Issue 127: Iraq

127 Iraq

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.

Read Freedom and Exile, Hussain Al-Mozany interviewed by Jennie Renton

FICTION

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

POETRY

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

ARTICLES

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

Photographs of Iraq – Anmar Al-Gaboury

REVIEWS

Hannah Adcock, Jenni Calder, Catherine Czerkawska, A.C. Clark, David Finkelstein, Alasdair Gillon, Stephen Lackaye, Michael Lister, Matt McGuire, Niall O’Gallagher, Faith Pullin, Tessa Ransford

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