issue offers perspectives on their home country from Iraqi writers and others inspired by its contemporary situation. Inevitably, it features celebration and lament in the form of fiction, poetry and commentary.
Baghdad – Haifa Zangana, The Last Letter – S.H. McGregor, Fairytales – Hassan Abdulrazzak, By Any Other Name – Radhika Dogra Swarup, Immediately Before the Incident at Marqab al-Amir – Keith Aitchison, Space – Lynsey Calderwood
Saadi Youssef, Salam Al-Asadi, Andrew Philip (after Sinan Antoon), Basim Furat, Shampa Ray, Abd Al-Wahhab Al-Bayati, Dikra Ridha, Gerda Stevenson, Gary Allen, Charles Bennet
You Will Be Next – Zuhair Al-Jezairy, Long After the Tyrants Perished – Hassan Abdulrazzak, Wandering Western Women – Hannah Adcock, Freedom and Exile – Hussain Al-Mozany Interviewed by Jennie Renton
Photographs of Iraq – Anmar Al-Gaboury